Galway businessman and sponsor Pat McDonagh of Supermac’s is throwing his weight behind the newly-formed Galway United.
The Galway United Supporters Trust (GUST ), which was due to meet FAI officials yesterday in a bid to secure a first division licence for 2012, has been boosted by McDonagh’s support.
The owner and managing director of Supermac’s and Papa John’s Ireland has written a letter of support in which he stated his belief that GUST would, if granted a licence, do its “utmost to continue to develop football in Galway city”.
“Gust has played a huge role in running Galway United to date ,” he said. “The passion and commitment shown by senior members of GUST during an extremely difficult period for the club cannot be understated.”
GUST PRO Vincent O’Connor said the group was delighted with McDonagh’s endorsement of its pplication for a licence for the Airtricity League.
“Supermac’s have supported all sporting codes in Galway at all levels in Galway, and have been the sponsors of Galway United FC since 2009 through Papa John’s Pizza.
“Galway United Supporters Trust thank Pat McDonagh for his support and encouragement for our vision of a community-based club representing Galway city and county, and we hope to continue to build our relationship during the 2012 season in the Airtricity League.”
Mervue United and Salthill Devon have already secured licences for the 2012 season.
Meanwhile the Galway United Supporters Trust will be launching its fundraising CD Maroon Tunes at The Cellar Bar, Eglington Street, on January 14 (9pm ). Local band Vickers Vimy will launch Maroon Tunes, copies of the CD will be on sale on the night.Membership of Galway United Supporters Trust FC for 2012 starts at €10, with various different options available, including entry to the "Maroon Army" draw. Membership forms are available from the GUST office at Terryland Park and from O'Briens Newsagents, William Street, Galway. For further information on membership contact Ronan Coleman 087- 6972823.