Ennis based company Rengen Power are the new title sponsors for Clare ladies football for the next three years while Gaelic Armour have been confirmed as the full kit partners.
Welcoming all involved to the launch on Monday night, Seán Lenihan, chairman of the Clare LGFA board said, “It’s an exciting year ahead and we need a bit of excitement”.
He described Rengen Power as “a very progressive national company with an international dimension and it’s headquarters are in Ennis”.
Business development manager with Rengen Power, Seamus Lynch stated, “We are delighted to be entering an arrangement with a team whose goal is success. We are firmly behind you and let’s energise the dream together”.
Billy Hayes, founder of Gaelic Armour told the launch that “it’s our first year as your full kit partner while company director Martin Donnelly, a native of Cooraclare said “this is the start of a journey. We are a new company and I wish you all the best. I know the commitment is there and everyone is in this together”.
Special guest at the launch was Clare’s All-Ireland winning hurling captain Anthony Daly who paid tribute to Rengen Power and Gaelic Armour before stressing the importance of sponsorship to the sport. “When we started out Martin Donnelly was involved with the footballers and Pat O’Donnell was with us and within three years of his involvement we were All-Ireland champions”.
Wishing Evan Talty luck in his role as Clare team manager, Daly recalled that the Kilmurry Ibrickane clubman had “won every medal at underage hurling level with us in Clarecastle and his goal is to win the All-Ireland intermediate championship”.
Referring to the recent talk of unrest in GAA circles in Clare, Daly said “when we all pull together and everyone is on the same wavelength we are a danger to everyone”.
Manager Evan Talty and team captain Caoimhe Harvey thanked the new sponsors and the kit partner while Talty was also loud in his praise for the work of the county board. “It’s great to see the backing we are getting and that the board are working in the one direction for ladies football. Winning the All-Ireland intermediate title is the target”, he concluded.
President of the LGFA, Micheál Naughton congratulated all involved and thanked the sponsors for their support before wishing Clare well in the year ahead.