Paris Gaels GAA announce a 3-year shirt sponsorship deal with HANNON Transport.
Paris Gaels GAA today announced an exciting 3-year sponsorship deal with leading Northern Ireland transport firm HANNON Transport. The three-year deal will see HANNON Transport become the exclusive shirt sponsor of all men’s and ladies’ teams including football, hurling, camogie and handball with new home and away jerseys and sports equipment.
Paris Gaels GAA was established in 1995 and was the first club in Continental Europe to be affiliated with the GAA. The club is mostly made up of Irish ex-pats from the business community in Paris, but it has also attracted its fair share and of Parisian locals.
Headquartered in Aghalee, County Antrim, HANNON Transport has bases in both Dublin and Rotterdam. The company opened its second mainland Europe hub in Rungis International Food Market just south of Paris in April 2020.
Commenting on the new sponsorship deal, Aodh Hannon, owner and Managing Director of HANNON Transport, said “It’s been a long 18 months since we launched our new Paris hub in April 2020 in the first full month of the COVID pandemic and in the wake of BREXIT. Not an ideal start, but we believe the worst is now behind us and this new 3-year sponsorship deal marks a great new chapter both for HANNON Transport and the Paris Gaels”.
Aodh added jokingly “We specialise in transporting the very best of Irish fresh produce to Europe and are more than happy to now help export Gaelic games as well”.
HANNON Transport’s young business graduate, Fiontan Campbell, who recently relocated from Lurgan to take up his role in the company’s Paris hub also plays for the Paris Gaels so there is a really good connection and relationship building between the company, the team and the wider Irish / GAA community in Paris.
Paris Gaels PRO (Shane Harrison) said, “We are delighted to enter into this sponsorship agreement with HANNON Transport. Paris Gaels is one of the largest GAA clubs on the continent in terms of active playing and non-playing members.
This partnership represents a huge step forward for us as we look to grow the club and Gaelic Games in Paris while also maintaining our strong links with the Irish community and Irish businesses. Covid has significantly affected GAA, so we are really looking forward to getting back out on the pitch and playing in our new jerseys sponsored by HANNON Transport”.
Hannon Transport Ltd is the lead company in the HANNON group.
HANNON Transport are a well-established European logistics company specialising in the chilled and frozen transport of Fresh Fruit & Vegetables, Meat, Dairy, Fresh Cut Flowers and Horticultural products throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe. Its offices and facilities are located within easy access to the M1 corridor and the ports of Belfast, Larne, Warrenpoint and Dublin.
HANNON Transport opened its PARIS Hub in April 2020, in the first full month of the COVID pandemic. They trained local French-speaking staff who then relocated to Paris to launch the hub.
The hub is situated in the heart of Rungis International Market just south of Paris.