An exciting new Roscommon GAA Jersey was unveiled at a launch in the Glenroyal Hotel in Maynooth today. The Jersey bears the branding of Ballymore who continue as joint main sponsors to Roscommon GAA along with Tom Hunt of Ranger Pipelines for another two years.
The jersey manufactured by O’Neill’s will make its intercounty debut tomorrow night in Elvery’s MacHale Park Castlebar when Roscommon face Mayo in the opening round of the Allianz Leagues Division One Competition.
In contrast with the previous design, which was inspired by the jersey worn by the greats of the 1980s, the new jersey features a brand-new gradient design, fading towards royal blue at the bottom.
Speaking at the launch Sean Mulryan Chairman and group chief executive of Ballymore Group said
“I’m delighted to continue my support of Roscommon GAA and the great work they are doing. We in Ballymore are proud to have our name back on the Roscommon jersey and I wish all Roscommon teams all the best in 2019”.
Seamus Sweeney Chairman of Roscommon GAA paid tribute to Sean Mulryan saying
“Roscommon is very lucky to have a sponsor like Sean Mulryan. Sean is a Roscommon man who has established one of the biggest property development companies in Ireland and the UK, but has kept a close link with his home place and has always been there to support Roscommon GAA.
For many years Sean has been heavily involved in all the good news stories coming from Roscommon GAA. He partnered with Club Rossie when we raffled the house so successfully in our Win a House in Dublin Draw, he’s a supporter of our underage academies, he is backing all the elements of the Gaelic family in Roscommon Football, Hurling, Ladies Football and Camogie.
I’d like to thank Sean, his wife Bernardine, all their family for the support over the years and I’d also like to thank Ballymore for all their assistance and expertise over my time as county chairman.
Finally, we are extremely grateful for the support we have received from Tom Hunt and Ranger Pipelines not only for the past four year’s sponsorship but for all he has done for Roscommon GAA. We’re delighted that he has agreed to continue as a joint main sponsor for the next two years.”
Speaking before the launch, David O’Connor, County Treasurer and founding member of Club Rossie said,
“This is a really important day for Roscommon GAA and this continued level of sponsorship plays an important part in reaching our goals on the field. Our focus is on ensuring that Roscommon GAA teams have the best possible financial backing in order to compete at the highest level on the inter-county stage with Sean, Tom and our other backers thankfully we are achieving that.”