Leitrim county board have announced the Gallagher group as the new senior team sponsor.
The Gallagher Group is based in Kent, England offering, Housebuilding, civil engineering, quarrying and property business.
Pat Gallagher, chairman of the Gallagher Group is a native of Aughnasheelin, Co. Leitrim.
The Gallagher group projects include Maidstone United’s, Gallagher Stadium built in 2007.
A statement issued to Shannonside Sport, Leitrim county board said;
“Leitrim GAA is delighted to announce its new Senior Football Team Main Sponsor for 2024. With the news that Aughnasheelin native Pat Gallagher of the Gallagher Group, a construction company based in Kent, England, has agreed to come on board as the main team sponsor for the next three years.
Pat Gallagher was born and raised in Aughnacullion, Aughnasheelin, County Leitrim where his family had earned their living by running a country shop and small family farm. In 1966 the family made the huge decision to emigrate to England.
At that stage, Pat had completed his secondary education. From his father and grandfather, he would have gained valuable experience, especially with construction and machinery. Along with a great work ethic, which would stand him well in later years.
Pat was ambitious and it was his singular ambition to eventually own his own business. Through hard work and an enterprising nature commencing with the purchase of a second-hand digger in 1973, he eventually got small contracts in construction, and from this humble beginning a business was born.
The enterprise has gone from strength to strength over the decades. Pat is currently Chairman of the Gallagher Group which is one of the largest and most recognisable family-run businesses in Kent, employing over 500 local people.
Starting out, Pat’s ambition was to offer an unrivalled service to his clients. Which still holds true to this day, but it wouldn’t be possible without the incredible people that make the group what it is.
Leitrim GAA is most fortunate to have the backing of Pat Gallagher and the Gallagher Group; and looks forward to a successful partnership over the next three years.
In conclusion; we wish to also thank our outgoing main senior football team sponsors Seamus and Caitríona Clarke of JP Clarke, New York; for their generosity and loyalty to Leitrim GAA over the past five years”.