Roisin Egan, Roisin Ennis, Eoghan Cahill and Johnny Moloney at the launch of Glenisk’s partnership with Offaly GAA, Offaly Camogie, Offaly LGFA and Go Games. Picture: INPHO/Dan Sheridan.

Glenisk and Offaly Gaelic games bodies launch five-year deal

With their roots firmly planted in the heart of Offaly, organic dairy producer Glenisk has kicked off a long-term sponsorship of Gaelic games in Offaly.

The partnership includes jersey sponsorship of football, hurling and camogie teams, with ladies football due to be added once their current sponsorship with CMG closes next season.

This partnership across Gaelic games in Offaly aims to support the rising talent within the local community.

The Glenis company embarked on a major rebuilding process after a devastating fire destroyed its dairy premises in Newtown, Killeigh in September of last year.

Speaking on the partnership, Glenisk Managing Director Vincent Cleary said: “2021 was a tough year for Glenisk but we received extraordinary support across the country and especially from our community. We’re delighted to return that support by getting behind Gaelic games in Offaly – for women, men, and children.”

Offaly GAA Chairman Michael Duignan said: “Offaly GAA is delighted to welcome Glenisk as our new title partner. We believe this partnership is a perfect fit for Offaly GAA, and we are proud to confirm it also includes camogie and all underage players including Go Games. We’re excited to see what the future holds and look forward to building a long-lasting partnership.”

Offaly Camogie Chairperson Robbie Bergin said: “This is a hugely significant day for Offaly Camogie, and we are delighted to have Glenisk support us for the next five years. We are extremely grateful that a local company with an outstanding national and international profile have committed to supporting Offaly Camogie. Such investment offers us stability and ensures our players have what they need to develop and improve. The funds will be used to support not just our female county teams but by sponsoring our Go Games they are also investing in the future stars of our county. We are looking forward to working with Glenisk and building strong relationships over the next five years.”

Offaly senior hurling manager Michael Fennelly and football counterpart John Maughan both expressed delight with the sponsorship deal, saying that Glenisk has shown “commitment to all levels of GAA throughout the county”.

Offaly LGFA Chairperson Tom Fitzmaurice added: “We are thrilled and excited to come on board with Glenisk for Grass Roots and continuing the development of Offaly LGFA.”