GAA Stars to Be Ambassadors for Ireland West Airport Knock

GAA Stars to Be Ambassadors for Ireland West Airport Knock

Five of the best-known GAA stars in Ireland will join forces as ambassadors for Ireland West Airport Knock this summer. 

The five players, who represent counties from the region, are Alan Dillon from Mayo, Michael Meehan from Galway, Karl Lacey and Michael Murphy from Donegal, and Dessie Dolan from Westmeath.

Ireland West Knock April Fools

In case you are wondering, this is the ‘photo’ issued by Ireland West Airport Knock on 1st April 2013 (April Fool’s Day)

The players will be the face of a new marketing campaign, ‘Supporting Your Community’, which will be rolled out across various media channels throughout the summer season, showcasing the important role Ireland West Airport Knock plays for the regions in which it serves.

The airport currently employs over 125 people from around the region, supports 900 additional jobs and contributes a tourism spend of over €110 million in the wider region. This summer the airport will have flights to over 25 international destinations including new services to Malaga with Ryanair and Palma Majorca with Sunway, as well as increased flights to London Luton and London Stansted.

Michael Murphy, Donegal GAA star, said: “When the airport approached me about the ambassadorial role, I had no hesitation in accepting. Over the last few years I have been hugely impressed with the developments and growth of the airport. It’s a great asset for people living in Donegal and the North West region, providing employment, connectivity to over 25 destinations and so convenient, only a little over an hour down the road. I am delighted to play my part in supporting the airport in this regard.”

Donal Healy, the airport’s Marketing Manager, said: “We are delighted to have the GAA lads as ambassadors for the airport. These players are brilliant role-models and some of the most recognised sports personalities in Ireland. As a community owned airport we pride ourself on our ‘community ethos’ and the GAA is the perfect partnership for the airport, given the lads represent counties from across our catchment region and have all given so much to their local clubs and counties over the last number of years.

“We are very proud to have them on board and are looking forward to working with them over the next few months in their new roles.”

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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