Tipperary GAA / FBD Insurance Press Release

Tipperary GAA / FBD Insurance Press Release


FBD Insurance announces three year sponsorship deal with Tipperary GAA

FBD Insurance is delighted to announce that it will sponsor the Tipperary GAA Club Hurling & Football County Championships for a three year period 2019-2021.

Tipperary GAA partnership with FBD Insurance includes sponsorship of all Senior Hurling and Senior Football County Championship Club games and all other Tipperary club championships from minor grade upwards and will be known as the; ” FBD Insurance Tipperary County Hurling & Football Championships”.

FBD is Irelands only indigenous Insurance Company remaining in the market and has local branch offices in Thurles, Clonmel and Nenagh. FBD provides a comprehensive range of insurance covers for cars, homes, farms and a broad range of general businesses along with being on the ground and providing a vital source of employment in local communities.

All Ireland Winning Tipperary Captain Seamus Callanan along with the Liam McCarthy and U20H All Ireland Cups plus a host of local club stars launched the FBD Insurance sponsorship at FBD’s local office in Thurles.

Chairman of the FBD Trust Michael Berkery – himself a Tipperary man – said he was “delighted this sponsorship with Tipperary GAA had come to fruition and everyone in the company is enthusiastic in support of the relationship with the clubs and players involved in the forthcoming County Championships. Tipperary’s amazing success at both senior and U-20 level is testimony to the strength of hurling in the county which is at an all-time high. Congratulations to Liam Sheedy and Liam Cahill and all the players for the great joy they brought to Tipperary people at home and abroad”.

FBD’s Head of Sales for Munster Maureen O’Meara said “FBD Insurance is Ireland’s true local Irish insurer and we have been protecting Irish families, businesses and farms for over 50 years. Local communities are the foundations of all the support that help GAA clubs and players prosper. At FBD, we have a unique connection to our local communities, providing on the ground expertise that our customers truly value. FBD Insurance is delighted to partner with Tipperary GAA on what we know will be an exciting journey over the coming years.”

Tipperary GAA County Chairman John Devane said, “The clubs are the lifeblood of the GAA and are the heartbeat of Irish communities. It’s wonderful that a company such as FBD who have a real presence at local level are coming on board to support the Club Championships in Tipperary.”

The sponsorship of the Tipperary Club Championships is an addition to FBD Insurance’s sponsorship portfolio which includes, The Irish Olympic Team, The FBD Connaught League, The Ploughing Championships, Bloom in the Park and a host of initiatives through the FBD Trust which provides support to Irish farmers, their families, communities and the Irish agricultural industry in general.

County Board Officials, FBD Insurance reps. and Tipperary captain Seamus Callanan at Semple Stadium for the Launch of FBD Insurance sponsorship of the Club Hurling & Football Championships (from left) Joe Bracken (PRO), Michael Berkery (FBD Insurance), Kathleen O’Connor, (FBD Insurance), Rena Ryan (FBD Insurance), Seamus Callanan (Tipperary captain) holding the Liam McCarthy Cup), Timmy Floyd (Secretary) holding the James Nowlan Cup, Maureen O’Meara (FBD Insurance), Siobhan Kinane (FBD Insurance), John Devane (County Board Chairman), Tom Maher (CCC Secretary). Photograph: Bridget Delaney


Michael Berkery (FBD Insurance), Tipperary captain Seamus Callanan (holding Liam McCarthy Cup) and County Board Secretary Timmy Floyd (holding James Nowlan Cup) at the Launch of FBD Insurance sponsorship of the County Hurling & Football Championships. Photograph: Bridget Delaney


Kathleen O’Connor, Rena Ryan, Maureen O’Meara and Siobhan Kinane representing the sponsor FBD Insurance of Tipperary Club Hurling & Football Championships. Photograph: Bridget Delaney

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28 August 2019