A County Armagh camogie team are all set to buy new equipment thanks to a £300 community grant.
Middletown GAA received the money from Energia Group, parent company of electricity provider Power NI.
The club was nominated to receive the funding by Energia employee and club camogie player Stephanie Curry as part of the company’s staff sponsorship scheme Helping Hands.
It gives staff the opportunity to put forward local groups and organisations for support.
Thanks to the donation, the club was able to buy some much-needed kit bags and sliotars for the senior camogie team.
The club, which fields teams from under 10s through to senior level across Gaelic football, camogie, and hurling, is no stranger to success, having lifted trophies in various county championships and league titles over the years, including the Armagh Senior Hurling Championship a total of 15 times.
Stephanie said they were delighted to be chosen for the support.
“It can be hard to get sponsorship within the GAA but also particularly in women’s sport, so this donation is greatly appreciated,” she said.
“Energia Group is a great supporter of women’s sports through larger sponsorships, and I am delighted that they are also able to support smaller clubs like ourselves through the Helping Hands initiative.”
The club’s camogie chairwoman Nicola Woods added: “We’re a small local women’s team in Armagh, so fundraising can be challenging.
“Any donation no matter how big or small is very much welcomed and is particularly appreciated given the current challenging economic environment many of us find ourselves in.”