FOOTBALL: Glenveagh Homes become new title sponsors of LGFA’s Gaelic4Girls programme
(Glenveagh Homes are the new sponsors of the LGFA’s Gaelic4Girls programme. To find out more about Glenveagh Homes, visit https://glenveagh.ie/ . In attendance to mark the announcement at Summerhill GFC in County Meath are Roscommon footballer Jennifer Higgins & Armagh’s Aimee Mackin Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile)
THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association is delighted to announce Glenveagh Homes as new sponsors of the LGFA’s Gaelic4Girls Programme.
This exciting new sponsorship will cover a three-year term – 2021-2023 inclusive – with Glenveagh Homes coming on board to sponsor one of the LGFA’s most important development programmes.
Gaelic4Girls is an eight-week programme incorporating coaching sessions with fun, non-competitive blitzes aimed at increasing participation in Ladies Gaelic Football.
The programme targets girls aged 8-12 years who are not currently registered with a Ladies Gaelic Football club.
Leading inter-county stars Aimee Mackin (Armagh) and Jennifer Higgins (Roscommon) were on hand to mark the announcement of the new sponsorship.
Mackin was named 2020 TG4 Senior Players’ Player of the Year while Higgins is a long-serving Roscommon player, who made her 100th appearance in a county shirt against Offaly during the 2020 Championship.
Mackin and Higgins are both current Gaelic4Girls ambassadors – and Mackin’s path to the very top of the sport began with her club Shane O’Neills, with the Gaelic4Girls programme as part of the club’s start-up.
Ladies Gaelic Football Association President Mícheál Naughton said: “We are delighted to welcome on board Glenveagh Homes as sponsors of our Gaelic4Girls programme.
“There is a real synergy between the work that we do with the Gaelic4Girls programme, and the impact of Glenveagh Homes in local communities.
“For many young girls, the Gaelic4Girls programme is their first experience of Ladies Gaelic Football, while Glenveagh Homes/Properties are also heavily invested in the future plans of people, building homes in areas where people want to live, and at more affordable prices.
“The Gaelic4Girls programme, just like the work of Glenveagh Homes/Properties, has left an indelible imprint in many local communities across the country.
“We look forward to working with Glenveagh Homes over the next three years and it is great to welcome them into our family of sponsors.”
Speaking on behalf of Glenveagh Homes, CEO Stephen Garvey added: “We are proud to partner with the LGFA and to support the Gaelic for Girls initiative for the coming season. The sponsorship allows us to support clubs at grassroots level and is an important programme for communities right across the country. We look forward to working together with the LGFA to support such a great initiative.”
About Glenveagh Homes:
Founded in 2017, Glenveagh Properties PLC is a leading Irish homebuilder listed on Euronext Dublin and the London Stock Exchange. Over 1000 families have moved into a Glenveagh home since 2017. At Glenveagh, our vision is that everyone should have access to high-quality homes in flourishing communities across Ireland.
To achieve this vision, we innovate how we plan, design & build high-quality homes for where our customers want to be and for how they want to live.
We aim to become a leading sustainable house builder in Ireland with a focus on great quality, premium homes at affordable prices. We are home of the new.
Official website: https://glenveagh.ie/
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