One man who is delighted with the resumption of training for underage GAA teams is the Managing Director of Manguard Plus, Sean Hall.
Manguard Plus sponsors all football divisions within the Moorefield GAA Club from Nursery to Senior Ladies and Men’s teams.
The historic 10 year deal was signed in January of last year, signalling a firm and financially valuable extension of the company’s involvement with the Club.
Speaking ahead of the much anticipated reopening of underage playing, Sean said, “It’s been a long time for the kids who have had to contend with a very difficult situation. Kids want to be out kicking ball and meeting up with their team members and friends; its natural and normal for them to want to enjoy their sport and their training. It’s part of what they are”.
“They have shown extraordinary resilience during all the restrictions and I am just delighted that can get out and about now and have the craic and play their games”.
“I am a passionate advocate of sport as I firmly believe it glues a community together and provides an unbeatable outlet for people, particularly young people”.
“Moorefield GAA Club plays a key role in the life of Newbridge and the wider county and is vital to the fabric of our community, fosters important relationships and crucially , gives confidence to our young sportspeople”.
“I am just happy that we can all look forward now to a safe and successful playing season”.
Manguard Plus is one of the most important sponsors of sport in Co. Kildare and indeed in Ireland.
The company is one of the most generous backers of teams in Kildare based clubs and schools with an average yearly expenditure of some €150,000.
Manguard Plus sponsors the ‘Manguard Plus GAA Centre of Excellence’ in Hawkfield, Newbridge, Co. Kildare signing a five-year contract in 2018, in a deal worth some €200,000 to the GAA.