Sallins GAA Children’s Officer Fiona Humphreys, Chadwicks Naas branch manager Mick Monahan and Sallins GAA camogie mentor Anne Collins.
Sallins GAA club has been named the Kildare county winner of the Chadwicks Kit Out Competition.
The competition which has been running all summer offered GAA clubs across Leinster the chance to win over €20,000 worth of Chadwicks’ product to develop their club facilities.
Sallins GAA Club scooped the county prize of €1,000 worth of Chadwicks products which they now intend to use to help build a hurling wall as they continue to focus on developing the hurling and camogie sections of their club.
The Chadwicks Kit Out judging panel comprised of Kilkenny legend Tommy Walsh, his fellow Chadwicks Brand Ambassadors Eamonn Dillon (Dublin) and Collette Dormer (Kilkenny) as well as Chadwicks Group Finance Director, Brian Conneely and Chairperson of the Leinster GAA Infrastructure Committee, PJ Kelly.
The panel deliberated over the hundreds of entries that came in from across the province over June and July. They were particularly struck by Sallins GAA’s role in providing its community with a sense of identity which can sometimes be an issue in areas with rapidly expanding populations.
Luke Kiernan from Sallins GAA who wrote the winning submission said; “The Chadwicks Kit Out Competition prize of €1,000 worth of products from our local branch in Naas is very welcome and appreciated and will be used to support the building of our hurling wall. Our focus for 2019 and into 2020 is to develop our hurlers and camogie players and we believe that the introduction of a hurling wall to our club will really help to improve our players' skill levels over the coming years.”
Chadwicks Naas branch manager Mick Monahan added; “Chadwicks Naas has been supporting Kildare with high quality products and unrivalled customer service for over 39 years. We have worked to source the best quality products to support the needs of our community, catering for local builders, tradespeople and DIY enthusiasts. As part of this ongoing commitment to the community we are delighted to provide Sallins GAA with €1,000 worth of products to help develop their club facilities. Congratulations to everyone at Sallins GAA and we look forward to seeing the new hurling wall when it’s built.”
The Chadwicks Kit Out competition was launched by Chadwicks this year to celebrate becoming a sponsor of the Leinster GAA Chadwicks Club Hurling League.
The sponsorship and competition marks Chadwicks’ commitment to support clubs at the grass roots level across the province to improve their facilities.