As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting local community organisations across Wicklow, Codling Wind Park is delighted to announce its sponsorship of Éire Óg Greystones’ U15 Féile hurling team.
The sponsorship follows the team’s fantastic achievement in winning the county Féile competition and ahead of their trip to Kilcotton Borris GAA club in Laois for a Regional Féile where they will represent Wicklow against clubs from other counties such as Kerry, Westmeath, and host county Laois in the group stages.
Éire Óg Greystones, which can trace its roots back over 100 years to 1920, has approximately 1,500 members and around 35 different teams competing in hurling, camogie, gaelic football and ladies’ football in Wicklow league and championship competitions. The club, which also acts as a vital community hub for children with disabilities as well as older members, was one of the first in the country to adopt the one club initiative, which combines camogie, GAA and LGFA under the one club model.
Codling Wind Park is the proud new sponsor of the U15 hurling team’s Féile gear, which includes track suits, training tops and kit bags and which the players will continue to use throughout the GAA season.
Grainne Fennell, Community Engagement Manager with Codling Wind Park said the project was delighted to support this vibrant and growing GAA club.
“It is a real honour for Codling to partner with a leading sporting and community organisation such as Éire Óg Greystones. The club, just like the wider GAA family in Wicklow and beyond, provides a wonderfully inclusive environment for young people of all ages and abilities to enjoy themselves while pursuing a healthy lifestyle and developing their sporting skills. In a wider sense Codling Wind Park is also about creating a safer and healthier environment for both current and future generations of our young people.”
Jim Darcy, Head Coach of the U15 hurlers described the sponsorship as a wonderful boost to the players and the club in general.
“The boys have had a great year – this was actually our first year entering Féile as a standalone club – but we want to build on that success for the club’s future. Obviously, that comes with costs, and we wouldn’t be able to provide the supports they or other teams in the club need without the backing of partners such as Codling Wind Park. We’re catering for boys and girls of all ages across different levels and the numbers are growing massively. That’s why we really appreciate this support from Codling, and we hope it will be the start of a long-term relationship between our young members and the project.”
To find out more about Codling Wind Park and its role in helping Ireland achieve its 2030 renewable energy targets, please visit www.codlingwindpark.ie
To find out more about Éire Óg Greystones, go to GAA, Ladies Football & Camogie Club (eireoggreystones.com)
For further information contact Kieran Garry
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About Codling Wind Park
Codling Wind Park is a proposed offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea, approximately 13-22 kilometres off the County Wicklow coast, between Greystones and Wicklow Town. Codling Wind Park is a 50:50 joint venture between EDF Renewables and Fred. Olsen Seawind. With an expected capacity of up to 1,300 megawatts (MW), it has the potential to supply over one million Irish homes with low carbon, locally produced, low-cost electricity, and to save almost 1.7 million tonnes of carbon emissions every year.