Tony Burke Motors, a family-owned, award winning Toyota dealership in Ballybrit, Galway, has won the Carzone.ie sponsorship for their chosen local sports teams, the Craughwell U8, U10, U12 and U14 GAA teams. The lucky teams recently received the sponsored kit which consists of a set of branded jerseys, a pair of shorts and socks for every player. The new gear is a welcome boost for the rising stars of the well-known Galway club, founded at the same time as the GAA itself.
Tony Burke Motors is well established in the local area with many employees also involved in the Craughwell GAA Club. This long-standing relationship was the basis for the dealership choosing the up and coming under-age teams for the Carzone.ie competition. Tony Burke Motors is also no stranger to success, winning the 2015 Toyota ‘Ichiban’ Award for outstanding customer service amongst all Toyota dealerships in Europe, and treats opportunities to support sport in the local community with the same enthusiasm and assistance that customers expect.
Tony Burke, Dealer Principal, commented:
“We are delighted to have teamed up with Carzone.ie in sponsoring Craughwell GAA Club’s U8, U10, U12 and U14 teams. This is a great initiative that allows us to get our name out there and support our local sports teams while also promoting Carzone.ie. These are a great bunch of kids and the bright young stars of local sports so we hope the new gear will bring as much of a boost to the teams as it will to Tony Burke Motors.”
Kevin Quire, Juvenile Chairman, Coaching officer and U12 manager added:
“The club, teams, mentors and parents are delighted to have won this Carzone.ie sponsorship. This is a great opportunity to receive continued support for the team and we would like to thank our friends at Tony Burke Motors for nominating us and Carzone.ie for providing the gear for the team. We have over 200 juvenile members and with a lot of development and financial support needed for the club, new kit unfortunately falls down the priority list. These lads have been wearing a set of jerseys bought over nine years ago and it’s hard on the rising stars of a successful hurling club who have to wear worn and odd gear. Many mentors have bought new cars from Tony Burke Motors and Craughwell GAA looks forward to continuing to support them, as they do for us and our U8, U10, U12 and U14 teams.”
The competition is being run by Carzone.ie, who have been calling on car dealers nationwide to nominate their local sports team of choice. This sponsorship initiative will see a number of sports clubs receive their very own branded kit courtesy of their local car dealership over the next few months, giving car dealerships the opportunity to support their local community.