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London GAA take off with CityJet for 2016 championship

Brendie Brien, Provincial Council GAA in Britain with Astou N’Diaye, CityJet
Brendie Brien, Provincial Council GAA in Britain with Astou N’Diaye, CityJet

LONDON GAA got a huge boost this week as CityJet announced plans to sponsor the city’s senior championship this season.

The airline, which has its major hub at London City Airport, is the new title sponsor of both London senior football and senior hurling championships.

London GAA is affiliated to Ireland’s major national sporting organisation, which boasts hundreds of thousands of players and members, mainly in Ireland but also with affiliates across the globe.

Making the announcement, Cathal O’Connell, CityJet’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “London GAA plays a pivotal role in the lives of thousands of Irish people living in the greater London area – and increasingly through its schools’ programme is attracting players with no family connections to Ireland.”

“We are delighted to sponsor competitions for an organisation that is at the centre of Irish life for so many in London and offers a home from home. The GAA helps in linking Irish people together when abroad but also in integrating them with their neighbours and the wider community,” he added.

London GAA secretary, Mark Gottsche, said they are “delighted to have CityJet on board.”