Fane Valley Stores Sponsor Down Minor Football League & U16 Championship
5th April 2017

Pictured: (L-R) Sean Rooney – Down Chairman, Thomas Barnett – Fane Valley Stores Retail Manager & Sean McGreevy – Fane Valley Group Finance Officer

Fane Valley Stores, the largest retail network of agri-supplies in Northern Ireland are set to sponsor the Down All County Under 16 Football League and Championship and the All County Minor Football League for the upcoming season.

Part of the Fane Valley group of companies, Fane Valley Stores is a major retail distributor of animal health and farm supplies across the province with fourteen stores, an on-line trading platform and the market leading position in livestock identification products.

Speaking at the official launch Thomas Barnett, Fane Valley Stores - Retail Manager said; “Fane Valley Stores are delighted to become official sponsor for the Down Minor League and the U16 Championship and League respectively. Our farmer customer and geographic reach extends far and wide across County Down. We currently have a strong presence in Newry with our Feed mill also and we now feel it to be the perfect time to get involved and help support the next generation of County Down footballers.”

County Down Chairman - Sean Rooney, also in attendance commented;  “We are very excited to announce Fane Valley Stores as our new All County Minor League and All County U16 Championship and League headline sponsor. Fane Valley is an extremely well known farming business operating for over 100 years within the Down/Armagh areas.  They have a reputation as a market leader and several businesses devoted to their farmer customer. We hope this can be the beginning of a great partnership for Down football and Fane Valley Stores.”