DERRY GAA: RiverRidge boost for Oak Development Squads

Pictured at the launch of Derry's new partnership with River Ridge Recycling are some of the coaches now working with Derry development squads: (l-r) Eamon Doherty (Finance Director River Ridge Recyling), Chris Collins, James McGurk, Michael Kerr, Paul Simpson, Conleith Gilligan, Charlie O'Kane, Stephen McGuigan, Martin Boyle, Michael McIver, Micky Boyle, Brian McIver and county chairperson, Brian Smith. Front row: Killian Conlan, Ben McGuckin, Kevin Collins, Bernie Henry, Richard Ferris, James McToal, Joe Cassidy, Odhran O'Kane. Photo credit: Margaret McLaughlin.

Pictured at the launch of Derry's new partnership with River Ridge Recycling are some of the coaches now working with Derry development squads: (l-r) Eamon Doherty (Finance Director River Ridge Recyling), Chris Collins, James McGurk, Michael Kerr, Paul Simpson, Conleith Gilligan, Charlie O'Kane, Stephen McGuigan, Martin Boyle, Michael McIver, Micky Boyle, Brian McIver and county chairperson, Brian Smith. Front row: Killian Conlan, Ben McGuckin, Kevin Collins, Bernie Henry, Richard Ferris, James McToal, Joe Cassidy, Odhran O'Kane. Photo credit: Margaret McLaughlin.

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Derry GAA Chairman Brian Smith believes an exciting new sponsorship deal for the county’s Development squads will help the Oak Leaf county continue its impressive development of young players.

Announcing the partnership with local company RiverRidge Recycling who employ over 160 people, Mr. Smith said the support to both the football and hurlin development squads was a major boost.

Pictured at the launch of Derry's new partnership with River Ridge Recycling are (l-r) Eamon Doherty, Financial Director River Ridge, Chris Collins, Derry Games Development Manager, Derry director of football, Brian McIver, Derry GAA chairperson, Brian Smith and development squad players Conal Logan (13), Jason McVey (15) and Peter Tohill (14). Photo credit: Margaret McLaughlin.

Pictured at the launch of Derry's new partnership with River Ridge Recycling are (l-r) Eamon Doherty, Financial Director River Ridge, Chris Collins, Derry Games Development Manager, Derry director of football, Brian McIver, Derry GAA chairperson, Brian Smith and development squad players Conal Logan (13), Jason McVey (15) and Peter Tohill (14). Photo credit: Margaret McLaughlin.

“I would like to thank Eamon Doherty and all at RiverRidge Recycling for the support they have given to our development efforts,” explained the County Chairman, “They are a forward-looking and innovative company with strong links to the local community.

“Our new partnership arrangement will enable us to further progress our efforts in developing young players, providing them with access to the best environment possible in which to fulfil their potential for their clubs and county.

“We firmly believe that the best coaches bring out the best in players. I want to thank our Director of Football, Brian McIver, Games Development Manager, Chris Collins, and all the hurling and football coaches who are now on board. We have a top class team assembled with a vast knowledge of our games, and who are determined to advance Derry teams over the coming years.”

Finance Director Eamon Doherty of RiverRidge Recycling commented:

Our new partnership arrangement will enable us to further progress our efforts in developing young players.

Derry CO. Chairman, Brian Smith

“RiverRidge Recycling is extremely proud to be the new sponsor of Derry GAA’s Youth Development Squad. As sponsors we are delighted to support the development of these young players and hope that our sponsorship assists them in improving their skills and ultimately make the successful move to intercounty senior players.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Derry GAA and those behind the development squads. They are committed and dedicated to these young players. They ensure that these young talented men become the best they possibly can be at this sport and we strongly support their efforts. We are very delighted to help the future stars of Derry GAA.”