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Leinster stars to coach youngsters

Young rugby players across Leinster have a chance to learn from their heroes and their clubs could win some new coaching equipment. Windsor Motors is offering all clubs in Leinster the chance to win a training session hosted by three Leinster Rugby players and €500 worth of equipment. Clubs can enter online at www.windsor.ie/Leinster-Rugby To enter, […]

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Drico still leads in sports star poll

More than a year after retiring, former Leinster and Ireland rugby star Brian O’Driscoll has retained his number one position as the country’s most admired sports personality, while Ireland captain Paul O’Connell (above), stretchered off in the Rugby World Cup game against France in Cardiff at the weekend, made most gains in admiration for Irish […]

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Ireland players talk about RWC camp

Ireland rugby fans have a chance to get closer to the World Cup conversation and listen in to Three ambassadors Johnny Sexton, Paul O’Connell and Robbie Henshaw as they open up in the #AllitTakes series. The three players talk about what it takes to build team spirit, slagging, the nature of camp and team kitman […]

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Tennis talent Claffey seeks sponsor

Having turned professional, one of Ireland’s top tennis prospects is in the market for a sponsor. Ranked as the country’s top ladies’ singles player since her early teens, Jenny Claffey, 25, has set herself a five-year plan. In that time, she aims to make the world’s top 200 players next year and become the first […]

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Investec backs Irish showjumpers

Investec and Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) has become the first ever corporate sponsor for the Irish show jumping team. The partnership sees the finance house sponsoring Team Ireland’s involvement in next month’s Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show at the RDS and FEI European Championships at Aachen in Germany. It is a key stage for HSI as […]

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Aer Lingus signs up as Irish rugby’s airline

Aer Lingus has been announced as the official airline of the Ireland rugby team as part of a three year deal with the IRFU. No fee was disclosed. The partnership sees the airline link up with the national team, which is now third in the World Rugby rankings after back-to-back RBS 6 Nations Championship wins […]

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Eircom again tees up Irish Open

Eircom Business Solutions has again joined up with the European Tour to become an official sponsor of the 2015 Irish Open. The value of the sponsorship was not disclosed. The event will be held in the Royal County Down Golf Club from May 28-31 and will bring international golfers stars to Ireland, including tournament host […]

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Katie Taylor agrees Bank of Ireland deal

As part of its efforts to restore public trust in Ireland’s banking sector, Bank of Ireland has announced it has signed a new three-year sponsorship contract with Irish, European, World and Olympic boxing champion Katie Taylor for an undisclosed sum. Recently home from winning her fifth consecutive World Championship in South Korea, the Bray boxer […]

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Land Rover rolls out Horse Show fanpic

Land Rover will capture a 360° image of the crowd cheering on the riders trying to clear the big red wall at the Puissance at the Discover Ireland Dublin Show in the RDS this weekend. When published on Sunday, fans that were at the Puissance will be able to tag themselves in the picture and to […]

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Sexton signs up to Toyota

Toyota Ireland has added Jonathan Sexton to its list of brand ambassadors. The Racing Metro and Ireland fly-half joins Munster’s Paul O’Connell, boxer Katie Taylor, athlete Fionnuala Britton and GAA commentator Micheál O Muircheartaigh. Toyota is also the official car for the Dublin senior football and hurling teams and Cricket Ireland. Sexton’s feats include a […]

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Indo backs Leinster Rugby

The Irish Independent has become the official newspaper to Leinster Rugby. Each Friday, a club supplement will be included in the Irish Independent sold in Leinster. The newspaper has a similar arrangement in place with Munster Rugby and recently announced the renaming of  Cork’s Musgrave Park as Independent Park. The Friday supplement  features information and […]

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Nissan partners with Uefa

Nissan has agreed a four-year global partnership with the Uefa Champions League including the Uefa Super Cup. The agreement is the Japanese car manufacturer’s biggest ever sponsorship deal and will establish Nissan as an official partner worldwide from 2014/15 to and including the 2017/18 seasons. Nissan will have extensive rights to the matches, pre-match training […]

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Musgrave now Independent Park

Musgrave Park in Cork is to be rebranded as Irish Independent Park in a naming rights sponsorship between the home of Munster Rugby and Independent News & Media. The deal comes into play next season and will run for 10 years. As part of the agreement, INM will have total and exclusive ground naming rights. […]

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