Aurivo named new Sligo club championship sponsors

The Aurivo -Co-Op will sponsor all adult football club championship competitions in Sligo this year.

In one of the most difficult financial years ever for the County Board as a result of the impact of Covid 19, County Treasurer Peter Greene has confirmed Aurivo will succeed the Quinn family and the Belfry Bar whose club champioship partnership with Sligo GAA comes to an end after 10 years.

The competition titling will be based around two of Aurivo’s key consumer brands.

The Sligo Senior Championship will be known as ‘The Homeland Senior Football Championship’’ while the Intermediate and Junior Championships will be sponsored by the “Connacht Gold” brand.

The official launch took place at Aurivo’s Homeland Plus store in Deep Water Quay on Monday afternoon and was attended by Brendan McGowan, Head of Finance & Assets at Aurivo Agribusiness and Seamus Hannon, National Accounts Manager Aurivo Consumer Foods, while County Chairman Brendan Leonard, County Secretary Bernadine McGauran and County Treasurer Peter Greene represented Sligo GAA.

Seamus Hannon, National Account Manager, Aurivo Consumer Foods, welcomed the new partnership with Sligo GAA. He spoke to Ocean FM Sport’s Austin O’Callaghan:

The Championship season begins this weekend with fixtures in both the Senior and Intermediate Football Championship.

Saturday, July 25th
Homeland Sligo Senior Football Championship
Group  1
Drumcliffe/Rosses Point v Tubbercurry in Collooney, 7pm

Group 2
Geevagh v Coolera/Strandhill in Markievicz Park, 7pm.