Meath GAA’s worst kept secret has finally slipped into the public arena as Noel and Valerie Moran have stepped up as the new sponsors of the Meath senior football team.

The announcement, long rumoured to be coming, was made on Monday with Bective Stud, Tea Room & Apartments officially named as the successors to Devinish Nutrition, who had been football sponsors for six years.

Bective Stud have already acted as sponsors for the county academy and underage football teams, with their logo also displayed on the back of the senior jersey in the past year.

Noel Moran comes from a family steeped in GAA with his late father John a hugely respected former county board official and long time secretary of Bective GFC. Noel represented Bective in his playing days, winning a JFC title in 1997.