Friday 23 August 2019

Naming deal lands Limerick €300k

The Gaelic Grounds is to be renamed the 'LIT Gaelic Grounds'. Photo: Sportsfile
The Gaelic Grounds is to be renamed the 'LIT Gaelic Grounds'. Photo: Sportsfile
Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

Limerick GAA chiefs and LIT have signed a 10-year deal worth €300,000 to rename their county ground as the 'LIT Gaelic Grounds' from next month.

The deal, which is the first of its kind in Ireland, also sees a host of other benefits including a dedicated scholarship scheme for Limerick GAA club members to attend LIT, the use of LIT campus facilities by Limerick teams and administration, as well as offering internships and work experience within Limerick GAA for LIT students in sports coaching, event management, marketing and other areas.

The venue will undergo a significant modernisation over the course of the deal which will see it opened up to the local community and will include a plaza as well as other new facilities.

All-Ireland-winning star Diarmaid Byrnes is captain of LIT's hurling club, while Treaty panellist Paul Browne is the GAA development officer in the college.

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