Wednesday 25 April 2018

Galway sponsor Supermacs donates €20,000 towards team holiday

Galway's Fergal Moore, left, and Jonathan Glynn in conversation after defeat to Kilkenny.
Galway's Fergal Moore, left, and Jonathan Glynn in conversation after defeat to Kilkenny.
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

It may be scant consolation for another All-Ireland defeat but no one will begrudge the Galway hurlers a holiday given their commitment levels in the 2015 Championship.

The fast food franchise has has given the Galway team €20,000 towards a team holiday in the wake of their 1-22 to 1-18 defeat to Kilkenny on Sunday.

The Tribesmen's ferocity and intensity has earned a lot of admirers and the Managing Director of Supermacs, Pat McDonagh, has decided to make the generous gesture in recognition of their efforts.

“I don’t think people really appreciate the sacrifices these players make. They have put in a huge effort, not just this year but over the years to become top class inter-county hurlers," he told the Irish Daily Star

“The players are dejected, they gave it everything and came so close. And soon they will get ready to do it all again, so they deserve a break. That is why we are making the contribution.

“It will them get away and help them gel as they get ready to go again. It’s the least they deserve after all the entertainment they have given us."

Supermacs came on board as Galway sponsors in 1990, two years after their last All-Ireland triumph.

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