Gaelic football swaps telecoms sponsor

| 25/09/2013

(CNS): The Gaelic football League is to be renamed LIME LTE League following the change of sponsor for the sport from one telecom company to another. LIME has replaced Digicel as the sponsor of this  popular sport giving a new three year commitment to the local league renamed as the LIME LTE league, after the operator’s new ultra-fast mobile data service. LIME will be launching nationwide Long Term Evolution (LTE) services – the world’s fastest mobile data technology – later this year in the Cayman Islands. LIME will be the exclusive telecoms sponsor for the next three years with its logo on all uniforms and branding at CIGFC events.

Martin Roos, Acting Chief Executive Officer said the firm was delighted to be supporting a great sporting competition in Cayman. 

“The competition is a real community event in Cayman, and we are proud to be able to help the league flourish,’ he said. “We are also pleased to be promoting our new LTE service, which will be the best available in Cayman, as the only service available on the 700Mhz frequency used by the major operators in the US, thereby allowing existing iPhone5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 customers to upgrade LTE service without having to change phone.”

 As part of the sponsorship LIME will also deliver: Annual funding for the Cayman Islands Gaelic Football Club (CIGFC); Additional funding for the club’s international tournament; Prizes including top of the range LTE-compatible smartphones LIME TV packages; Giveaways such as water bottles, towels and bags; Promotion of the sport on LIME social media sites, by text message, on radio shows sponsored by the operator and on LIME TV

Eamon Wilson, Head of Operations Improvement for LIME, who plays in the CIGFC described it as a fantastic sport which involves men, women and children from across the islands and brings the community together.

“It’s great that LIME has stepped into the breach to sponsor the CIGFC. The funding and support from LIME will help promote and develop this great game within our community here in Cayman and allow the Club to compete in tournaments abroad,” he added.

David O’Connell, Chairman of the Cayman islands Gaelic Football Club said it was very happy to welcome LIME looked forward to a building a solid relationship.

“With LIME’s sponsorship and local media support we believe we can develop even further as a club and grow our club members to an all-time high. Over the last few years we have had huge interest from all sports fanatics on island and have also been invited to play in numerous international tournaments in the US, which has been wonderful for the club.
With LIME's help we hope to continue this prosperous era and ensure that we are a well-publicized team throughout the Caribbean and the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) for years to come. Let’s hope this is the start of a great relationship. Thank you LIME and welcome,” he said.

Gaelic football has been played in the Cayman Islands for over a quarter of a century. The CIGFC is now the governing body and organiser of Gaelic football activities locally.

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