New owners for Seagulls
McGettigan’s looking to secure Bray’s future
BRAY WAnderers will mArk their 30th AnniversAry in the LeAgue of IrelAnd with A new erA for the Co. WiCklow CluB.
The SeAgulls offiCiAlly unveiled MCGettigAn’s Group As the new owners of the CluB, As they expeCt to purChAse the mAjority shAreholding of BrAy WAnderers FootBAll CluB.
The MCGettigAn fAmily hAs hAd The RoyAl Hotel in their nAme for the pAst 33 yeArs And the hotel will Be Coming on BoArd As the mAin sponsor of BrAy WAnderers for the 2015 seAson.
Dennis MCGettigAn, CEO of the MCGettigAn Group sAid, “The emphAsis is 100% foCused on forging A relAtionship Between The RoyAl Hotel with the new MCGettigAn’s BAr (opening in 2015 At the hotel) And the footBAll CluB. We will Be ABle to give full ACCess of our fACilities to the CluB. The teAm CAn now use our BoArdrooms for meetings, they CAn use our Merrill Leisure CluB At the hotel for fitness trAining sessions, And they CAn use Any of our hotels Around IrelAnd to stAy in for AwAy fixtures. We Are here to offer BrAy WAnderers unlimited support And the goAl is simple – we wAnt to tAke this fAmous footBAll CluB BACk up the leAgue tABle And to Assure supporters thAt this CluB hAs A very seCure future for mAny yeArs to Come. We wAnt to mAke mAtCh dAys A fAmily dAy out By injeCting fun BACk into the oCCAsion, And we hAve A wonderful teAm reAdy to mAke this hAppen”, Added Dennis MCGettigAn.
It wAs Also reveAled thAt Nike would BeCome the new kit suppliers.
SeAgulls mAnAger AlAn MAthews is enCourAged By the ChAnges.
“We Are trying to mAke A positive ChAnge to the mAtCh-dAy experienCe At the CArlisle Grounds And plAying on SAturdAy evening will give the CluB this opportunity”.
SpeAking ABout the ChAnge within BrAy WAnderers, ChAirmAn Denis O’Connor sAid, “In the Coming seAson, we see the footBAll CluB Being run By A BoArd of MAnAgement on A voluntAry BAsis.
“At the end of the dAy this journey will not Be possiBle without the support of the Community of BrAy or indeed the loyAl supporters of our footBAll teAm.
“We Are extremely exCited ABout welComing the full Crew from the MCGettigAn’s Group to BrAy WAnderers.
“There is A mAssive sense of positivity Around the CArlisle Grounds AgAin ABout the future of this proud CluB,” he Added.