Renault Ireland has been announced as the title sponsor of the 2019 GAA World Games, which were officially launched at Croke Park today and will bring some 1,300 players from 10 regions around the globe home to play this summer. Renault Ireland is also the official car partner of the GAA and GPA.
This will mark the third-ever staging of the competition with the 2019 Renault GAA World Games set to be the biggest and best yet.
The initial stages of the event will be played out at the Sports Campus of Waterford Institute of Technology in Carriganore from July 28 to August 1, with the finals taking place on August 2 at Croke Park.
In keeping with the tradition of other GAA festivals, visiting teams will be twinned with local clubs throughout Waterford to enhance the social and cultural element of the Games.
There are now more than 400 GAA Clubs in existence outside of Ireland and this is reflected in the presence of 97 teams that are confirmed for the Renault GAA World Games and representing clubs from across Europe, New York, USGAA, South Africa, Argentina, Canada, Britain, Australasia, India, Asia and the Middle East.
World titles for Football, Ladies football, Hurling and Camogie will be on offer with competing teams made up specifically of native born or Irish born players.
There will be eight finals in all on a hectic day of international activity at Croke Park and with four finals staged for Irish-born players in Football, Ladies football, Hurling and Camogie and then another four finals for native born players competing across the four codes.
In total it is anticipated that approximately 5,000 people will be involved in this year’s Games between players, team officials, administrators, families and supporters.
The Renault GAA World Games 2019 will showcase the extent to which the passion and participation for Gaelic Games has now spread far beyond our shores and will acknowledge the keepers of this flame. The collage of international colours on parade will also be made possible by the on-going support of official kit suppliers O’Neills.
Their announcement as title sponsors of the World Games enhances even further the growing positive relationship between Renault and the GAA.
In addition to the World Games, a three-year partnership as official car partner to the GAA and GPA cements Renault’s ongoing support for GAA heroes on and off the field. Renault Ireland has been the county sponsor for the Westmeath senior and minor football and hurling teams since 2014, and together with Joe Mallon Motor Group, the brand recently announced its sponsorship of the Wicklow county senior football team for the next three years.