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Glennon Brothers announce three year sponsorship of Edinburgh Gaelic football school league

 13th March 2013

Glennon Brothers is delighted to announce its three year sponsorship of the Edinburgh-based Gaelic football school league.

The youth element of Dunedin Connollys football club was established in 2012 and Glennon Brothers will provide financial backing to fund new kits and equipment to support the newly named ‘Glennon Brothers School League’, giving something back to the Scottish community in which over half of its employees are based.

Glennon Brothers joint managing directors Mike and Pat Glennon, accompanied by David Roger, who heads up Glennon Brothers in Scotland, attended the launch event of the league on Thursday 14th March at the Irish Consulate in Edinburgh where the sponsorship was announced. Guests on the night included the Irish Minister of State for Small Business, John Perry and Consul General of Ireland to Scotland, Susan Conlon, as well as industry bodies Enterprise Ireland and Scottish Enterprise.

Mike Glennon, joint Managing Director at Glennon Brothers, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to sponsor the Edinburgh school league for Gaelic Football. We all know that involvement in sport is enormously positive for young people. Without the time, commitment, and patience of countless volunteers, and the team at Dunedin Og, many young people would miss out on the wonderful opportunities that sport can provide, and we are delighted that we can support this venture and give back to the Scottish community which is so important to the success of our business.”

Pat Glennon, joint Managing Director at Glennon Brothers, added: “This sponsorship is a key part of our celebration of 100 years in business in 2013 and clearly marks the significance of Scotland to Glennon Brothers today. We wish the Edinburgh school league every success.”

The GAA is Ireland’s largest sporting organisation and has an established presence in Asia, Australasia, Europe, and North America. The rapid growth in the number of clubs overseas has been one of the recent success stories of the GAA, ensuring football and hurling is played on all continents at a variety of grades and age levels. Ladies Gaelic Football is recognised as one of the fastest growing female sports in Europe.