WITH the Lancashire GAA championship underway, the Irish Post is delighted to announce a sponsorship deal that will see this year's competition renamed The Irish Post Lancashire Senior Football Championship.
Fixtures began in April and will continue until December in both a league and knockout format with 12 teams from the north-west of England and The Isle of Man competing this season.
The Irish Post, which has also renewed its commitment to partner the All Britain GAA Competition in July, will present the winning team with this year's Championship trophy and The Irish Post Man of the Match award on the day of the county final.
Games will be publicised through the newspaper’s Twitter and Facebook accounts and match reports will be included in the print edition.
Brian Johnston, Treasurer of the Lancashire County Board, said: “Lancashire County Board is thrilled to have The Irish Post sponsor our 2014 Senior Football Championship. Football in Lancashire has grown stronger with an increase in clubs and the standard continuing to rise.
“This has been demonstrated with Lancashire clubs and the county team dominating the Junior All-Britain Competitions in recent years. We would like to continue giving our football the coverage it deserves. And working in partnership with The Irish Post will certainly do that.”
The partnership will mean that the competition will be named The Irish Post Lancashire Senior Football Championship, and The Irish Post will present the cup and The Irish Post Man of the Match award to deserving victors on the day of the county final.
Ronan Early, Sports Editor of The Irish Post, said: “From industry to music to sport, Irish people have made a huge contribution to life in the north-west of England for generations.
“The thriving GAA scene is one of the best examples of this. We’re honoured to sponsor the SFC and to cover the games. We look forward to telling the story of another fine championship.”