Joes Benefit by over €4k from Intel Matching Grant

02 May 2017

Celebrating the success of the 2016 Intel Matching Grant Initiative and presenting a cheque to the Joes worth over €4,000 were Director General of the GAA Paraic Duffy, Joes Chairman Michael Kinahan, Intel employee and Joes volunteer Adi Carolan and Intel Ireland VP Eamonn Sinnott.

We would like to sincerely thank Intel for this very kind donation and to our volunteer Adi Carolan, not only for putting in the hours, but for setting us up in the initiative. All we need now is a few more Joes volunteers working in Intel!


The Intel Involved Matching Grant Program encourages Intel employees to engage in volunteerism in their communities by supporting employees’ giving their time and talent to qualified non–profits organisations and clubs. In 2016 Intel employees volunteered just over 54,000 hours that were eligible to be matched through this initiative resulting in a payout of €502,378 ($547,215) for 124 recipient organisations who are spread across 20 different counties in Ireland. Employees were recognised for these efforts at a special event held at the Intel campus in Leixlip. This is the ninth year that Intel has implemented the current grant scheme and in that time more than €3.65 million has been donated to charities, schools, sports clubs, social initiatives and community schemes across Ireland. The total number of hours volunteered by employees during this times is the equivalent of having 25 people working full time in the community for the full nine years. The Joes is the only club from Louth to benefit from the initiative.

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