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Tennis talent Claffey seeks sponsor

20 July 2015; AIG Insurance today marked their sponsorships of Dublin GAA, Tennis Ireland, New Zealand Rugby, the Golfing Union of Ireland and Irish Ladies Golf Union with an event like no other, the AIG Insurance Summer Splash in Grand Canal Dock. Dublin GAA stars, Bernard Brogan, Johnny McCaffrey, Cian Boland, Sinéad Goldrick and Ali Twomey were joined by former Munster and New Zealand All Black legend Doug Howlett, Irish amateur golfing twins, Leona and Lisa Maguire, and Irish tennis player Jenny Claffey to test their skills in this specially designed skills competition. To celebrate the event, AIG Insurance announced up to 15% discounts on their car, home and travel insurance products, to members of sporting clubs across their sponsorship partners. These are available at or on 1890 50 27 27. Pictured is Irish tennis player Jenny Claffey taking part in the AIG Insurance Summer Splash. Grand Canal Dock, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

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

Padraig Power, IRFU

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

Gary Disley, Eircom Business Solutions Irish Open Sponsor

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

Katie Taylor fronts for Bank of Ireland

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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Zoopla ends WBA sponsorship

Property price website Zoopla has decided not to renew its shirt sponsorship deal with West Bromwich Albion Football Club when the current contract runs out at the end of the season. The decision has been taken by Zoopla following an incident involving the club’s striker, Nicolas Anelka, over his controversial ‘quenelle’ goal celebration. The salute […]

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Leinster agrees IT deal

Leinster Rugby has agreed a deal with Samsung Electronics IT and Mobile Ireland to become the three times Heineken Cup winning team’s technology partner until the end of the season in 2015. Samsung will provide IT solutions to the squad for use among the training academy right through the club’s ranks to first team players […]

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VW kits out Leinster refs

Volkswagen is to sponsor Leinster Rugby Referees (LRR) for the next three seasons. VW has supported Leinster Rugby for the past four seasons and has extended its backing to the province’s referees association. LRR is now in its 111th season. Total membership has grown to about 350, including administrative committee members, assessors and 250 active […]

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