Scoil Mhuire Strokestown win Lidl Jersey Competition


Scoil Mhuire Strokestown were one of 145 Schools throughout the country to win jerseys and Gaelic Games equipment through the Lidl LGFA Post-Primary Schools in-Store Competition.

Picture Credit: Glynn’s Photography, Castlerea.

The winning team are pictured above at the Lidl store in Roscommon town with their teachers Martina Finneran and Anne Marie Killilea and Heather Croghan and Jenny Madden of Lidl, Roscommon

The school was announced as the winner for the Lidl store in Roscommon, following a six-week nomination period which saw local schools battle it out to win votes from customers. Scoil Mhuire Strokestown was one of 145 lucky schools across Ireland to take home a kit bag for its school containing jerseys and GAA equipment.
As part of the Lidl LGFA Post-Primary Schools Store Competition, Lidl has donated GAA jerseys and equipment worth €250,000 to 145 post-primary school teams across Ireland, reinforcing its commitment to serious support for ladies’ GAA at all levels of the community. The other winning school in county Roscommon was Castlerea Community School.

Speaking about the Lidl LGFA Post-Primary Schools Store Competition, Jennifer Gleeson, Sponsorship Manager, Lidl Ireland, said: “Since the launch of our partnership with the Ladies’ Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) in January, we have worked to engage with communities, clubs, schools and county teams across the country to show our dedication to providing serious support for the sport. We were delighted to be able to provide jerseys and equipment to 145 schools across Ireland, including Scoil Mhuire Strokestown and Castlerea Community School, as part of the Lidl LGFA Post-Primary Schools Store Competition, and we look forward to continuing our support of ladies’ Gaelic football through various initiatives and programmes over the coming three years.”

In January, Lidl and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) announced a landmark partnership which saw the brand become the Official Retail Partner to the LGFA and the title sponsors of the Lidl Ladies National Football League, as well as grassroots activity.