GAA confirms Centra as new hurling sponsor

The GAA has today launched a new sponsorship deal with Centra and its 558 retail partners, who have been confirmed as an official sponsor of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Championship.

This is the second such announcement by the Association in less than two weeks and means that Centra replaces RTÉ Sport as one of the GAA's multi-sponsor hurling partners.

This new three-year deal, which comes into immediate effect, sees the Association join forces with Centra, with stores in practically every parish across the country.

Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Críostóir Ó Cuana, welcomed the arrival of Centra as the Association’s latest sponsorship partners.

He said: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Centra and its retail partners here to Croke Park today for this announcement on what is another great day for the Association and for our great national game of hurling.”

“Centra brings a wealth of experience to this partnership and the existence of what is the most extensive retail network in Ireland, will further assist our efforts to promote and market not only the Championship but the game itself.

“We look forward to working with Centra and its retailer partners in every community, in an imaginative and mutually beneficial way, to ensure that this most exciting partnership arrangement delivers for everyone involved.”

Donal Horgan, managing director, Centra, said: “Centra is immensely proud of its position at the heart of almost every parish in Ireland, so today it is with great pride that we announce the brand’s sponsorship of the GAA Hurling Championship.

“Centra is passionate about being local and Irish, and over the years our stores have become the meeting place and focal point for many communities. It is where a team’s prospects are discussed leading up to the weekend and where the very important post mortem takes place on a Monday.”

More in this Section

Zidane still interested in signing Pogba for Real Madrid: Football rumours from the mediaZidane still interested in signing Pogba for Real Madrid: Football rumours from the media

FAI working on Ireland eligibility of former Cork City playerFAI working on Ireland eligibility of former Cork City player

Mikel Arteta feels Jamie Vardy should have been sent off before equaliserMikel Arteta feels Jamie Vardy should have been sent off before equaliser

Delfine Persoon staying mum on Katie Taylor rematchDelfine Persoon staying mum on Katie Taylor rematch


Lifestyle

Dónal Clancy is a musician from An Rinn in Co Waterford. He will perform the music of his late father, Liam Clancy, in a special online solo performance on Thursday at 7pm as part of this year's Clonmel Junction Festival.Question of Taste: Dónal Clancy

BETWEEN 1973 and early 1975, John Lennon split with Yoko Ono, took up with his assistant May Pang and embarked on a period of intense creativity and outrageous behaviour. Lennon later described this time as his “lost weekend”.Rufus Wainwright has returned a new man

Stan O’Sullivan tells Ellie O’Byrne about the genre-busting album from 2007 that probably doesn’t get the recognition it deservesB-Side the Leeside - Cork’s Greatest Records: Louder & Clearer from Stanley Super 800

In recent times one of the most recurring and troubling conversations I have with teenagers, in therapy, is around their use of marijuana. Often parents seek out therapy because they have noticed a dramatic shift in their child’s behaviour.Richard Hogan: Beware of making light of your teen's marijuana use

More From The Irish Examiner