AbbVie and Mayo GAA announce new multi-year sponsorship agreement

AbbVie and Mayo GAA announce new multi-year sponsorship agreement



Westport biopharmaceutical company AbbVie agrees three-year sponsorship of the Mayo GAA Adult Football Leagues


Partnership forms part of the ongoing commitment of AbbVie and the GAA to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities

Mayo GAA and biopharmaceutical company AbbVie have announced a new sponsorship arrangement that will see the company become the official sponsor of the Mayo GAA Adult Football Leagues. The Mayo County Board advised club delegates at their most recent board meeting that the Westport biopharmaceutical company would be the adult league sponsor for the next three years.

This new sporting partnership further underscores the biopharmaceutical company’s support of local communities and sports organisations. AbbVie is also the main sponsor of Sligo GAA and LGFA senior football teams and was the principal sponsor of the recent OsKaRs fundraising event for Westport GAA.

Established in 1977, AbbVie’s Westport facility is a centre of excellence for aseptic sterile manufacturing. Many of the company’s 1,400-plus employees are currently involved in the GAA and have previously played the sport at various levels.

Commenting on the new sporting partnership, Darren Egan, Site Head at AbbVie Westport said: “We are delighted to partner with Mayo GAA as official sponsor of the Adult Football Leagues. The GAA plays an incredibly important role in the lives of many of our employees in Westport, and indeed employees at our other sites in Cork, Sligo and Dublin, so it’s pleasing to be in a position to help nurture and support the game across the county.”

Welcoming AbbVie as a new sponsor this year, Mayo GAA Cathaoirleach Seamus Tuohy said the County Board and all the GAA clubs in Mayo were looking forward to working with such a reputable local and global company in the weeks and months ahead.

“AbbVie is a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry with a significant footprint now in Mayo and we are all delighted to welcome them on board as new sponsors this year. AbbVie is a world leader in research and development and like Mayo GAA one of their goals is to help people lead healthier lives.”


About AbbVie

AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas – immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care – and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio.

AbbVie’s Irish heritage dates back to 1974 and the company now employs more than 2,700 people across six locations in Ireland. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.