University of Galway Camogie Club teams up with Aerogen

University of Galway Camogie players (L-R) Niamh McPeake, Muireann O’Reilly (Club Chairperson), Muireann Faherty, Tiffanie Fitzgerald, Leah Gallagher and Lisa English with John Power, founder and chief executive of Aerogen and President of University of Galway Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh to announce the company's two-year sponsorship of University of Galway's Camogie Club. Credit - Sean Lydon
Oct 24 2023 Posted: 10:41 IST

University of Galway has announced a new sponsorship deal for the Camogie Club with Ireland’s largest indigenous MedTech company - Aerogen.

The announcement was made by University of Galway President Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh and John Power, founder and chief executive of Aerogen at a special get-together with players at the Quadrangle.

The Aerogen sponsorship will run for two years. 

Speaking at the launch, President of University of Galway Professor Ó hÓgartaigh said: “University of Galway is thrilled to see Aerogen, a company which epitomises our value of excellence, coming on board to support and sponsor our camogie team. It is a great symbol of intent. Building on the strength of camogie in Galway, our Camogie Club is an important and vibrant club in our university and contributes to participation by our students in sport, so important for student wellbeing. I am sure everyone in the University community will support our wishes for the camogie teams to pursue excellence in the University colours. We look forward to our camogie team capturing new glories in their cup campaigns this year, and on into the future.”

John Power, founder and CEO of Aerogen, said: “We are delighted to announce our two-year partnership with the University of Galway Camogie Club. As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations we were looking for unique ways to engage with our community and this sponsorship gives us the opportunity to support local sports talent. We look forward to cheering the team on and wish all the players and coaching team the very best of luck.”

Speaking at the launch Muireann O’Reilly, Chairperson of University of Galway Camogie Club, and a PhD candidate in the School of Medicine at the University, said: “We are delighted to welcome Aerogen on board as sponsors of our club. With the support of the University of Galway Sports Unit, we are working hard to strengthen and grow the club and to re-establish ourselves at the top level of camogie. Membership numbers are at their highest level in recent years with the club now fielding two teams. We provide a tremendous sporting and social outlet for our students and we are delighted that Aerogen has come on board to support us.”

University of Galway Camogie Club will take to the field in the Purcell and Uí Mhaolagáin Cup competitions in the coming year. The first team competes in the Purcell Cup and the second team competes in the Uí Mhaolagáin Cup. 

The teams include players from clubs across Galway, Clare, Offaly, Kilkenny, Wexford, Kildare, Limerick and Westmeath including All-Star nominee and Galway goalkeeper Fiona Ryan and 2022 All-Ireland medal winner with Kilkenny Tiffanie Fitzgerald. 

University of Galway Camogie Club has 14 Ashbourne Cups in its history.


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