‘Dub Club Chronicles’ a 10-part video series launched as part of 2017 plans
Today AIG Insurance, while celebrating the AIG / Herald Dublin GAA Club Stars Awards in The Gibson Hotel, revealed its club support plans for 2017.
Since coming on board as official sponsor of Dublin GAA, AIG has continuously sought to support clubs in Dublin from grassroots right up to senior level and will continue to grow that support again in 2017.
As part of this year’s club plans AIG is very excited to announce the release of its ‘Dub Club Chronicle’ video series, a 10-part series that shines a spotlight on clubs right across Dublin. The first video was released at the AIG / Herald Club Stars Awards lunch today. It features one of Dublin’s oldest clubs, Stars of Erin, which was founded in 1903, and is located in the beautiful surroundings of Glencullen in the heart of the Dublin mountains.
The club had great success in 1916, with their senior men’s football team securing the Dublin Junior Championship. In 1917, the club achieved ultimate success when it’s men’s football team progressed to claim the clubs first ever the All-Ireland title at Junior level. It wasn’t until 2010, after a 93 year wait, when the club finally reached a county final again. See the full video:
Aside from the ‘Dub Club Chronicle’ series, AIG will look to carry forward a number of activation initiatives from previous years, as well as adding some fresh ones too, including:
The continuation of the club hoardings sponsorship project which is now in its 4th year. AIG will look to add additional signage in up to 40 new and existing clubs with hoardings in 2017.
Sponsorship of the Dublin Ladies GAA Féile, a county wide competition for U-14 club teams, with successful teams progressing to national level. AIG have been involved with the sponsorship of the Dublin Ladies Féile since 2014.
The supply of kits and safety equipment to clubs all over Dublin, ensuring the equipment used is to the highest standard.
Club players will be able to seek employment with AIG through their graduate and intern programme, offering 30 positions to players this year alone.
Their partnerships with FM104 and The Herald will continue, and through the use of their media partners’ club teams will be able to get involved in competitions to win trips for their team to support the Boys in Blue. They will also show support to the Dub Club Chronicle series by having the FM104 team visit each of the featured clubs and a club profile appearing in the Dublin GAA section of The Herald.
2017 will once again see individual players and teams recognised for their contribution at club level with the recently re-named, Dublin GAA Club Stars Awards.
AIG will continue to provide special discounted insurance rates to club members all over Dublin.
Speaking at the awards lunch today Declan O’Rourke, General Manager, AIG Ireland commented:
“We at AIG recognise that the club is the heart of the GAA and we are delighted to once again be in a position to assist and reward the work done at club level through our various club initiatives.
“Today we are in The Gibson Hotel to celebrate the contribution of nine teams and nine individuals for their outstanding contribution throughout the 2016 club season.
“The club set up in Dublin is in a very strong place, if we take a look at the recent successes of St. Vincent’s in the football and Cuala in the hurling. While things didn’t go as planned for St. Vincent’s, we are still very proud of them and all that they have achieved. We would also like to wish the Cuala team the very best of luck next weekend when they play in their All-Ireland semi-final.”
AIG are due to announce some more news on the club front in the coming weeks, but for further information on any of the existing club projects or initiatives or to watch the latest Dub Club chronicle video log on to AIG social media channels or website at www.aig.ie.