GAAGO, the international subscription-based online streaming service from the GAA and RTÉ Digital, has been announced as the team sponsor of Ireland’s International Rules team.
The sponsorship will see GAAGO.ie adorn the team’s jerseys in their upcoming Test match against Australia at Patersons Stadium in Perth on Saturday 22 November, as well as team leisurewear and kit bags.
The streaming service, which is available outside of Ireland, has allowed Gaelic Games enthusiasts living, working or travelling abroad to watch games in over 120 countries throughout the 2014 senior championship.
Subscribers can watch games live and on-demand in high definition on their desktop computer, laptop or mobile device and the service has had a huge take-up in Australia to date.
GAA president Liam Ó Néill said: “The GAA’s international footprint is rapidly growing and GAAGO’s inaugural season has proven a great success in bringing live games to our membership that are away from home.
"Australia, as one of the most densely populated regions for Irish people living abroad, is obviously a key market for us and having GAAGO as sponsor of the Irish team will mean even greater exposure of the service in the territory.”
Ireland manager Paul Earley said: “Having lived in Australia for a number of years and longed for a service as convenient as GAAGO during that time, I am delighted with their sponsorship of the Irish team.
"It is a means for GAA fans living down under to connect to home on match days and is a great fit for all concerned.”
Dónal Moriarty, GAAGO product leader, said: “GAAGO is delighted to be involved as team sponsor of the Irish International Rules squad.
"The International Rules gives the cream of Ireland’s talent the outlet to showcase their skills on an international stage, just as GAAGO showcases their skills to an international audience during the 2014 Championship.
"Audiences in Australia have embraced the new GAAGO service in huge numbers, and we are sure they will get behind the Irish team as they look to defend their title in Perth.”