GAA Clubs set to save more with Electric Ireland Purchase Power deal

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GAA Clubs set to save more with Electric Ireland Purchase Power deal

GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail and Jim Dollard, Director of Electric Ireland, in attendance at the launch of GAA Purchase Power at Croke Park. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

The GAA have teamed up with Electric Ireland to offer clubs throughout the country the chance to make substantial savings on their energy spend as part of the new GAA Purchase Power deal.

Ireland’s leading energy supplier and proud sponsor of the GAA All-Ireland Minor Championships, Electric Ireland have promised to put more Euros in pockets and free up money for clubs to invest in other areas by offering very competitive energy rates for the next 3 years that will provide annual savings of 9% or more on their electricity bills.

The GAA recently launched details of the exciting new programme, Purchase Power which has been designed to secure special, competitive rates, for an extensive range of products and services for the benefit of the GAA and all of its units including Clubs and County Boards. It uses the collective buying power of the entire GAA to secure bulk discounts on common products and services from nominated suppliers.

After a competitive tender, Electric Ireland were successfully chosen as the nominated Energy Supplier. As part of the deal, clubs can now source all of their electricity needs from Electric Ireland and make substantial savings over the next 3 years.

A typical medium sized club with annual energy costs of €4,000 will, over 3 years, achieve total savings of over €1,000 which can go a long way to helping the club pay for other essential items.

Electric Ireland currently services many GAA clubs and are now offering this amazing deal to all 1,600 clubs right across the 32 counties. Clubs who sign up with Electric Ireland by November 13th will be entered into a draw to win €1,000 towards the cost of sports equipment.

Jim Dollard, Executive Director of Business Service Centre and Electric Ireland said “We are very pleased to be appointed as the nominated Energy Supplier for this Purchase Power initiative. ESB and Electric Ireland have a long standing partnership with the GAA through a number of innovative sponsorships over the last 12 years including title sponsor of the GAA Minor Championships and it is great to expand the partnership through this fantastic programme. We want to help clubs in any way possible and we really hope that the savings made through this deal will go back into growing the game at grassroots.”

Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Aogán Ó Fearghail said “We are delighted Electric Ireland will be a part of this GAA initiative as a nominated supplier and in doing so will help bring new and improved rates for the provision of energy to our 1,600 strong club network.

“Our relationship with Electric Ireland is a strong and long one and this is part of our new Purchase Power programme which has been established to assist our clubs in their efforts to find the most competitive rates across a number of different categories and we wish all concerned every success with its roll-out.”

For all enquires on this offer, contact the Electric Ireland GAA team at info@electricireland.ie or 1800 200 513.

Further information on the Purchase Power programme can be found at http://www.gaa.ie/my-gaa/administrators/purchase-power