Galway GAA has agreed a new deal with long-time sponsors Supermacs which could be worth up to €2 million over the next five years.
The fast food giant, who has been sponsoring the Galway hurlers for the last 27 years, have agreed to pay €300,000 per year, with add-ons and bonuses having the potential to increase that figure to €400,000 per year until 2022. According to the Irish Independent, the €300,000 figure is worth €80,000 more than the previous deal.
Jersey 28 for 28 years. @SupermacsIRE's & @Galway_GAA agree new 5 year deal to extend a partnership that began in 1991. Supermac's will sponsor all Galway Intercounty Teams in Football and Hurling until 2022. #gaillimhabú pic.twitter.com/nKgyABkD6A- Tribesmen GAA (@TribesmenGAA) May 18, 2018
The increased sponsorship money will help ease the county board's financial problems after they suffered an estimated €2 million loss on the recent sale of a piece of land they purchased at the height of the Celtic Tiger for a Centre of Excellence near Athenry, which was never developed.
The county board paid €2.8 million for the 103-acre site at Mountain South, and a further €535,000 towards the project, before deciding to abandon plans to build the proposed state-of-the-art training complex.
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