Rigid Containers Ireland continues its sponsorship of Limerick’s Underage Jersey

Irish corrugated packaging company Rigid Containers Ireland Ltd has once again extended its support to Limerick’s Underage County GAA Teams, citing investment in business and sport in the formative years as the foundation to success.

For the third consecutive year the company that prides itself on employing local and supporting local is sponsoring the Limerick Underage County Team Jersey.

16-4-19 Rigid announce their comtinued sponsorship of Limerick GAA youth hurling and football. Julien Freeman, Group Sales and Marketing Director UK & Ireland, Rigid, Diarmuid Byrnes, Limerick Senior Hurling Team, Mike Riordan, Secretary Limerick GAA and Mark Munnelly, Site Director Limerick, Rigid. Picture: Keith Wiseman

Mark Munnelly, Rigid Containers Site Director said,

“Rigid Containers Ireland is a company with a track record of investing early in businesses and the community, just as Limerick GAA has invested in underage hurling and football through the Academy Structure.

“This past 12 months has proven, if proof was needed, just how important such support is to future success in both sport and business, and it is these shared ideals that make Rigid Containers and Limerick GAA the perfect partnership.”

John Kiely, Manager, Limerick Senior Hurling Team also attributes team success to early intervention and support, particularly through the work of the Academy.

“The importance of the Academy structure and the work the coaches within that structure do with the young Limerick players in their skill development, game management, strength and conditioning and personal development off the pitch is absolutely essential in ensuring the continued player growth that will see these players emerge from the academy ready to perform at the highest level for their county.  Were it not for the Academy structure of the last 10 years we would not have seen the current Senior team success,”

Mike O’ Riordan Secretary Limerick County Board said,

“We are delighted to welcome Rigid Containers Ireland once again and look forward to working with the Limerick based team over the next 12 months.”

Mr Munnelly, Rigid Containers continued,

“Rigid Containers is particularly proud to be associated with underage hurling and Gaelic football in Limerick. Just over three years ago Rigid Containers’ parent company, VPK Packaging, bought ICS Europaks as a going concern.  Since then we have invested €10 million in capital upgrades, infrastructure and general improvement of the Limerick site, as well as working closely with our staff and the local community.

“Rigid Containers therefore recognises the importance of investing and supporting a project in the early months and years so that it can grow to its full potential. We are seeing the fruition of such investment in our business in the Galvone Business Park, and likewise we see it on the hurling pitch as a result of Limerick GAA’s support of underage teams.

“We are therefore happy to support these young Limerick teams through the continued sponsorship of their team jersey.”

16-4-19 Rigid announce their comtinued sponsorship of Limerick GAA youth hurling and football. Julien Freeman, Group Sales and Marketing Director UK & Ireland, Rigid, Diarmuid Byrnes, Limerick Senior Hurling Team, Mike Riordan, Secretary Limerick GAA and Mark Munnelly, Site Director Limerick, Rigid. Picture: Keith Wiseman

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