Allianz extends GAA sponsorship deal until 2025

Clockwise, from front left, former Tipperary manager Michael ‘Babs’ Keating, current Meath footballer Donal Keogan, former Meath footballer Graham Geraghty, Tipperary hurler John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael John Horan and Allianz Ireland boss Sean McGrath. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

ALLIANZ Ireland has extended its long-standing sponsorship deal with the GAA by another five years.

The insurance provider, which began sponsoring the national football and hurling leagues 28 years ago, has renewed the agreement until 2025.

Allianz said its links with the GAA includes providing insurance for Croke Park and 2,200 clubs across the island.

“Like the GAA, Allianz is proud of our heritage and of the contribution we have made, and continue to make, to the lives of the people of Ireland,” said Sean McGrath, chief executive of Allianz Ireland.

“Both organisations enable and instil courage, be it on the pitch, the stands or in everyday life. This is just one of the many reasons why Allianz and the GAA are so well matched and why we are committing to another five years bringing our partnership with the GAA to 33 years, the longest of any sponsor of the GAA.”

GAA President, John Horan said: "Over that period of time the Allianz Leagues have been transformed from a competition that once started before Christmas to one that now illuminates the spring months through the quality of our games which come thick and fast. Alllianz’ role in helping us to promote and highlight the competitions, and by extension Gaelic games, is highly valued.

"Of course, their commitment to the GAA extends far beyond the county game and I would like to laud their support of Cumann na mBunscol, a network that launches the playing careers of so many of our young hopefuls."

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