The Galway camogie board has agreed a five-year sponsorship deal with Westerwood Global, worth €250,000, to cover all county teams from Under-14 to senior.

Westerwood Global, a Maynooth-based company that provides manufacturing and maintenance support services across the globe to manufacturers in high tech industries, was founded in 2000 by former Galway minor player Basil Holian.

Galway chairman, Brian Griffin, described the new standalone camogie deal as "ground-breaking" and said it recognises the substantial commercial value of camogie in its own right.

He added: "What is different about this deal is that it has been conceived and negotiated as a standalone deal for camogie in Galway. We believe it is the first significant sponsorship for a county that recognises the substantial commercial value of camogie in its own right, and it sets a new benchmark for the sport.

"Women's sport is transforming. A few years ago, our ambition for sponsorship was to be able to defray the costs of jerseys and kits for our teams. Now we will have substantial sums of money to invest directly to support camogie across the county.

"Every girl and young woman who plays camogie in Galway will benefit from this deal. It transforms our ambitions for the coming years."