PwC, Ireland's largest professional services firm, is delighted to announce that it is renewing its partnership with the GAA and GPA. PwC's original partnership with the GAA/GPA commenced in 2012 and this renewal will extend the sponsorship to the end of 2017.
We are delighted that PwC will extend our partnership and the continuation of the relationship is in itself an endorsement of the work the three organisations have carried out together since coming together formally in 2012.
Liam Ó Néill
The arrangement will see all three organisations continuing to work closely together for the benefit of footballers and hurlers through their support of the GPA Player Development Programme.
PwC has a strong connection to Gaelic games, employing players from all codes within the GAA family.
Speaking at today’s launch, Ronan Murphy, PwC Senior Partner, said: “As a Firm with a strong commitment to supporting players and games, we are delighted to announce the continuation of our partnership with the GAA and the GPA.
"The GAA is one of the leading sports organisations in the world and this is evidenced by its enormous national and international following, its integration into Ireland’s culture and its superb facilities built up by its membership throughout the Ireland and abroad. All of this is the result of hard work, efficient organisation and cooperation at every level within the Association.
"Over the past three years, this sponsorship has been very positively received by our clients and our people. As a training ground for Ireland’s business leaders of the future the continuation of our link with the GAA/GPA is a perfect fit for the Firm.
“We also look forward to continuing to work closely with the GPA and the GAA to play our part in ensuring the continued success of the Player Development Programme which is such an important element of the support system made available to inter-county players.”
Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Liam Ó Néill said: “We are delighted that PwC will extend our partnership and the continuation of the relationship is in itself an endorsement of the work the three organisations have carried out together since coming together formally in 2012.
“PwC are leaders in their field and it is encouraging to note the number of top footballers and hurlers who work with the company. I wish everyone involved every success with the ongoing work, all of which benefits our players.”
GPA CEO Dessie Farrell added: “PwC’s dedication to excellence, teamwork and leadership resonates strongly with the core values within the GPA and we are thrilled that their commitment to supporting players and both Associations is being renewed for three years.
“Having such a prestige company involved with Gaelic games is hugely beneficial to the reputation of our games and our players. We will continue to work closely with PwC to help strengthen our Development Programme including providing graduate opportunities for county players.”
A number of county stars, including Clare’s Pádraic Collins, Cork’s Shane O’Neill, Dublin’s Cian O’Sullivan and Seán Cavanagh of Tyrone were on hand to lend their support to the announcement.
PwC became an official partner of the GAA and GPA in January 2012. As a sponsor of the GAA/GPA joint commercial venture, PwC helps support a range of player development and player welfare initiatives.