Black­stone to drive Louth on

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LOUTH Ladies LGFA have a new main spon­sor – re­gional Re­nault and Da­cia Fran­chise deal­ers, Black­stone Mo­tors. The spon­sor­ship kicked off on Saturday at Black­stone Mo­tors, Drogheda, with the of­fi­cial launch and han­dover of the new kit.

Mem­bers from the Louth Ladies County Board and play­ers from both Ladies Se­nior and Mi­nor teams gath­ered at Black­stone Mo­tors to present them with the new jersey to mark the start of the spon­sor­ship, which fea­tures both the Re­nault Logo on the front, and the Black­stone ‘B’ on the sleeve.

LGFA chair­per­son Der­mot Woods likened Louth Ladies with Black­stone, say­ing that both are ‘long es­tab­lished with a proud tra­di­tion’. He said that ladies’ Gaelic foot­ball is hugely pop­u­lar in the county, with in­ter-county play­ers dis­play­ing mas­sive com­mit­ment to the ‘red jersey’.

‘Louth Ladies County Board are hon­oured and de­lighted to have Black­stone Mo­tors as our main spon­sor. We have no doubt that the fi­nan­cial support we will re­ceive from Black­stone will ben­e­fit not only our county play­ers but also the growth and de­vel­op­ment of foot­ball within the wee county,’ said Ann Meade, as­sis­tant trea­surer and for­mer chair­per­son Louth Ladies County Board.

This is the third Louth-based spon­sor­ship for Black­stone Mo­tors, who also spon­sor Drogheda Town FC and Dun­dalk FC. This is the first time Black­stone have spon­sored a female County Team, and it’s a proud mo­ment for staff.

‘We are in­cred­i­bly happy to spon­sor Louth Ladies. Since open­ing in 2007 we have al­ways worked to support or spon­sor lo­cal teams when­ever we can. We wish them the best of luck in their up­com­ing matches,’ said Donal Waters, di­rec­tor and co-owner of Black­stone Mo­tors.

Louth Ladies won their sec­ond Junior All-Ire­land Cham­pi­onship in 2015, 17 years af­ter their last win in 1998, and also won the All-Ire­land In­ter­me­di­ate Cham­pi­onship in 1999. 2017 looks bright for Louth with the suc­cess of Louth Ladies u16 in the All-Ire­land B Fi­nal against Tip­per­ary, and Louth Mi­nors fea­tur­ing in the Le­in­ster fi­nal on 26 April.

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