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Shane Lowry To Sponsor Underage Structures In Offaly GAA

It's a five year commitment from the 2019 Open Champion.

Offaly GAA are set to announce that Shane Lowry is going to become a major sponsor of the county. 

The Open Champion will be involved in supplementing the playing structures in Offaly with a particular focus at underage level. 

There will also be a commercial and fundraising link between the two.

A statement from Offaly GAA said:

Offaly GAA are in the process of preparing a Strategic Plan which will have a significant focus on player development. As an elite international sportsman. Shane has offered his experience and expertise to inspire and help improve the development of our players. 

He will also support commercial and fundraising initiatives to help fund improvements in the underage coaching programmes and develop educational bursaries for young players.

Shane's father Brendan was part of the 1982 SFC winning team so the Clara man has always had a keen interest and attended games in both codes when his playing schedule allows. 

Speaking on the announcement, Offaly GAA Chairman Michael Duignan said:

“On behalf of Offaly GAA, I wish to sincerely thank Shane for coming on boardas a Partner of Offaly GAA. We are all excited by the prospect of working with Shane in the coming years as we strive to improve the fortunes of the county. Shane has inspired us all in Offaly by the way he has progressed to the upper echelons of world golf and we are all extremely proud of his achievements.

Shane has pledged his support to help our players of all ages to fulfil their potential. His passion, ambition and honesty of endeavour, while at all times remaining humble and grounded, are leadership attributes that we are looking to enhance in the culture of Offaly GAA.

We are on a journey in Offaly GAA and it is fantastic to have Shane on board particularly supporting our coaching and games initiatives, which we hope will benefit all our clubs and players. Offaly GAA are also very thankful that Shane has committed to support Offaly GAA financially and we are very grateful for his commitment to offer his time to help our players and support our commercial and fundraising initiatives.

The Lowry name has always been synonymous with excellence within Offaly GAA and we once again thank Shane for joining us on the Offaly GAA journey.”

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