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Wexford GAA Distances Itself From Company Making ‘Unofficial Wexford GAA Calendar’

Wexford GAA have distanced themselves from a company making ‘unofficial Wexford GAA calendars’….

As per a Wexford GAA statement released on Monday, Wexford GAA “is aware that a company is currently contacting businesses in the county, seeking to sell adverts for what they say is a Wexford GAA calendar which can serve as a fundraiser for local schools.”

They wish to make it clear that we have no involvement in this project. The company is operating completely unofficially and without our permission, and none of the advertising receipts will be used for the promotion of Gaelic Games in the county.

A similar calendar/wall planner was produced last year, despite us asking the company involved not to use images of Wexford GAA, and not to claim they were offering potential advertisers “an opportunity to show support for Wexford GAA”. Last year, Wexford GAA stated that they were “disappointed” by the “ambush marketing” attempts.

They have stated that every school in the county was then contacted, to advise that the calendars should not be given out to children, and to confirm that we have no involvement in and gain no benefit from the operation.

It has came to their attention that this or another company is now making similar sales calls, and they are urging people to be cautious.

Cathaoirleach of CLG Loch Garman, Micheal Martin, said:

“While we are always very appreciative of the support shown to us by businesses and individuals alike, this is not an appropriate manner of doing so.

“I confirm that we have no involvement in this operation nor gain any benefit from it. In addition, in my experience, the fundraising potential offered to schools by such calendars/wall planners is questionable, to say the least.”

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