One of Ireland’s biggest players in the recycling ‘game’, WEEE Ireland, have announced a five year sponsorship of one of Dublin’s most high profile GAA clubs, Kilmacud Crokes. This sponsorship sees WEEE Ireland, the Irish compliance scheme for electrical and battery recycling whose main office is based in South County Dublin, further enhance their links with their local community. WEEE Ireland is also an official supporter of Laura Lynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice who are next door ‘neighbours’ to the Kilmacud Crokes.
Kilmacud GAA club was founded in 1959, with Crokes Hurling Club joining in 1966. The club changed its name to the Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club in 1966 and has gone from strength to strength ever since. The club has strong football, hurling, camogie and ladies football teams, as well as an impressive juvenile set up.
Kilmacud Crokes has had several players on both the Dublin Senior football and hurling squads, including current stars Cian O’ Sullivan, Paul Mannion, Kevin Nolan, Rory O’ Carroll, Seán McGrath, Jack Dugan, Ryan O’ Dwyer, Ross O’ Carroll and Niall Corcoran
As part of the five year sponsorship, WEEE Irelandwill be the overall sponsor of the club. This includesnew jerseysfor all of the teams, from Senior to underage, and WEEE Irelandwill work with the club to support overall team development and schools projects in the area. WEEE Ireland are also keen to get all of the teams to help to spread their recycling message, recycle anything with a plug or battery for free with WEEE, to the local community.
WEEE Ireland will also sponsor the Mini All Ireland, which kicks off this June bank Holiday weekend as the first event in the sponsorship. The Mini All-Ireland is a south Dublin GAA tournament for youth teams. Approximately 200 teams will take part in this three week tournament, with each Friday seeing the ‘grand finale’ played.
Bo Browne of WEEE Ireland says: “WEEE Ireland hold free recycling events at community locations across the country every week ensuring WEEE and waste batteries are going through authorised recycling systems and not ending up in landfill or general scrap metal processsing. The scheme organises these with community groups and local associations so this sponsorship feels like a natural fit for us. We hope to have all the Kilmacud Crokes teams spreading the winning recycling message both on and off the field in the years to come!”