Comhairle Iarbhunscoileanna and Cumann Lúthchleas Gael are delighted to announce sportswear supplier Masita Ireland as the new competition sponsor of the GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Competition for the 2012/13 season. This is the first time the prestigious Hogan Cup, Croke Cup and Vocational Schools titles have had a sponsor at All-Ireland level and it is hoped this partnership will help boost the profile of these historic competitions.
Masita Ireland is a family run 100% Irish business based in Kells, Meath and has been involved as a supplier of equipment, clothing and kit to over 250 Post Primary Schools across all four provinces since 1999. An official GAA licensee since 2009, Masita were recently involved in the distribution of over 560 Super-Touch packs to Post-Primary Schools in all counties as part of the GAA Post Primary Schools Strategy in conjunction with the National Games Development Committee.
To celebrate the launch of the sponsorship Masita is supplying one full set of jerseys as a prize for a Post Primary School. Pupils, teachers and members of the public can nominate their chosen Post Primary School to win the kit by logging on to www.pp.gaa.ie and answering a simple question. The closing date for entries is Friday, February 1, 2013.
As part of the agreement Masita will also sponsor €5,000 worth of teamwear to All-Ireland Post Primary School finalists.
Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Liam Ó Néill welcomed confirmation of Masita as the new sponsor for the All-Ireland Competitions.
He said: “For the first time ever our second level competitions will have the support of a sponsor, one of our license holders Masita who have a long relationship with a large number of our schools across the country”.
“It is a practical arrangement as Masita currently provides playing gear to many of our schools and also highlights the tangible evidence of their support of our schools’ games.
“Masita’s growth is a great success story and I laud their support of what are important competitions for the Association".
Des Smith of Masita Ireland said, “As an Irish family-run business, everyone at Masita Ireland is delighted to extend our relationship with the GAA to the sponsorship of the GAA All Ireland Post Primary Schools Competitions”.
“Having been involved with schools for a number of years as a supplier of teamwear and equipment we know the commitment and passion that pupils, teachers, mentors and parents have for these great competitions”.
“We hope this partnership will increase awareness of our products to more Post Primary schools and we would like to wish the very best of luck to all teams throughout the country currently striving to reach the All-Ireland stages”.
The Masita GAA All-Ireland Post-Primary Schools Championships series of fixtures begins on March 9 with provincial competitions currently ongoing.
In the last season before the full integration of Vocational and Colleges competitions at national level, there will be nine schools crowned All-Ireland champions during the months of March and April with the Masita All-Ireland
Hurling Colleges and Vocational A Finals taking place in Semple Stadium, Thurles on April 6 with the Football finals following a week later in Croke Park.
Fixtures, results and news updates will be available throughout the season on www.pp.gaa.ie.