Meath captain Shauna Ennis; Victoria Antoniades, head of marketing, Red Meat, Kepak Group; Mick O’Dowd, head of agriculture, Kepak, and Meath player, Máire O’Shaughnessy.

Meath roots run deep for ladies’ sponsor Kepak

Kepak Group, the leading Irish food company, is proud to sponsor the Meath Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) and has enjoyed considerable success during the past three years of partnership.

Kepak’s has a strong history of supporting Gaelic games in Meath; the company and county previously enjoyed one of the longest and most successful relationships in Gaelic football, featuring a 14-year sponsorship of the men’s team.

And now, the famous Kepak jersey appears to be providing another period of accomplishment to the reining champion Meath Ladies as they face into a second All-Ireland final in as many years.

Wishing the Meath Ladies luck in advance of the TG4 Ladies All-Ireland Football Final, Simon Walker, CEO, Kepak, said: “On behalf of everyone at Kepak, I’d like to extend our very best wishes to the incredible Meath Ladies team that will line out against Kerry on Sunday in Croke Park. This talented group of players has achieved so much to date and will undoubtedly do the entire county proud yet again this weekend. As sponsors, the team at Kepak has witnessed first-hand the impressive commitment and dedication to the game that this team displays day-in, day-out. We hope that their endeavour will be rewarded on Sunday, and that the Kepak jersey brings them luck yet again.”

Kepak’s partnership with Meath LGFA underscores the Clonee headquartered food company’s commitment to supporting local communities, providing Meath LGFA with essential funding to drive the continued growth and development of teams at every level throughout the county.

Commenting on Kepak’s successful sponsorship of Meath LGFA, Mick O’Dowd, Agri-Business Development Manager, Kepak said: “Kepak is exceptionally proud to be sponsoring the Meath LGFA. Through our sponsorship, we have been providing the highest level of support and loyalty to the fast-developing Meath ladies teams. Our philosophy at Kepak is always to be ‘more than’, be it meat tradition, quality, a product, or a job. In every aspect of our business, we ensure we are living by our mission, from working and collaborating with local farmers to continuously innovate and deliver sustainable initiatives. In Meath LGFA, we see that same spirit and commitment. We are delighted that our support over the past three seasons has provided stability and assurances to enable the teams to maximise their potential.”

Kepak’s sponsorship of the Meath LGFA forms part of the company’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and support of the 20×20 campaign, an all-inclusive movement to shift Ireland’s cultural perception to women’s sport.