€2.2m raised for GAA clubs, schools by Gaelic Telecom

2 Oct 2007

Gaelic Telecom has announced that it has raised €2.2m for Irish GAA clubs and schools since the company set up in 2004.

Gaelic Telecom is the official telecoms partner of the GAA. By the end of 2007 it expects to have raised over €2.5m for Irish GAA clubs and schools.

Gaelic Telecom donates 15pc of all the profits it makes from a customer’s calls back to the customer’s nominated GAA club or national school. The funds are paid twice yearly in the form of cheques that can be collected at GAA county board.

“This initiative from our official telecoms partner Gaelic Telecom is allowing GAA supporters nationwide to help their local club or school at grassroots level,” said Nickey Brennan, president of the GAA.

“This commitment to ongoing funding allows clubs and schools to invest in the future, as well as the present and we are delighted to give our customers the benefit of savings on call costs and to help them help their local GAA communities at no cost to them,” said Sean Bolger, chairman of Gaelic Telecom.

By Niall Byrne