Mayo GAA Gets Behind Gaelic Telecom’s Mayo Fundraising Cam

  • Feb 28,2007

Joining Gaelic Telecom guarantees Savings on your Home Phone Bill whilst giving 15% of every call you make back to your local club or school.


Mayo GAA player Alan Dillon and James Waldron Chairman of Mayo GAA were all in Castlebar to launch Gaelic Telecom’s latest GAA Fundraising Campaign, which takes place throughout March. The campaign’s sole purpose is to raise money directly for local GAA Clubs and schools throughout Mayo while saving members and supporters money on their home phone bills. As Clubs and schools all over Mayo face into a new season and wonder about supporting and financing their many teams, Gaelic Telecom are providing a hassle free solution.


Mayo County Board Chairman James Waldron was also in Castlebar and he urged Mayo clubs, together with their members and supporters to strongly consider this simple fund raising opportunity. “This really is a great opportunity for GAA clubs in Mayo during the month of March to raise money for their clubs. Throughout the year, clubs in Mayo will hold race nights, raffles and pub quizzes to make sure they cater for the teams they put out on the field every week. Gaelic Telecom is giving these clubs a superb opportunity to raise money by simply getting members to switch to their service”.


Mayo clubs such as Westport, Ballyhaunis, Balla, Crossmolina and Castlebar Mitchells have all benefited significantly over the last year as a result of their members and supporters switching their telephone service to Gaelic Telecom and it is hoped more will follow over the coming weeks and months. Mr Jimmy Connor Chairman of Toreen Hurling Club said, “That Toreen got involved with Gaelic Telecom 2 years ago and the money we have received has been very helpful in the day to day running of the club, the development of the pitch and the clubhouse. Not only that but our members who have signed up to Gaelic Telecom are extremely happy with the service”


Gaelic Telecom’s General Manager Gerry O’Connell saidGaelic Telecom is a significant yet simple opportunity for every GAA supporter in County Mayo to benefit. As an example if just one out of every 10 households switched their home telephone service to Gaelic Telecom, clubs and schools throughout the county would directly benefit from approximately €200,000 of raised funds every year. The only decision a supporter has to make is do they want to reduce their home telephone bill and at the same time raise money directly for their local GAA club or school.  If they do, they need to give Gaelic Telecom a call on 1800 938 111 today”.

Speaking today, GAA President Nickey Brennan gave the Gaelic Telecom campaign in Mayo his full support on behalf of the Association. “By joining Gaelic Telecom, every home and business in Mayo can reduce their monthly telephone bill whilst supporting their chosen Club, County and Cumann na mBunscol National School with every call they make. I believe that this is a tremendous opportunity for GAA Clubs and schools in Mayo to generate perpetual revenue, risk free and at no extra cost to members and supporters.”

Gaelic Telecom is the official telecoms partner to the GAA and to date has paid over €1 million directly back to local clubs and schools throughout the 32 counties.


Questions and Answers 

1. Is the GAA behind/aware of this initiative?
Yes, Gaelic Telecom is the official Telecoms partner to the GAA. This partnership was fully endorsed and unanimously approved by National Congress in Killarney, April 2004. 


2. Is the Mayo County Board behind this fundraising campaign?

Yes, both Provincial and County Boards fully support Gaelic Telecom and truly value the excellent fundraising opportunity that Gaelic Telecom presents to Mayo GAA.

They are urging every Club member and supporter to get behind this great fundraising initiative.


3. How much does my GAA club get if I sign up to Gaelic Telecom?

When a member or supporter joins Gaelic Telecom 15% of every call they make goes directly back to their nominated GAA Club or school. Payments are made directly back to the Clubs once every 6 months.

4. How much money has Gaelic Telecom given to GAA clubs in Mayo over the last two years?

Almost €60,000 has been given back to clubs at grassroots level in Mayo. Nationally, Gaelic Telecom has already given back over €1m to GAA clubs across the 32 counties


5. How much do you expect to give GAA clubs in Mayo over the next 12 months?

That’s where the GAA community in Mayo come in. As an example, if 1 in every 10 members and supporters joined Gaelic Telecom, approximately €200k will have been raised for the GAA community in Mayo by the end of 2007.


6. How much money has Gaelic Telecom given to GAA clubs all over Ireland in the last two years?

We have raised over €1.6 million up to the end of 2006.


7. Is Gaelic Telecom more expensive than Eircom? 

No, Gaelic Telecom offers all its customers its unique price promise “Always Cheaper than Eircom” and promises its customers to always remain competitive.


8. How do I know Gaelic Telecom will give 15% back to my GAA club?

Gaelic Telecom issue cheques to GAA Clubs and Schools and each club payment is fully audited.


9. How many people work for Gaelic Telecom?

Gaelic Telecom employs over 220 people at its Dublin and Armagh offices.


10. Is Gaelic Telecom an Irish company?

Yes, Gaelic Telecom is a Guaranteed Irish Company. 


11. Can Gaelic Telecom supply broadband and phone services?

Absolutely, Gaelic Telecom as part of the Imagine group offers free broadband and discounted phone calls, all on one bill.


12. How long does it take for my club to receive the money?

All funds raised for individual clubs and schools are paid twice yearly.


13. Does it affect the quality of my phone service if I change over?

No, The change over is seamless. Less than five minutes over the phone. After that your phone calls, line rental and any associated services will be transferred within 10 working days. There is no number change and no other change to your service


14. Can I be sure of the highest standards with Gaelic Telecom?

Absolutely, Gaelic Telecom provides a quality service to over 50,000 homes and businesses across the 32 counties and is licensed and regulated by the Communications Regulator.