Laois have become the first county to secure a sponsor for their Centre of Excellence.
It was announced this morning that the Laois and Offaly Education and Training Boards (LOETB) will sponsor the new facility beside O'Moore Park for a three-year term. The historic agreement will see LOETB provide a range of education and training supports for development squad players and inter-county players at the Centre of Excellence.
Welcoming the news, Laois GAA chairman Peter O'Neill said in a statement: "LOETB and Laois GAA share many of the same values and objectives, such as community engagement, a dedication to education and training and a reputation for sporting excellence. The benefit of this new relationship is huge to all parties, including our clubs, as a part from the financial arrangement, the opportunity to provide for the academic development of our students and graduates involved in Talent Academies, Underage and Senior Intercounty Panels is a tremendous asset to our association in the county.
"I would like to thank our Football Board Chairperson Laurence Phelan for his assistance in bringing about this partnership. I wish to thank Joe Cunningham and Tony Dalton LOETB for their valued support in this arrangement and look forward to a strong working and successful relationship, which can only be mutually beneficial to all parties."
PRESS RELEASE: Laois GAA and Laois and Offaly Education and Training Boards (LOETB) are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership agreement that will see LOETB named main sponsor of the Centre of Excellence for a three-year term. More: Read Here: https://t.co/27k7PcjPz9 pic.twitter.com/iC1uucCSn4- Laois GAA (@CLGLaois) April 16, 2018