Kepak Group announces sponsorship of Meath Ladies Gaelic Football Association

Food company announces 3-year partnership with inter-county ladies’ teams

Kepak Group, a leading Irish food company, has today announced a significant sponsorship deal with Meath Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) until the end of the 2022 season. 


Headquartered in Clonee, Co. Meath, Kepak has been active in the local community since the foundation of the company in 1981. This sponsorship represents a new phase for Kepak’s strong history with Gaelic games in Meath; Kepak and Meath GAA enjoyed one of the longest and most successful relationships in Gaelic football, featuring a 14-year sponsorship of the men’s team.

Senior player Kelly Harris, U16 Ciara Lawlor, Senior Vice-Captain Shauna Ennis, Victoria Antoniades, Head of Marketing & PR, Red Meat, Kepak Group, Fearghal Harney, Chairperson, Meath LGFA, Mick O’Dowd, Agri-Business Development Manager, Kepak Group, Senior Captain Maire O’Shaughnessy, U18 Caragh Monaghan and U14 Lauren Woods 

The new partnership with Meath LGFA underscores Kepak’s commitment to supporting local communities, providing Meath LGFA with essential funding which will positively impact teams at every level. The agreement means Kepak’s logo will reappear on Meath county jerseys and on new branding at Páirc Tailteann in Navan.


Meath LGFA was founded in 1976 and has continued to develop, with the success of the 1994 County Junior team served as an added catalyst for growth. The county now boasts in excess of 340 different teams across 40 clubs, with more than 6,000 registered members playing, mentoring and officiating at games.

 Meath Senior Team Captain Máire O’Shaughnessy models the new jersey 

Commenting on the sponsorship, Mick O’Dowd, Agri-Business Development Manager, Kepak said: “Kepak is delighted to be reviving its support of Gaelic games in Meath. We proudly sponsored the men’s teams for more than a decade and are now looking forward to providing the highest level of support and loyalty to the fast-growing Meath ladies teams. Our philosophy at Kepak is always to be ‘more than’, be it meat tradition, quality, a product or a job. In every aspect of our business we ensure we are living by our mission, from working and collaborating with local farmers to continuously innovate and deliver sustainable initiatives. In Meath LGFA, we see that same spirit and commitment and we hope our support over the next three years will provide stability and assurances to enable the teams to maximise their potential.”


Fearghal Harney, Chairperson, Meath LGFA, said: “We are very pleased to have Kepak on board for the 2020 season and beyond. Our aim for the coming year is to continue the development of our structures and players as well as the promotion of our games, and to push Meath on to new heights and winning ways. Having the backing of Kepak will be instrumental in helping us achieve these goals. It is great to see a global company remaining true to its roots and willing to re-invest in local communities.”


Kepak’s sponsorship of the Meath LGFA forms part of its commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and its support of the 20×20 campaign, an all-inclusive movement to shift Ireland’s cultural perception to women’s sport.


About Kepak


Kepak Group is a family owned innovative meat company with a rich heritage of over 50 years of meat craft. From the establishment of a butcher shop in Dublin in 1966, Kepak has grown significantly and today the group has a turnover of €1.5bn and employs over 5,000 people. Kepak operates 14 manufacturing facilities throughout Ireland and the UK with sales offices in Europe, the US, Asia and Africa. The Group markets a broad range of fresh and value-added meat products serving the foodservice and retail market with market leading brands Big Al’s, Rustlers,, Celtic Beef and John Stone.

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