Armagh GAA bosses have sold the naming rights to their new-look Athletic Grounds, ahead of their upcoming Ulster championship campaign.
The first game of the championship takes place on May 28, at the venue which will now be known as the Morgan Athletic Grounds. The South Armagh based company Morgan Fuels are already the sponsors of the county’s shirts and have now taken their investment even further with today’s announcement.
The five year deal will see the county recover much of the £800,000 they invested in the redevelopment of the grounds. Although,under the rules of the GAA, pitches cannot be named after a living person, it is understood that the governing body have accepted a proposal that sees the grounds named after Hugh Morgan’s late father.
Morgan said: “I sought to underwrite my commitment to Armagh and to the local community through this sponsorship package. In 2011, The Morgan Group will have been in business 30 years and as well as celebrating our continuing growth and expansion across Europe we wanted to consolidate our roots in our home county and in Ireland through this investment”.
Paul Duggan, chairman of Armagh County Board added:
“We welcome the Morgan group as the naming rights sponsor. It is fitting that following our long association with them as county sponsor, that Morgan should be the name that adorns the stadium. I believe supporters of Armagh GAA and further afield will agree that Morgan Athletic Grounds represents an excellent partnership, reflecting a long time relationship, and one that looks forward to a future of mutual benefit.”