Northern Ireland’s largest family-owned vehicle retailer, Donnelly Group, has announced its sponsorship of Belfast-based St Oliver Plunkett Football Club which is this year celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The Group’s Boucher Road location, at which Honda and Suzuki showrooms are situated, will sponsor the U16 Boys Team for the 2018-2019 season providing new kits for all the players.
Marty McLaughlin, Chairma006E at St Oliver Plunkett Football Club which was named 2017 UEFA Grassroots Club of the Year, said:
“Currently we have over 500 playing members and 40 teams, and in the current economic climate running these teams is extremely costly. We therefore rely heavily on support from local businesses to enable us to continue providing the best possible coaching to our teams whilst providing appropriate kits and equipment.
“We are delighted to receive financial support from Donnelly Group’s Boucher Road location which will provide kits for our U16 Boys team. The team has had a great few years, having won the Foyle Cup 2017 for their age group.
“The boys who play on the team and indeed all involved at St Oliver Plunkett Football Club are really appreciative of sponsorship from a strong brand such as Donnelly Group. This is invaluable and we look forward to enjoying a great season together.”
Paul Compton, Site Director at Donnelly Group Boucher Road, said:
“The Donnelly Group has engrained itself within the local sporting community for many years and remains committed to supporting grassroot levels of a number of support.
“It is really important that opportunities are provided for young players to achieve their goals and reach their full sporting potential.
“St Oliver Plunkett provides superb opportunities in West Belfast for boys and girls from as young as four years old who receive terrific coaching and support from the Club’s 79 volunteers.
“The Club takes great pride in serving the local community, and we see this as a great synergy with the Donnelly Group where we pride ourselves upon keeping the customer central to everything we do when matching them to vehicles that suit their needs, requirement and budget.
“We recognise the financial strains on Clubs such as this and are thrilled to provide support that will enable the Club to continue its great work. The U16 Boys team has great potential and we look forward to following their journey this season.”
The Donnelly Group represents18 manufacturers across its locations in Ballymena; Bangor; Belfast; Dungannon Moy Road; Dungannon M1 Complex; Eglinton; Enniskillen; Mallusk and Omagh.