McCarthy’s EUROSPAR Kilkenny announces sponsorship of local GAA club


Behind every good team is a great sponsor. McCarthy’s EUROSPAR Kilkenny are that sponsor for the O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club in Co Kilkenny and it was confirmed recently that the local supermarket on board for another season.

The association between McCarthy’s EUROSPAR Kilkenny and their local community GAA club goes back to 2012 and in that time O’Loughlin Gaels have been hugely successful, appearing in three Kilkenny Senior Hurling County Finals and winning ultimate honours in 2016.

Based in the heart of the community, McCarthy’s EUROSPAR Kilkenny is proud to be associated with a club as fulsome as O’Loughlin Gaels, a club that epitomises all that is wholesome about the GAA and, indeed, Kilkenny.

EUROSPAR Kilkenny Supermarket manager James McCarthy said, “we are very grateful for the community we serve and in sponsoring the local GAA club we are able to show that appreciation in a very tangible way.  A club of O’Loughlin Gaels’ culture and rich history emphasises just how inclusive and family-orientated a GAA club is and we are proud to be a part of it.”

McCarthy’s EUROSPAR is also providing to the local community through the location of a potentially life-saving defibrillator on the outside wall of the supermarket for use in emergencies. They were one of the first EUROSPAR supermarkets to embrace the initiative, which launched in 2017, with the ambitious commitment to provide a life-saving defibrillator outside every EUROSPAR supermarket.

The Defibrillator at every EUROSPAR Supermarket initiative aims to raise funds for the installation of a publically accessible, automatic external defibrillator (AED) to be located outside of the EUROSPAR supermarket. Funds are raised through in-store collection, community fund-raising activities and contributions from the sale of a selection of own range products.

EUROSPAR Kilkenny is a family owned and operated business and their ongoing yearly sponsorship is one the club are very grateful for.

Brian Murphy, O’Loughlin Gaels’ Chairman said, “We’re delighted to be receiving this sponsorship from the McCarthy family. We have a great relationship with the McCarthy family and they are very generous to us every year. I have got to know the family over the years and they are so very passionate about providing and supporting the local community. This sponsorship is just another way they do and show that commitment.”