ZuCar are the LGFA’s new and official performance partner and sponsor of the LGFA’s Gaelic4Teens development programme. In attendance to mark the announcement at Croke Park were Mícheál Naughton, LGFA president (second from left), and Gavin Hydes, ZuCar CEO (second from right), with Gaelic4Teens ambassadors (from left) Sinead Delahunty, Cliodhna O'Connor and Sharon Courtney. Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

LGFA has a new performance partner

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association has announced ZuCar as their new and official performance partner.

A four-year arrangement will also see the LGFA introduce the ZuCar Golden Boot award, which will be presented to the leading scorer in the 2021 TG4 All-Ireland ladies football championships.

In addition, the ZuCar Golden Glove award will acknowledge outstanding goalkeeping performances throughout the championships.

ZuCar will also become title sponsors of the LGFA’s #Gaelic4Teens development programme.

Ladies Gaelic Football Association president Mícheál Naughton commented: “We are delighted to welcome on board ZuCar as the LGFA’s official performance partner. This is a wonderful fit for the LGFA as we begin our partnership with a company that prides itself on performance and excellence.

“We look forward to handing over the Golden Boot and Golden Glove awards at the end of the TG4 All-Ireland championship season, and we’re also delighted to announce ZuCar as the new official sponsor of #Gaelic4Teens, which is a hugely important development programme.

“ZuCar have shown terrific faith in the LGFA by agreeing to partner with us for a four-year period as we emerge from an incredibly challenging time for sport and business.

“We now look forward to a long and fruitful partnership, and I wish ZuCar CEO Gavin Hydes and his hard-working team continued success.”

Mr. Hydes added: “I am extremely proud and excited to launch our four-year sponsorship with the LGFA as performance partner.

“As part of the Joe Duffy Group, Ireland’s leading motor group, we share many values and beliefs with the LGFA, including passion, continuous improvement and dedication to excellence.

“I am also very enthusiastic about our sponsorship of the LGFA’s initiative encouraging young players’ development through the #Gaelic4Teens initiative. At ZuCar, we share the same philosophy of investing in our people and providing long-term career opportunities from within.

“ZuCar is an exciting new car brand that provides customers with a new way of buying and selling cars. We offer our customers an omni channel retail experience whereby a ZuCar customer can buy, reserve, configure and move cars wholly online at ZuCar.ie or visit one of our multiple experience centres and deal with one of our highly trained and dedicated ZuGuides in person.

“ZuCar is a nationwide brand, and we are proud to support the LGFA’s communities across Ireland. We believe in supporting and giving back to the communities that we serve, and we look forward to building on this exciting performance partnership for many years to come.”