Gaelic Telecom initiative scores with local GAA clubs
A telecom initiative has scored a big success in opening up a new revenue stream for local GAA clubs.
Gaelic Telecom is the official telecoms partner to the GAA and offers funding opportunities to clubs who get customers to sign up to the service.
The parish initiative has been introduced to allow clubs, through local club co-ordinators (GAA members) to earn up to £2,500 when they get 100 new customers to join the service on top of the 15 per cent rebate that they will receive from the calls that those customers make.
Gaelic Telecom hosted a meeting in Woodlands Hotel in Adare to inform local clubs and their coordinators, about how they could raise funds for their local club and themselves. Over £500,000 is to be paid back to clubs in Ireland this year already.
Commenting on the response to the initiative, Gerry O'Connell, general manager of Gaelic Telecom said: "We are bowled over with the response, not only here in Limerick but around the country too.
So far, we have held 15 meetings and at each location the number of people and clubs turning out to support this initiative has been far in excess of the number we anticipated.
This highlights once again the level of support for this fundraising initiative within the Limerick GAA Community and we are delighted to be part of their success."
Gaelic Telecom claims to offer lower line rental and call charges than its competitors, thus saving consumers money. In addition, consumers who chose Gaelic Telecom can nominate their GAA Club and/or County of their choice to receive a rebate equivalent to 15 per cent of that customer's call charges.
For example if a Gaelic Telecom customer makes calls to the value of £100, then their nominated club receives a rebate of €15.