• Bank of Ireland McKenna Cup 2018

Sponsorship Opportunities

The GAA is Ireland’s largest Sporting, Cultural and Community Organisation, with over one million members and over 2,750 Clubs throughout the world.

Within Ulster we have some 580 Clubs and Units, we are present in over 600 schools and have around 250,000 active volunteer members. As the governing body for the GAA in the Province, Ulster GAA works in partnership with the nine GAA County Committees as well as the Ulster Councils for Ladies Gaelic Football, Camogie, Handball and Rounders. We do that to promote, enhance, develop and strengthen Gaelic games and associated activities at grassroots level.

Ulster GAA is twinned with GAA units in Britain and Canada. An investment in Ulster GAA is a good investment for your business and your brand, we work closely with corporate sponsors and partners to deliver on our joint goals.

Interesting Facts

Ulster GAA is more than a Sporting and Culture Association. It is a grassroots volunteer-driven movement focused on making the communities which it serves better places; below are some interest facts relevant to Ulster GAA:

  • As a grassroots community based not-for-profit organisation, the GAA reinvests approx 85% of its income to grassroots development at County and Club level.
  • 60% of sports attendances on the island of Ireland comes from the GAA, 75% of GAA spectators regularly socialise after a sports event.
  • 42% of volunteering on the island of Ireland comes from the GAA.
  • Over 126,000 spectators attended the Ulster Football & Hurling Championships in 2017.
  • Approximately 250,000 spectators in total attended major Ulster GAA controlled fixtures in 2017.
  • 43,000 spectators attended the 2017 Bank of Ireland McKenna Cup.
  • Approximately 45,000 spectators attended the 2017 Ulster GAA Club Championship.
  • In 2017, approximately 15,000 games were organised and played within the Province of Ulster.
  • In 2016/2017, approximately 18,000 participants attended courses organised as part of the Ulster GAA Coach and Volunteer Development Programme.
  • 17,000 children were coached as part of the Foundation and Key-stage 1 Schools programme in 2017.
  • 15,000 GAA members took part in Ulster GAA Health and Wellbeing initiatives in 2015.
  • The Ulster GAA website receives approximately 35,000 hits per month and 67,000 page views per month.
  • Ulster GAA has over 66,000 Twitter followers and 31,000 Facebook followers. During the 2017 Ulster Championship the Ulster GAA social media channels received over 23,000,000 impressions.
  • 400 delegates attended the O’Neill’s Ulster GAA Coaching and Games Conference annually.

For further information on commercial or marketing activities please contact:
Paul McGurk, Ulster GAA Marketing & Communications Manager – paul.mcgurk.ulster@gaa.ie / 07920 528 790

Download the Ulster GAA Sponsorship Opportunities Brochure.