Galway GAA strike new €2m deal with Supermacs

May 18, 2018

Galway abandoned plans to build a state-of-the-art training complex at Mountain South.

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.

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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