Saturday 24 March 2018

New sponsorship deal in pipeline for Sligo

John Fallon

Sligo GAA officials are close to securing a new sponsor after one of the longest running deals in the country came to an end.

Sligo chairman Cyril Feehily is confident that the county will soon attract a new sponsor after Clifford Electrical ended its 20-year deal with the Yeats County.

According to Feehily there has been a major interest in sponsoring Kevin Walsh's side, despite the recession.

"So far, there has been huge enthusiasm from a number of possible sponsors about getting involved with Sligo GAA," said Feehily.

"We have been well aware that this was coming, it didn't catch us by surprise.

"Discussions have been ongoing with potential new sponsors for a few months now and I am very confident that we will have someone in place in the near future.

"However, when there is more than one party involved in discussions it can take a little while for every element to come together."

Feehily paid tribute to the Clifford family for helping Sligo GAA through some of its most difficult years.

"Clifford Electrical was a great supporter of Sligo GAA and in fairness to them after 20 years of being on the jersey, the time had come for a change.

"These are exciting times ahead for Sligo GAA."

Irish Independent

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