Homeland and Connacht Gold - back Sligo football 2022
Homeland and Sligo GAA are pleased to announce the renewal of the sponsorship of Sligo’s adult football championships this summer by Aurivo Co-Operative Society through Homeland and Connacht Gold.
Homeland has nine stores located across the county which provide a full range of products for the agri, garden, hardware, homeware and pet customer with a commitment to provide advice and support to the community.
Connacht Gold is the iconic consumer brand of Aurivo Consumer Foods, that stands for quality, trusted dairy products that play a role in everyday life and are placed at the heart of the home – On the kitchen table
The Championship which is the pinnacle of their season for all club players and supporters in the GAA throws in on the week of August 13 and 14.
Homeland will be sponsor of the Senior football championships featuring ten teams including reigning champions Tourlestrane going for an unprecedented seventh successive title.
Connacht Gold will be sponsors of the Intermediate (ten teams) and Junior competitions – ten teams in intermediate, eight in the Junior A competition and 16 in Junior.
Seán Carroll, Cathaoirleach, Sligo GAA said “we are delighted to renew our relationship with Homeland and Connacht Gold as sponsors. Aurivo is very much part of our wider community in Sligo, our organisations are each rooted in the community and we share many similar values. These are two great local brands that are the equal of any in Ireland and leaders on merit in this region - exactly the type of profile that we want for Sligo GAA.
Now that we are thankfully able to get out and mix more freely after two years of restrictions there is a real excitement building among supporters and in clubs for the championships and the support of Homeland and Connacht Gold is much appreciated”.
Caroline Millar, Brand Development and Marketing Manager at Aurivo Agribusiness said ““We are back again for our third year working with Sligo GAA as sponsor of the Homeland Senior Club Championship. With nine (9) Homeland stores located throughout County Sligo we have many players and supporters among our customers and we will be cheering them all on as they go head to head in the championships. We are looking forward to seeing some great competition between the clubs in 2022 – best wishes to all!”
Seamus Hannon, National Account Manager, Aurivo Consumer Foods, “Connacht Gold has supported Sligo County Board for many years and we’re very happy to sponsor the Junior and Intermediate club championships this year under our Connacht Gold brand. Playing an active role in the community as well as supporting sporting activities is an important part of our culture at Aurivo. It’s an honour to support all the Clubs who compete in these competitions.”
The 2022 Homeland Senior and Connacht Gold Intermediate Championships through in on the weekend of August 13./14
The 2022 Connacht Gold Junior A and B Championships through in on the weekend of August 20/21
The 2022 draw took place at Sligo GAA Centre of Execellence on Monday 20th June and was broadcast live via Ocean FM, hosted by Austin O'Callaghan and live streamed via Sligo GAA's YouTube Channel.
You can catch up via link to YouTube here!
Pictured at the club draw evening L-R: Andrew Hodgson - store manager at Homeland Plus Sligo, Seán Carroll - Cathaoirleach, Sligo GAA, Caroline Millar - Brand Development & Marketing Manager at Aurivo Agribusiness.