Killarney Credit Union & Cara Credit Union are delighted to announce their Current Account with globally accepted Mastercard® Debit Card as the new sponsors of the LGFA’s All-Ireland Ladies Club Football Championships.
This partnership will also sponsor the LGFA’s annual All-Ireland Club 7s blitz day and National Volunteer awards.
This exciting new partnership will cover a three-year term – 2021-2023 inclusive – and is announced on International Credit Union Day 2020.
Currentaccount.ie will now become title sponsors of the LGFA’s flagship club competitions – namely the currentaccount.ie All-Ireland Ladies Junior, Intermediate and Senior Club Championships – as well as the All-Ireland Club 7s competitions, which are normally held on the eve of the TG4 All-Ireland Finals.
In addition, the LGFA’s annual Volunteer awards, which have been in existence since the inaugural 2017 winners were honoured in February 2018, will benefit hugely from currentaccount.ie’s additional support and title sponsorship.
Ladies Gaelic Football Association President Marie Hickey said: “We are hugely excited to welcome on board currentaccount.ie as the new official sponsor of our All-Ireland Club Championships, and our annual All-Ireland Club 7s. Currentaccount.ie will also provide valuable support for our LGFA Volunteer of the Year awards, which have been a huge success since our inaugural presentation night in February 2018.
Ladies Gaelic Football Association CEO, Helen O’Rourke, added: “We have been looking for a sponsor for our All-Ireland Club Championships for some time – and we believe that the presence of currentaccount.ie will take our competitions to a whole new level. The LGFA and the Credit Union network are very much volunteer-driven organisations with, a shared ethos and values, and this new partnership is a wonderful fit for us. We look forward to working with currentaccount.ie during the course of the three-year relationship – and it is most timely to announce our sponsorship on International Credit Union Day.”
Speaking on behalf of currentaccount.ie, Chief Executive Mr. Seamus Newcombe commented:
“Volunteer-run organisations like the LGFA and Credit Unions are at the heart of communities throughout Ireland. Both organisations are characterised by their not-for-profit ethos and the local community volunteers who give freely of their time to develop and enhance their services for their members. Currentaccount.ie is delighted with this partnership with LGFA. Credit Unions and LGFA have a common purpose – to enhance the lives of members and communities, and share similar values based on integrity, inclusiveness, fairness and innovation. With the recent introduction of the Current Account and Mastercard Debit Card, members can now do all their day-to-day banking through their Credit Union while supporting in a practical way the growth of this much trusted community-based service that is the Credit Union. And through this exciting sponsorship, they will also be supporting the continued development of the LGFA. The sponsorship reflects our member Credit Unions’ commitment to supporting and strengthening local communities solely for the benefit of the people living in these communities.”
Locally, Pa Laide, CEO of Cara Credit Union said “ At a local level, we welcome this partnership. Supporting our communities is the reason we were set up over 52 years ago.” Adding to this Mark Murphy, CEO of Killarney Credit Union “ The reaction to the current account has been amazing. Collectively we would like to thank our members, their steadfast support allows us sponsor many local clubs and societies within our common bonds.”
If you would like to find out more about the Current Account and globally accepted Mastercard ® Debit card, see www.caracreditunion.ie or www.killarneycreditunion.ie
Currentaccount.ie is the trading name of Payac Services, a shared services company established by Credit Unions. It is the only Credit Union Services Organisation (CUSO) of its kind in Ireland that is directly-owned and operated by participating Credit Unions. Member Credit Unions have 1.2 million members and a presence in over 150 locations throughout the country.
Details of the Credit Unions offering the full-service Current Account, as well as details of fees and charges for the new Current Account, are available at www.currentaccount.ie.
Official website: https://currentaccount.ie/