2024 Leitrim GAA Senior Football Team Sponsor Announcement

Leitrim GAA is delighted to announce its new Senior Football Team Main Sponsor for 2024 with the news that Aughnasheelin native Pat Gallagher of the Gallagher Group, a construction company based in Kent, England, has agreed to come on board as the main team sponsor for the next three years.
Pat Gallagher was born and raised in Aughnacullion, Aughnasheelin, Country Leitrim where his family had earned their living by running a country shop and small family farm. In 1966 the family made the huge decision to emigrate to England. At that stage, Pat had completed his secondary education. From his father and grandfather, he would have gained valuable experience, especially with construction and machinery, and also a great work ethic, which would stand him well in later years. Pat was ambitious and it was his singular ambition to eventually own his own business. Through hard work and an enterprising nature commencing with the purchase of a second-hand digger in 1973, he eventually got small contracts in construction, and from this humble beginning a business was born.  The enterprise has gone from strength to strength over the decades and Pat is currently Chairman of the Gallagher Group which is one of the largest and most recognisable family-run businesses in Kent, employing over 500 local people. Starting out, Pat’s ambition was to offer an unrivalled service to his clients, which still holds true to this day, but it wouldn’t be possible without the incredible people that make the group what it is.
Leitrim GAA is most fortunate to have the backing of Pat Gallagher and the Gallagher Group, and looks forward to a successful partnership over the next three years. In conclusion, we wish to also thank our outgoing main senior football team sponsors Seamus and Caitríona Clarke of JP Clarke, New York, for their generosity and loyalty to Leitrim GAA over the past five years.
The Gallagher Group has posted the following response to the Leitrim GAA announcement:

“The Gallagher Group based in Kent England are delighted to partner with the Leitrim GAA Senior football team as the main sponsors from October 2023. The sponsorship is for the next 3 years. We wish Andy, the players and the whole backroom staff our very best wishes for the season ahead, and are sure they will build on their progress over the last few years.

As a proud Leitrim native Pat Gallagher is excited for the future getting behind the team. The Gallagher Group is celebrating 50 years in business during 2023, a leading groundworks, civil engineering and aggregates business based in Kent England with family and community always at the heart of our business. The GAA has a unique way of bringing their communities together in rural Ireland and that is why we are so enthusiastic to get on board and help to drive the Leitrim team forward.”

The official launch of the Gallagher Group sponsorship will take place on Friday evening, October 27th in Lough Rynn Castle at 7pm and all clubs are invited to send representatives.