Limerick reduces cost of new warm-up jersey to €100 for first team holiday fund

Updated 19 minutes ago

Team Limerick HurLERS has launched a special training jersey in an effort to raise funds for this year’s team holiday.

The O’Neills crest, which players wear during warm-up periods in next year’s league matches, was originally priced at 150 euros.

All entrants’ names will appear on the jersey, and you’ll also receive a Limerick GAA beanie and a personal message from Kiely and captain Declan Hannon.

After coming under fire, GAA limerick this afternoon issued a statement The disclosure of the cost reduction to 100 euros.

“Limerick GAA would like to acknowledge concerns raised by supporters regarding the cost of the recently launched Limerick GAA Training T-Shirt in a Holiday Fund fundraiser for the Limerick Senior Hurling Team,” the statement read.

“Since winning the All-Ireland Throwing Final and completing three wins in a row, planning has been ongoing to arrange a holiday for the winning team, management, back team and their partners. This is done as a reward for the hard work and dedication involved in winning the All-Ireland title.

“Players, management and back teams sacrifice hours of their lives each week in an effort to secure the most coveted medal in the GAA. To that end, the team holiday is a reward for the team and their partners for the sacrifices they made.

“With the cost of international travel increasing from the cost of the team holiday to include players, the back-management team and their partners have become critical. Limerick County Council will be solely responsible for paying this cost. To this end, the unique opportunity to purchase this special jersey has been launched to raise funds to offset some of these Cost The team has not traveled on a team holiday yet this year.

“With this unique shirt, every subscriber will see their name on the shirt that the players will wear next season. Each subscriber will receive a specially designed jersey with their name on the fabric, a beanie and a personal message from Team Manager John Kelly and Captain Declan Hannon.

“In launching the initiative, Limerick GAA was aware of the current economic situation and tried to keep the cost at a reasonable base as possible. However, based on the response of our loyal supporters, we have listened to feedback and to this end we now confirm that the cost will be reduced to €100.

“The difference will be refunded to those who have already bought at the original price and we will contact them in the coming days.

“Limerick GAA appreciates our huge loyal fan base and looks forward to a successful campaign in 2023.”

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“We know Limerick supporters are the best in the country, and we never found out we wanted fundraising events,” said Diarmed Burns, at yesterday’s launch event. “We hope you can support us and become part of our team.”

Limerick County Board Chairman John Kerrigan added: “This is a great opportunity for Limerick GAA supporters to get something in, as each jersey will have the names of all of their canvas subscribers.

“All money raised will go directly to a contribution to the Senior Hurler Vacation Fund. Everyone gets a very unique opportunity to have their name on this new Limerick training jersey.”

The usual GAA practice is to offer national level grants on the trips to the All Ireland finalists in football and hurling, but fundraising events are held regularly by the competing counties.

Funding does not include All-Ireland Championship winners in Camogie and women’s soccer, with Kilkenny President Brian Dowling recently spoke to The42 about their efforts to raise money for the team’s holiday after winning the O’Duffy Cup for the second time in three years.

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