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Sponsorship Agreement with UPMC

By Mary Morgan Mon 14th Oct

Sponsorship Agreement with UPMC – Press Release


Kilkenny GAA is delighted to announce a 10 year sponsorship agreement with UPMC, a world-renowned healthcare provider and insurer that has been caring for patients in the South East for over a decade. Nowlan Park, home to Kilkenny GAA is to be renamed UPMC Nowlan Park under the agreement.

Chairperson of Kilkenny GAA, Jimmy Walsh stated that ‘The partnership will enormously benefit GAA players in Kilkenny across all age grades, including development squads with the provision of the most modern technology and training systems available’.  

“We are delighted to welcome UPMC to Nowlan Park and look forward to working with them in the years ahead. Our partnership is an excellent fit for Kilkenny GAA. Health and wellness are an integral part of UPMC’s mission, as they are of key importance to Kilkenny GAA.  

“This alliance will help to enhance and develop facilities in Nowlan Park into the future. Thanks to UPMC’s sponsorship, we will be able to invest in the betterment of the association in County Kilkenny, providing a higher class of facilities and maintaining them to a proper standard at the stadium, something that every club in the county and beyond will benefit from.” 

David Beirne, chief executive officer at UPMC Whitfield Hospital in Waterford and senior vice president, UPMC International, adds: 

“UPMC has a history of working with leading sporting organisations to support excellence on and off the pitch. In the U.S., we’ve been partnering with both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins for many years and are excited about extending this spirit of partnership to Kilkenny GAA. Through our sponsorship of UPMC Nowlan Park, we look forward to supporting the GAA and Gaelic games in Kilkenny and the South East in the years ahead, from top inter county players to the grass roots club level. 

“Our mission is to serve our community by providing outstanding patient care and to shape tomorrow’s health system through clinical and technological innovation, research, and education. We look forward to collaborating with Kilkenny GAA on many different initiatives across health and wellness, player welfare and education.” 

UPMC Whitfield Hospital in Waterford has over 50 expert consultants working across a range of specialties, including radiotherapy; cardiology; orthopaedics; sports medicine; ophthalmology; oncology / haematology; radiology; ear, nose and throat; gynaecology; urology and general surgery. These are supported by a wider team of dedicated medical, nursing and administrative staff to ensure the hospital offers patients the right care, in the right way, at the right time – in a first-class facility that is close to home.  

UPMC is an international, not-for-profit healthcare provider and insurer. Trusted by millions of patients across the world and affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, UPMC operates more than 40 hospitals, as well as 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and is delivering its global expertise to those living in Ireland, Italy, China and Kazakhstan.  



By Mary Morgan Mon 14th Oct

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