Today marked the official launch of the2019/20 “Top Oil Leinster GAA Corn Uí Dhúill Hurling Championship”.
This coincided with the announcement of Top Oil returning as headline sponsor for all Schools activity within Leinster GAA. This season will see the return of the Player of the Round Awards and highlight videos from the knockout stages of both Senior A Competitions. This alongside the streaming of both Finals and the successful ‘Next Great Commentator Competition’ means another exciting Post Primary Season is in store.
Head of Sales for Top Oil CEO Andrew Meagher spoke of his excitement for the year ahead ““We are very proud of our relationship with Leinster Schools GAA – our association with the GAA is very much a part of our company heritage. Working in partnership to develop the next generation of players through the school’s competition is something we at Top Oil are strongly committed to.”
Also present at the launch Leinster Chairman Jim Bolger outlined the new direction that this partnership would be taking “We are extremely excited to continue our partnership with Top Oil. Last season in particular so a renewed focus on increasing the exposure and support players are getting at this level. That was due in no small part to Top Oil and their passion for our games. We look forward to another exciting year in what has already been a successful partnership”.
Former Kilkenny and St Kieran’s legend DJ Carey Captain spoke about the impact the schools game had on his own career “There is no doubt that taking part in such a high level competition improved me as a player massively. You’re playing against a cross section of some of the best talent in Leinster so that only serves to ensure you are then ready for the step up to inter-county”. Carey also was impressed with Top Oil and Leinster GAA’s plans for the year ahead “It’s great to see a company like Top Oil really committing to the future players. The work they have planned with Leinster this year will create a real buzz around the school game that will benefit all those with an interest in GAA”.
The 1st Round of the Top Oil Leinster GAA Corn Uí Dhúill Championship will take place on Wednesday Dec 11th.