Ryan’s SuperValue Supporting Erins Own Posted July 15, 2014
SEVEN GAA clubs were beneficiaries of Ryan’s SuperValu Group’s policy of supporting local clubs recently when they received funding for the development and support of their underage activities.
The seven, St Finbarr’s Hurling and Football Club, Ballyphehane, Erin’s Own, Sarsfields, Whites Cross, Glanmire and Douglas were all presented with cheques at a function in Ryan’s Super Valu Glanmire.
This funding will be used to run and develop their underage activities and all the clubs appreciated the constant support from the Ryan Group, which they stress is vital in the development of their coaching programmes.
“We could not do what we do without the support of Ryan’s SuperValu,” Denise Walsh of Ballyphehane GAA Club said.
“We are indebted to Liam, and the various teams in Ryan’sSuperValu shops for their financial support and it makes a huge difference to what we can achieve with kids in the area.
“We have more than 100 kids training with us on a regular basis. It is very costly to look after and run training sessions for kids on a regular basis and the sponsorship from Ryan’s SuperValu is vital to us been able to sustain what we do.”
Sarfields are another local club to benefit from Liam Ryan’s generousity.
“We are very fortunate to have someone like Liam Ryan in our area. He believes in supporting clubs in his area through his SuperValu supermarket and he has always been very good to us,” Marty Fleming, chairman of the Sarsfields Juvenile GAA Club said.
“His support helps us run our Hurling Week, with our training in the local schools and all our promotions during the year.”
Douglas GAA club also benefit from the sponsorship.
“We are delighted with the support from Ryan’s SuperValu for our underage GAA camps throughout the year,” Eddie Murphy of Douglas said.
Another local club that is sponsored by Ryan’s SuperValu are Erin’s Own GAA Club.
“Our partnership with Ryan’s SuperValu has been an integral part in the development of hurling, camogie and Gaelic Football at underage level in Erin’s Own,” Brian O’Shea said.
Speaking at the launch Liam Ryan, owner of Ryan’s SuperValu Group outlined the reasons for their continued support of so many clubs in their area and promised the seven clubs that their support will continue for the forseeable future.
“We at Ryan’s SuperValu Group are delighted to launch our underage GAA Development programme in association with the following clubs St Finbarr’s, Douglas, Ballyphehane, Erin’s Own, Sarsfields, Whites Cross and Glanmire.
“This is a great opportunity for us to help these local GAA clubs develop their underage structure. The local clubs do tremendous work in their respective communities and we at Ryan’s are delighted to be able to support these local initiatives.
“We want to be able to help the local GAA clubs encourage our youth to get involved in sport in their locality. “At Ryan’s SuperValu Group our policy is to support the local organisations and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.”