A big surprise for the U13’s at St Patrick’s GAA Club in Donabate, Co. Dublin when All-Ireland Football Champion and SuperValu Ambassador Bernard Brogan turned up and hosted a special training session. As the winners of SuperValu’s #MyGAAHero competition, Brogan also awarded the delighted team with a bounty of juvenile O’Neill’s kit.
Throughout the summer, SuperValu, proud sponsor of the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship, offered GAA fans the chance to win lots of prizes including All-Ireland Football Championship tickets, SuperValu hampers and vouchers, and the top prize of a special training session with a GAA hero. To enter fans had to tweet a photo of their GAA hero using the hashtag #MyGAAHero.
Peter Murray from St Patrick’s GAA Club nominated his son Karl as his #MyGAAHero and was awarded the overall prize of the VIP training session which was announced live on 2FM at the All-Ireland Final in September. Speaking on air, Peter said “Karl is my ultimate GAA hero. He is just twelve years old and even though he is not the best player on the team, he would always give 110% to training just like his hero and Dublin star Jonny Cooper and of course Bernard Brogan.”
This summer, SuperValu also awarded O’Neill’s kit worth €430,000 to over 400 clubs across the country as part of their ‘Kit for Kids’ initiative. The ‘Kit for Kids’ campaign took place in 130 SuperValu stores nationwide with shoppers receiving Kit for Kids tokens which could be donated to their chosen club at the in-store collection points.
Bernard Brogan commented “SuperValu’s Kit for Kids was a really great initiative this summer and I was proud to support it. I know myself just how valuable gear like that is so to see so many people, club members or not, supporting their local GAA club was really positive.”
He added “It was great working with the young players in St Patrick’s as part of the #MyGAAHero competition. We’ve some incredible young talent out there so it’s fantastic to see SuperValu continuing its longstanding support of GAA at grassroots level.”
Martin Kelleher, Managing Director SuperValu said “As a long-time supporter of the GAA, SuperValu launched this new initiative to help bring our sponsorship of the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship to a local level and to allow us to give back to the community that continues to support us. GAA clubs are the backbone of so many Irish communities and we’re delighted to have been able to support over 400 clubs by providing them with new kit for the GAA heroes of the future.”