Galway Camogie signs “ground-breaking” new sponsorship deal

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Galway Camogie has agreed a ground-breaking sponsorship deal with Westerwood Global, which is to be formally launched in Galway at the end of the month.

The five-year deal will see Westerwood Global pay Galway County Camogie Board €250,000 to secure sponsorship rights including branding rights for all county camogie teams.

Westerwood Global will be the jersey sponsor for all county camogie teams from Under 14 to the Senior County Team who are current All Ireland champions and the Westerwood logo will be on all relevant county leisure wear, training gear and kit bags.

Westerwood Global will also have branding rights for interview backdrops controlled by Galway Camogie and on various promotional materials including social media channels, programes, magazines, brochures, and advertisements.

Westerwood Global is an Irish company headquartered in Maynooth which provides manufacturing and maintenance support services across the globe to manufacturers in high-tech industries.

It was founded in 2000 by Basil Holian who played at county minor level with Galway hurling teams and also with his native Athenry club.

Brian Griffin, Chairman of Galway Camogie County Board, described the deal with Westerwood Global as “ground-breaking”.

“What is different about this deal is that it has been conceived and negotiated as a stand-alone deal for camogie in Galway,” he said.

“We believe it is the first significant sponsorship for a county that recognises the substantial commercial value of camogie in its own right, and it sets a new benchmark for the sport.”

Griffin said the county board would use the investment to support camogie across the county.

“Women’s sport is transforming. A few years ago, our ambition for sponsorship was to be able to defray the costs of jerseys and kits for our teams. Now we will have substantial sums of money to invest directly to support camogie across the county.

“Every girl and young woman who plays camogie in Galway will benefit from this deal. It transforms our ambitions for the coming years.”