Mayo GAA signs stadium naming-rights deal

The Mayo County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Mayo GAA) has agreed a deal for Hastings Insurance Brokers to take on naming rights to its MacHale Park stadium.

The deal officially rebrands the 25,000-seat stadium as Hastings Insurance Brokers MacHale Park. Hastings takes over as sponsor from Elvery’s, which had held naming rights to the stadium since 2012.

MacHale Park opened in 1931 and serves as the home of the Mayo GAA and Castlebar Mitchels Gaelic football teams. Hastings was set up in 1980 and has eight offices across Ireland, including one in Castlebar.

Mayo GAA chairperson Liam Moffatt said: “The partnership was great news for Mayo GAA and we look forward to working with Hastings Insurance Brokers in the years to come.

“MacHale Park is a prestigious GAA stadium with an immense history over the last 90 years. This partnership works in tandem with the other progressions that will occur in the stadium in the future.”

Moffatt added: “I would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Pat Rowland and all of the team in Elvery’s for their unwavering and continued support over many years and for facilitating this development.

“By generously releasing the back of the jersey and stadium naming rights from previous agreements this has enabled further local support to be generated for Mayo GAA and its teams and we are sincerely grateful to Elvery’s for this initiative.”

Paul McDermott, director of Hastings Insurance, said: “We are very much looking forward to working with Mayo GAA. MacHale Park has a wonderful history and we are very proud to now be part of its future.”

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