Roscommon GAA recently unveiled their new official team coach which will be used for team travel for all codes in the County. The county board says that the coach will significantly contribute to the promotion of Roscommon GAA through use in schools and clubs. The coach was purchased locally through Westward Scania in Strokestown. There are six travel partners generously sponsoring the initiative – BNP Paribas Real Estate, Ballymore Group, Dermot Hughes Toyota, Westward Scania Ireland, Seamus Carthy – REA Auctioneers and O’Neills Sports.
It is envisaged that this new transport arrangement will be cost neutral due to generous sponsorship and cost savings. In addition Roscommon GAA believes that this initiative will act as a source of inspiration to the next generation of Roscommon players.
Mick Fahy, Chairman of the County Board told TransportParts.ie: “We’re delighted with the new coach. It is another part of the Roscommon GAA jigsaw allowing us to encourage participation in Gaelic Games and bring pride to the county. We’d like to thank Club Rossie for their ongoing work and efforts on behalf of Roscommon GAA.”
Roscommon GAA says that they are fortunate that the Scania franchise for Ireland is owned by Roscommon Man Jim Callery and his family who are proud supporters of the GAA and are delighted to be associated with this progressive venture.
This innovative initiative was arranged by the new commercial and fundraising arm of the county, Club Rossie (www.clubrossie.ie) and is believed to be the first of its kind in the country.