EirGrid to celebrate the role of GAA managers
For the 2020 Championship, EirGrid, official timing partner to the GAA, will celebrate one of the most pivotal roles in Gaelic games, the manager, through its ongoing Manger of the Month awards. The state-owned company that develops and manages Ireland’s electricity grid is now in its fifth year as the Official Timing Partner to the GAA and is also the sponsor of the Under20 Football Championship.
Each month during the 2020 All-Ireland Championships, a managerial moment that changed the course of a match will be singled out with the manager being named EirGrid Manager of the Month and awarded a premium sports watch.
EirGrid works closely with people across the country to ensure that the national electricity grid is fit for purpose and that electricity is always available when and where it’s needed. The Timing Partnership with the GAA has provided EirGrid with additional ways to connect with and support local communities.
Last year’s monthly winners included Laois manager, Eddie Brennan, Tipperary boss Liam Sheedy and former Dublin manager Jim Gavin who was also named EirGrid Manager of the Year.
Speaking about the partnership Michael Mahon, Chief Infrastructure Officer at EirGrid, said: “At EirGrid, we put communities and community groups at the heart of what we do and our partnerships with the GAA provide us with many ways to support these communities.
“We are very proud to be in our fifth year as as the Official Timing Partner to the GAA and to be extending the tradition begun last year of recognising and celebrating the important role of the manager in the All-Ireland championship.
“At EirGrid, we want to pay tribute to the dedication, knowledge and energy that managers show in developing their teams and supporting them along the way, especially in what has been a very challenging year.”
Commenting on the launch of the competition, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, John Horan said: “Managers are the backbone of all teams; their in-depth level of expertise provides the influence to shape the game. EirGrid have used its platform as Official Timing Partner of the GAA to recognise and celebrate the special moments on the pitch that are shaped by managers who work tirelessly on the side-line. Given the uncertainty of recent times, managers have had to adapt by reshaping their training methods whilst still aiming to produce key results on the pitch.
We look forward to seeing which managerial moments will light up this year’s All-Ireland Championship.”