Waterford Institute of Technology GAA Club signs three-year sponsorship deal with "world class health care provider"

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Waterford UPMC Whitfield signs three-year sponsorship deal with WIT Vikings GAA Club

Waterford Institute of Technology Vikings GAA Club's Katie Murray, Dylan Furlong, Michael Whelan, Danielle Morrissey, Ross Smithers, Emma Murray

UPMC Whitfield, the largest private hospital in the South East, has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) GAA club.

This new sponsorship arrangement with WIT Vikings GAA Club is part of UPMC Whitfield’s ongoing commitment to building healthier communities in the South East and delivering the best healthcare possible to everyone living in the region – right on their own doorstep.

WIT Vikings GAA Club currently has 18 teams competing in 25 competitions each year, amounting to over 130 games across five codes. As the main sponsor for the WIT Vikings GAA Club, UPMC Whitfield has exclusive branding rights for all college teams’ gear - including jerseys, kit bags, t-shirts, tracksuits, jackets, tops and leisurewear – under the umbrella of the WIT Vikings GAA Club which incorporates hurling, men’s and ladies football, camogie and handball.

UPMC Whitfield, previously known as Whitfield Clinic, is located in Waterford and provides outstanding care to patients in the South East for routine surgical ailments, as well as more complex and challenging medical conditions. A significant investment programme is planned for UPMC Whitfield over the coming years to deliver even more services and introduce new world-class technologies, ensuring those living in the region can lead the healthiest life possible.

“UPMC Whitfield is delighted to be supporting some of the finest athletes in the South East. WIT and UPMC Whitfield have been working together for years with nursing and academic endeavors and this sponsorship strengthens that relationship and paves the way for even greater collaboration in the future,” says UPMC Whitfield vice president and Ireland country manager David Beirne.

WIT GAA development officer Katie Redmond adds: “The WIT Vikings GAA Club is delighted to have UPMC Whitfield coming on board as our main sponsor for the next three years. Having worked closely with them over the last year in co-hosting a number of sports forums in the WIT Arena, this sponsorship now solidifies our close collaboration and will greatly enable our club to cater for the increasing number of players studying at WIT.

“Facilitating participation in Gaelic Games for both young men and women, in tandem with their progression in their college education, is central to the ethos of our club. We are not only the oldest third level GAA Club but also one of the most innovative and partnering with UPMC Whitfield - a world class health care provider - is a natural fit for our club. We very much look forward to working with them over the next three years.”