Mayo GAA and Portwest announce exciting five year sponsorship
- Jan 21,2021
Mayo GAA are delighted to announce Portwest, one of the fastest growing workwear companies in the world as our latest commercial partner. This five year contract will mean we will see the Portwest logo on the back of all Mayo GAA football and hurling jerseys for the commencement of the 2021 season.
The new sponsorship agreement was ratified at tonight’s online County Board meeting.
Statement by Liam Moffatt, Cathaoirleach, Coiste Chontae Mhaigh Eo: I am delighted to be able to announce Portwest as the latest commercial partner of Mayo GAA. They are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of workwear, safety wear and PPE and we are grateful for their support to Mayo GAA.
Portwest is a hugely successful Mayo company with a global reach. They are outstanding supporters of GAA at local level and it is great to see a company with such vast local roots investing in Mayo GAA. It is an exciting sponsorship for both parties and I have no doubt when it is safe for games to resume we will really see the benefits of this agreement.
Statement by (Cathal Hughes, Chairman of the Portwest Group): We are thrilled to be sponsoring Mayo GAA this season. Portwest has been a long-standing supporter of the GAA, sponsoring clubs and events at various levels over the years. It is a great step for us, as a proud Mayo company, to now partner with Mayo GAA and see the Portwest name displayed on the back of the Mayo jersey.
Mayo GAA have given enormous entertainment to people, especially over these past difficult few months and we have no doubt that they will continue to do so. They have a fantastic group of players and a huge number of volunteers throughout the county who do great work at grassroots level. We are happy to be able to support them in their efforts.
As many people know, our global headquarters is based here in Westport. We currently employ over 300 people locally and we are in the process of recruiting an additional 40 staff members and I know many of them will be delighted to hear the news as avid Mayo supporters. We look forward to developing this partnership over the coming years.
Portwest designs, manufactures and distributes personal protective equipment, workwear and outdoor leisurewear sold in more than 130 countries throughout the world. Founded in 1904, the family business is headquartered in Westport, Co. Mayo and run brothers Cathal, Owen and Harry Hughes. Portwest is the world’s fastest growing safety company and turnover is expected to rise by 20% this year. Portwest currently employs over 4,500 staff worldwide.