Community Dragons; Paul Galvin (Kerry), Marty Morrissey (RTE) and Gavin Duffy (Dragon’s Den) have teamed up with SuperValu to call on communities and GAA clubs in Limerick to enter the competition to win one of three €5,000 bursaries or the overall prize fund of €10,000 for their club, with one of each of these bursaries spread across the four provinces. Additionally, SuperValu will host a gala dinner at the winning club to celebrate the joy of Irish sport and the taste of local food, attended by GAA President Liam O’Neill.
Kerry footballer, Paul Galvin said, “I look forward to becoming a Dragon for the SuperValu Community Den initiative. In these hard times, clubs are really struggling to raise much needed funds. With this initiative SuperValu is providing them with an opportunity to get funds that will make a real difference to their club and its members. All you have to do is drop into your local SuperValu to pick up an entry form or log on to supervalu.ie. Closing date for entries is July 12th. Provincial winners will be announced on July 26th and the overall winner will be announced on September 11th. “
Margaret Barron, SuperValu Marketing Manager said, “Much like the GAA, SuperValu lies at the heart of communities in Ireland. We believe in the power of local and want to celebrate our sponsorship of the Football Championship by giving something back to the communities in which we operate and are offering clubs a real chance to make improvements that will benefit their members and supporters.”
Gavin Duffy, Dragon’s Den said, “As a Dragon, I listen to a lot of people looking for funding for various projects around Ireland. I am delighted to link up with SuperValu to help four clubs make a real difference to their community with the bursaries on offer. The GAA is at the centre of every town and village in Ireland and has the power to really lift the nation. This is a fantastic way to launch SuperValu’s sponsorship of this year’s All-Ireland Football Championship.”
Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Liam Ó Néill said: “This is an innovative way of engaging our clubs with the GAA Football Championship while at the same time offering them an opportunity to enter a competition with the possibility of raising welcome funds.”
“It is another example of SuperValu’s imaginative support of our championship and the GAA as a whole. I wish the Community Dragons and indeed the clubs every success in their efforts in the weeks ahead.”
In addition to entering the ‘Community Den’ competition, GAA fans in Limerick will once again have access to purchase tickets for all this summer’s Championship fixtures in over 170 SuperValu stores nationwide.