Minor A and B Captains Patrick Brennan (Young Irelands), Ryan Carroll (Mooncoin), Shane Fahy (St. Martin’s) and Liam Moore (Dicksboro) at UPMC Nowlan Park to receive their new gearbags from Michelle Clancy, UPMC Whitfield, with Barry Hickey, Kilkenny GAA.
UPMC launches Nowlan Park partnership with with gearbags sponsorship
UPMC has launched its 10-year partnership with Kilkenny GAA by sponsoring gearbags for this Sunday’s Minor A and B Hurling Championship Finals.
Players from Dicksboro, Mooncoin, Young Irelands and V St. Martin’s gaa clubs each received new gearbags in their club colours ahead of Sunday’s game, to celebrate the announcement.
Nowlan Park, home to Kilkenny GAA, has been renamed UPMC Nowlan Park under the new partnership. Chairperson of Kilkenny GAA, Jimmy Walsh, said it will ‘enormously benefit GAA players in Kilkenny across all age grades, including development squads’:
“We are delighted to welcome UPMC to Nowlan Park and look forward to working with them in the years ahead. Our partnership is an excellent fit for Kilkenny GAA. Health and wellness are an integral part of UPMC’s mission, as they are of key importance to Kilkenny GAA.
“This alliance will help to enhance and develop facilities in Nowlan Park into the future. Thanks to UPMC’s sponsorship, we will be able to invest in the betterment of the association in County Kilkenny, providing a higher class of facilities and maintaining them to a proper standard at the stadium, something that every club in the county and beyond will benefit from.”
David Beirne, chief executive officer at UPMC Whitfield Hospital in Waterford and senior vice president, UPMC International, adds:
“UPMC has a history of working with leading sporting organisations to support excellence on and off the pitch. In the U.S., we’ve been partnering with both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins for many years and are excited about extending this spirit of partnership to Kilkenny GAA. Through our sponsorship of UPMC Nowlan Park, we look forward to supporting the GAA and Gaelic games in Kilkenny and the South East in the years ahead, from top inter county players to the grass roots club level.
“Our mission is to serve our community by providing outstanding patient care and to shape tomorrow’s health system through clinical and technological innovation, research, and education. We look forward to collaborating with Kilkenny GAA on many different initiatives across health and wellness, player welfare and education.”