Bord Gáis Energy to raise €20,000 for Focus Ireland with the sale of exclusive All-Ireland final Christmas jumpers
Just 500 jumpers, 250 for each of the teams that make the All-Ireland SHC final, will be manufactured.
Limerick’s William O’Donoghue and Stephen Bennett of Waterford launch the charity initiative. Bord Gáis Energy also announce details of their new television ad which will be released to coincide with this weekend’s All-Ireland semi-finals.
Fans may not be able to attend this year’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final, but Bord Gáis Energy will help them show their #HurlingToTheCore support for their county in a unique manner, whilst also supporting a worthy cause.
Bord Gáis Energy will shortly be making 500 county-themed All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final Christmas jumpers available for sale – with all proceeds going to homeless charity Focus Ireland.
William O’Donoghue of Munster champions Limerick and Waterford’s Stephen Bennett were on hand launch the charity drive today, which aims to raise €20,000 to help fight homelessness in the run-up to Christmas
The jumpers will be manufactured in Ireland by the GAA’s official leisurewear providers, Ganzee and will be available for sale on www.ganzee.ie on Monday, November 30th, the day after the second of this year’s All-Ireland semi-finals. Every cent paid by hurling fans for their county-themed jumpers will go to Focus Ireland.
Bord Gáis Energy will also launch their hilarious new television ad, which will air for the first time this weekend around the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-finals. As well as featuring footage filmed during the making of GAAGAABox, Bord Gáis Energy’s online video series filmed in the front-rooms of the most passionate hurling supporters across Ireland, there will be a new twist to capture the spirit of a hurling season that was far from normal!
Managing Director of Bord Gáis Energy, Dave Kirwan said: “At Bord Gáis Energy we are proud and privileged to be able to raise much-needed funds for Focus Ireland, our charity partner, who do so much to help those who have fallen into homelessness. It is so important to raise this money in the run-up to Christmas, which can be a tough time for many.
“I would like to thank William and Stephen for their help launching this initiative and we wish them and their teammates all the best in this weekend’s All-Ireland semi-finals. We’re very proud of our long association with the GAA and I’d also like to thank our partners in the GAA for their continued support.”
Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, John Horan added: “Bord Gáis Energy have shown incredible support for hurling during their long association with the game. They are also showing their support for such a worthy cause through this initiative and we commend them for this.
“I would like to extend my thanks to all of the team at Bord Gáis Energy for their continued partnership and their ongoing support of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship.”
2020 marks the fourth year of Bord Gáis Energy’s sponsorship of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship, which will continue for a further two years to 2022. Bord Gáis Energy is also title sponsor of the U-20 GAA Hurling All-Ireland Championship and is the sponsor of the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour Series of Croke Park.
Fans can visit Bord Gáis Energy’s #HurlingToTheCore YouTube channel to watch all of the episodes of #GAAGAABox. Follow #HurlingToTheCore on social media for more.