Scheme raises €250,000

IMAGINE Communications Group yesterday announced that their product Gaelic Telecom has raised over €250,000 for GAA clubs and schools in Munster over the past year.

The figure brings to almost €5 million the amount raised by Gaelic Telecom in support to the GAA at grassroots level, which allows GAA supporters to save money on their phone bills, since it was established six years ago.

During 2009 alone, customers of Gaelic Telecom in Munster raised €250,775 for their nominated local GAA club or school.

GAA clubs and primary schools in Cork received the largest payment in Munster in 2009 of €80,793 followed by Kerry on €43,342; Tipperary €41,461; Limerick €32,761; Waterford €27,696 and Clare €24,722.

Gaelic Telecom is the official telecoms partner of the GAA and a total of 5,596 GAA clubs and schools across Ireland are participating in the scheme.

Imagine are the operator of the new 4G WiMax broadband and phone network and GAA President Christy Cooney praised the scheme.

“WiMax is a great opportunity for GAA Clubs to oversee further fundraising with Gaelic Telecom and of equal importance it will provide rural communities with the opportunity to avail of broadband.

“With this new 4G technology, WiMax, Gaelic Telecom will save our members more on their phone bills and deliver more funds to our clubs.

“I would ask all GAA members and supporters to examine the potential benefits of signing up to this initiative while continuing their ever-increasing funding support for our clubs and schools nationwide.”



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