Electric Ireland have been the title sponsor of the GAA Sigerson, Fitzgibbon and Higher Education Championships since 2017. With Electric Ireland’s long-standing commitments to youth in GAA and building on the sponsorship of the Minor Championships it allows Electric Ireland help support players move through the ranks at Minor Level all the way to playing at this superbly high level, in the historic and much celebrated Electric Ireland GAA Higher Education Competitions.
The HEC involves 7,000 players from over 50 Universities and Institutes annually competing for the Sigerson & Fitzgibbon Cups, along with other Higher Education Leagues and Championships. What sets this competition apart from others is that at university level traditional enemies can become teammates and familiar foes can become firm friends.
Electric Ireland introduced the concept of First-Class Rivals to promote these unique competitions. First Class Rivals brings to life the unique contradiction at the heart of the Sigerson & Fitzgibbon Championships, rival minor inter-county players competing as teammates for their college or university and also the historic rivalry between universities and colleges.
Follow the action at #FirstClassRivals