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Winner Announced: Find Out Which GAA Club Won The Chadwicks €10,000 Kit Out Competition!

Winner Announced: Find Out Which GAA Club Won The Chadwicks €10,000 Kit Out Competition!
By Dylan Ryan
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This summer, Chadwicks launched the Kit Out competition, to celebrate becoming a sponsor of the Leinster GAA Chadwicks Club Hurling League. The sponsorship and competition marks Chadwicks’ commitment to supporting GAA clubs at the grass roots level across the province to enhance and improve their facilities. The competition saw GAA clubs across Leinster win over €20,000 worth of Chadwicks product, with one club in each of Leinster's 12 counties being awarded.

The Chadwicks Kit Out judging panel, who deliberated over the hundreds of entries that came in from across the province, acknowledged the important work that these clubs are doing in their communities. They came to the decision on the winning club from each county who were then awarded with the €1,000 prize from Chadwicks.

The judging panel comprised of Kilkenny legend Tommy Walsh, his fellow Chadwicks Brand Ambassadors Eamonn Dillon (Dublin) and Collette Dormer (Kilkenny) as well as Finance Director at Chadwicks Group, Brian Conneely and Chairperson of Leinster GAA Infrastructure Committee, PJ Kelly.

Over the past 3 weeks you have all been voting for the club who you think deserves the €10,000 Chadwicks prize. The response has been amazing with over 23,000 votes but there can only be one winner!

Before we announce the winner, lets remind ourselves of the three finalists:

Finalist #1: Park/Ratheniska GAA Club (Laois)

Finalist #2: Kilmacow GAA Club (Kilkenny)

Finalist #3: Kilcormac Killoughy GAA Club (Offaly)

Learn more about the three entrants below

Finalist #1: Park/Ratheniska GAA Club (Laois)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf7LoCn_4s0

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Nestled 5 miles outside of Portloise, near the famous Rock of Dunamase, Park/Ratheniska GAA Club has been playing a huge role in the Laois GAA world since its foundation. The club positively contributes to the local community, with a goal of providing members 'all the social and sporting elements required to raise families in a beautiful rural setting and invigorate our community as a result'. The club has embarked on a modernisation project and should it win the Kit Out competition, the club will invest the funding in 'growing and modernising their Clubhouse'.

Finalist #2: Kilmacow GAA Club (Kilkenny)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eyR9CcuPzk

Kilmacow is a dual club in the heart of south Kilkenny that has excelled in both hurling and football. The club has played an integral part in the local community since its foundation in 1888. Its recent Legends match fundraiser for Pieta House and Teac Tom prove the club's commitment to advocating positive mental health. Kilmacow has been fundraising for a second pitch and they are hoping to build new changing rooms should they win the competition. As the a member of the club says: "any potential upgrade to our club dressing rooms has the ability to totally transform the surroundings that our young players first see as they commence their participation with us."

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Finalist #3: Kilcormac Killoughy GAA Club (Offaly)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeXlpalMdgM

Kilcormac Killoughy is a proud dual club in the heart of Offaly. At a time when many area jobs at the local Bord Na Mona plant are at risk, the club plays a vital role in the community. If it won the grand prize, the club would invest the funding in upkeep of vital facilities, including a new kitchen area. The club also says the "help and expertise of the staff from Chadwicks would be a great addition in choosing the correct products for our needs and allow us to complete work as efficiently as possible."

Without further ado, the winner of the 2019 Chadwicks Kit Out Competition and €10,000 worth of Chadwicks prizes for their GAA club is................

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Kilmacow GAA Club

Congratulations Kilmacow and thanks again to everyone who voted!

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