There was cause for celebration in the gardens of Butler House in Kilkenny on Wednesday evening as Kilkenny Camogie revealed their new club and academy sponsors along with announcing details of a new health partnership with UPMC.
John Windle, general manager of UPMC Sports Medicine and UPMC Institute for Health at UPMC Ireland spoke with Martin Quilty for Scoreline on Wednesday evening.
“We’re delighted to launch the health partnership between UPMC and Kilkenny Camogie”, says Windle.
“What the hell partnership really involves is extending first-class care to all the Kilkenny camogie players.”
“First-class means express services for diagnostics. We have a fantastic diagnostic service there [in Aut Even], access to some of the best sports consultants in Ireland. So in the case a player does get an injury, they can be seen to quickly and get the best of treatment.”
“Kilkenny recently joined us as well for the national concussion health programme so we’re delighted to have Kilkenny putting their players’ welfare first in concussion.
New senior sponsors
Elsewhere, Lyng Motors were revealed as new senior league championship for camogie in Kilkenny.
“The GAA runs through our veins”, said Neil Lyng. “This year we got the opportunity to support the club scene in Kilkenny and we’re delighted to do so.”
“I see the effort the girls put in and they don’t get the recognition at all times compared to the senior adult male game. The girls work very, very hard to get to the level they’re at and we’re lucky we’re on a vein of winning with Kilkenny. We’re just happy to get behind it and help any way we can”
Kilkenny’s senior side heads to Mullingar this weekend to take on Westmeath in the next round of group games in the All-Ireland championship.