“Food Fuels Success”
Butler House Announces Partnership
with Kilkenny Senior Camogie Team
Butler House, the award-winning hospitality provider in Kilkenny city and a member of Ireland’s prestigious Blue Book collection of Country Houses and Restaurants, has announced a special catering partnership with the Kilkenny Senior Camogie Team
The partnership agreement will see Butler House cater for the team by providing wholesome, nutritional food following each training session and before and after League and Championship games. The renowned Kilkenny city property will also be a venue for a Kilkenny Senior Camogie Team event later in the year.
Making the announcement, Ciaran Conroy, CEO of Kilkenny Civic Trust said, “Food fuels success and Butler House is delighted to provide its nutritional wholesome food offering to the Kilkenny Senior Camogie Team. Good nutrition is vital for an elite sports team striving to achieve high performance and as a provider of locally sourced quality food, Butler House is delighted to cater for the team after training and on match days. We are very proud of our camogie team and this undertaking by Butler House is an acknowledgement of and a mark of thanks for their wonderful work - as sportswomen and as role models”.
Commenting on the partnership Brian Dowling, manager of the Kilkenny Senior Camogie team said, “On behalf of the team and Kilkenny GAA, I’d like to thank Butler House for its support by coming on board with this special partnership to support the Kilkenny Senior Camogie team. It is very welcome and most appreciated. Support like this means the team are taken care of after training and on match days so we can concentrate on optimising our performance levels”.
Business Development Manager for Butler House Anne Marie Hallinan said, “Last year, Brian, Katie Power and Miriam Walsh helped us launch our new lunch menu that focused on healthy options. This led to a larger conversation about the needs of the team.
On big match days, it is easy for us supporters to forget the dark training evenings, when the players can come off the field cold and hungry. As a hospitality provider, we’re delighted to step up and support the team and will help drive Kilkenny camogie and women’s sport in the year ahead”.
Kilkenny has won the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 13 times, having last won in 2016, and were runners-up ten times. Under Brian Dowling, the team will this year compete to reach its fifth All-Ireland final in five years.
Butler House is the dower house of Kilkenny Castle and associated with the Butler family - Dukes and Earls of Ormonde - who resided at Kilkenny Castle for 500 years. In 1989, Kilkenny Civic Trust acquired both Butler House and the Castle Yard Stables and the house was opened as a guesthouse and conference centre. Butler House became a member of Ireland’s Blue Book in 2018.
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