Avantcard to sponsor Leitrim GAA's county grounds

September 12, 2018

A view of Pairc Sean MacDiarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon before the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers round 3 clash between Leitrim and Monaghan.
©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo.

Carrick On Shannon based lender Avantcard have announced that they have come on board as the inaugural official sponsor of Leitrim GAA county grounds for the next three years.

The sponsorship, which will run for the 2019 – 2021 seasons, will see Avantcard become the official sponsor of Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada.

Speaking to the Leitrim Observer, Chris Paul, Avantcard’s CEO, said “Avantcard is absolutely delighted to be partnering with Leitrim GAA to become the official sponsor of Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada.

“Leitrim is a proud GAA county, with strong roots in every local community. We are excited to publicly show our support to both Leitrim GAA and the local community. We feel this is a natural fit given our base as a local employer.  

“Avantcard is committed to supporting people and projects locally, and with this new partnership with Leitrim GAA, we are showing our commitment to the community, to the organisation and our local athletes.

“One of the core principles within Avantcard is ensuring we support local communities and its citizens; we fundraise for local charities such as North West Hospice and we are thrilled to now be in a position where we can support the GAA in Leitrim over the next three seasons.”

“Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada holds a special place in the heart of the local community and protecting this was very important to us and to Leitrim GAA. This heritage and provenance will be maintained in the newly sponsored stadium, which will become known as “Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada”.

Chairman of Leitrim County Board, Terence Boyle commented: “We are delighted to have a Leitrim based company showing the confidence in Leitrim GAA to come on board to partner with us for the coming seasons.

“This new sponsorship will be a boost to Leitrim GAA as we ramp up our preparations for the season ahead. Avantcard is a local business, rooted in the community with strong links to the GAA. We see this as a great opportunity to work together and feel there are plenty of ways that we can complement each other, and we will work together to achieve that."

An official launch will take place in the coming weeks to mark this exciting partnership in Leitrim GAA history, with more details to follow.

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