Last year’s participation in the Silicon Valley Sports League left us here at Nitro hungry for more ways to engage with our local communities through sports. So when we opened an office on the Emerald Isle late last year, we wanted to find a way to give back to Dublin. The solution: partnering with the Cuala GAA Club as a proud sponsor of its Adult Footballers.
We were already familiar Australian Football and American Football, so when the opportunity arose to not only learn about, but support, another national sport we jumped at the chance! So far we’ve concluded that Gaelic Football is unlike any other sport. To the uninitiated American it looks like a crazy mix between soccer and rugby but to the Aussies, its a bit more decipherable. Played with 15 players on each team, including a goalkeeper, and with a round ball, slightly bigger than a soccer ball, it is a fast paced and physical game that is uniquely Irish.
Based in South County Dublin, Cuala’s Adult Football section has been very successful over the last few years, having recently won Dublin Intermediate, Junior, and U21 Championships. Nitro’s sponsorship will help keep Cuala Football on track to play and win at the highest levels – and help to train their up and coming talent. Cuala boasts a number of Inter-County stars among their ranks, including All-Ireland Winners Michael Fitzsimons, Luke Keating, Conor Mullaly, and Matthew Clancy…..and to top it all off, Nitro’s very own David Sheerin plays corner-back for Cuala’s First team.
So get ready to see Nitro’s signature N flash across the pitch in Hyde Park. We’re excited to not only be growing as a member of Ireland’s tech market, but to grow within the local community, too.