New developments for Down Ladies

Cumann Peil Gael na Mban, An Dun, are delighted to announce a number of exciting new developments for Ladies Football in the Mourne County. The Down Ladies County Board have agreed an exciting deal with Newry based business, ‘Around-a Pound’ to sponsor the Down Ladies Senior team for the next three years.

In addition to this, they have also launched a new-style County jersey in conjunction with O’Neills Sports. In what is a first for Ladies Football in Ulster, the jersey will be going on sale in O’Neills Sportstores in Newry and Belfast.

Speaking at the launch of the jersey and sponsorship deal, Down Chairman, Paul Kelly said, “We are delighted to announce these two exciting developments today. Gerard Rice, proprietor of ‘Around A Pound’, has been involved in supporting Gaelic and other games in the County for many years and we are very pleased to welcome him into Ladies Football. Given that the numbers of girls playing football in the County is increasing all the time, the new agreement with O’Neills Sports will allow us to promote the game in a more visible manner than previously possible.” O’Neills Sales Manager, Patricia Magee concurred, “O’Neills have been closely involved with the growth and promotion of Ladies Football for many years and are delighted with this unique development for Ladies Football in County Down. The profile of the Ladies game in general is increasing all the time and providing an opportunity for young players to wear the jerseys of their role models can only assist this process.”

Notes: · The Down Ladies Team won the Junior All Ireland Title in 2000 and in their fourth year as a Senior County, face Tyrone in the first 2004 Ulster Championship game on Sunday June 20th in Maghery, Co. Armagh at 6.30pm. · The Down Captain is Bronagh McCorry·
Around A Pound is based in Hill Street, Newry and Banbridge, Co. Down.

O’Neills Sportstores are located in The Quays, Newry and Andersonstown Road, Belfast.

For further information, please contact Down PRO PJ Cunningham – 07732 460564.

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