Hunky Dorys Sponsor Tyrone Ladies
Tyrone ladies GFA have confirmed the support of Hunky Dorys (Largo foods) as their new kit sponsor for both senior and minor squads for the forthcoming season. The news comes as Tyrone’s ladies footballers prepare to open their national league campaign. The move will now also see the crisp manufacturer sponsor all aspects of gaelic games in the county.
The deal comes after the ending of sponsorship from Target Express last year but will certainly be a boost to the ladies who under new manager Michael Rea are focused on re-establishing Tyrone as a force in ladies football. The county’s fortunes at senior level have stuttered in recent years but the minors reached the all-Ireland decider last year and the potential for success in both squads is evident.
Confirming the deal, appropriately at the new Garvaghey complex, the home of Tyrone Gaelic games, Largo foods CEO Ray Coyle and Northern manager Martin McClinton welcomed the ladies to the overall sponsorship package outlined last November. Speaking at the launch Tyrone ladies chairman Martin Conway, joined by his counterpart from the main county board Ciaran McLaughlin, said he was delighted to have the support of Hunky Dorys,
“This is another milestone for Tyrone ladies football. We are happy to have the support of Hunky Dorys and it’s great that once again we, in Tyrone Gaelic games are all together with the one sponsor. I thank those who have done the hard work behind the scenes to firstly secure the overall deal with Hunky Dorys and of course seal their support of ladies football in the county”
The Tyrone ladies senior and minor squads will wear the same design of shirt that the county’s men’s teams in football and hurling will wear. The kits produced by O’Neills International sportswear, will again highlight the integration that all Tyrone Gaels enjoy.
Tyrone’s first outing in the new Hunky Dorys strip will be against Mayo in the national league at the start of February. The senior squad are in training ahead of the new season while the county minor squad is currently being trialled.
Largo Foods is an Irish company, established in 1983. Largo Foods is the leading manufacturer and distributor of premium snack foods (crisps, snacks, peanuts and popcorn) in Ireland, supplying branded and own label products in the Irish, UK and Continental European markets. Largo Foods Brands include Tayto, King (King Crisps), Hunky Dorys, Perri and Sam Spudz. Largo Foods has production facilities in Co. Meath and Co. Donegal.