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FBD sponsors Tipp’s Semple Stadium

FBD Insurance has bought the naming rights to Semple Stadium for the next five years. Financial details surrounding the deal were not disclosed. The Thurles venue will be known as FBD Semple Stadium. On hand to help launch the sponsorship were Tipperary hurlers Pádraic Maher and Steven O’Brien and camogie players Cáit Devane and Niamh […]

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AIB teams up with stars for Goal Mile

Former Leinster and Ireland rugby international Luke Fitzgerald, Irish hockey international Róisín Upton, Olympic middle distance runner Ciara Mageean and former Mayo county manager and GAA footballer Stephen Rochford have joined AIB in encouraging communities across the island to step up together and take part in the Goal Mile this Christmas. For over 40 years, […]

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Leinster supports Alzheimer Society

Leinster Rugby is supporting the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) as its first charity partner of the new season as part of its charity affiliate programme it launched last year. Like last season, the club will once again work with a new charity each month in the hope of raising its profile as it did […]

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Beko to salute GAA club champions

Beko and Leinster GAA have launched a new award aimed at highlighting the work carried out by clubs in the province. People are asked to nominate a club member to have a chance of winning €1,000 worth of gear. The 2021 Beko Club Champion aims to reward and celebrate GAA club heroes who go above […]

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Heineken signs new Ulster Rugby deal

Heineken Ireland has agreed a new long-term sponsorship with Ulster Rugby, which also sees the Dutch brewer continue as the pourage partner at Kingspan Stadium. The deal comes as the public bars at Kingspan Stadium re-open for the United Rugby Championship. Ulster’s Iain Henderson, Jacob Stockdale and Stuart McCloskey were on hand for the announcement. […]

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Huawei extends its support for Cuala

Reigning Dublin senior hurling champions Cuala GAA have scored a new sponsorship deal with Huawei Ireland, with the world ICT giant company extending its partnership for 2021. For a fifth year in a row, Huawei will back Cuala senior hurlers as its primary sponsor as the Dalkey-based club seeks to win its third championship in a […]

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Newstalk’s Off the Ball to broadcast Lions Tour

Newstalk will broadcast live the British & Irish Lions test series for the first time from South Africa this summer following OTB Sports securing FM radio rights to broadcast the matches, starting with the pre-tour clash of the Lions clash with Japan at Murrayfield this weekend. Vodafone will sponsor the tour’s previews, post-match analysis and […]

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Vodafone to kick off rugby tournament on Virgin

Vodafone kicks off its second year sponsorship of the Guinness Six Nations on Virgin Media Television (VMTV) with games starting on Saturday, February 6. The sponsorship deal, brokered by Carat, will see Vodafone take a frontline position with rugby themed stings and branded promos. The deal also includes digital sponsorship across Virgin Media Player. Gerry […]

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Laya extends support for Irish club rugby

Laya Healthcare has announced an increase in its support of Irish club rugby, becoming the official health and wellbeing partner of both Munster Rugby and Connacht Rugby, adding to their existing tie-up with Leinster Rugby. Both new deals will run for an initial three-year period. Laya will release a content series highlighting the clubs’ heritage. […]

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Study shows growing interest in women’s sport

With next year’s sporting calendar set to be a busy time Irish women’s sport including the Tokyo Games and a possible World Cup for the Irish women’s rugby team, 74 per cent of Irish adults have some interest in women’s sport, a new study conducted by Onside sponsorship consultants and sports marketing agency Line Up […]

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Onside says sponsors accept fall in spectators

As sports events including the Guinness 6 Nations and GAA Championships shape up for a return to play next month, almost half – 46 per cent – of the Irish sports industry believe major sports events will proceed with reduced capacity of up to a quarter of attendees across the remainder of the year, a […]

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Vodafone backs Lions 2021 tour

Vodafone will sponsor next year’s British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa to the tune of around €5.5 million when it kicks off with a game against the DHL Stormers in Cape Town in early July. Vodafone’s logo will appear on the front of the Lions’ team shirt and the company will provide communications […]

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Flogas fuels interest in scratch series

Flogas has announced the extension of its sponsorship of the inaugural Irish Scratch Series.  Over 350 elite amateurs and golfing pros took part in the tournament, designed to give players their first taste of competition following the Covid-19 lockdown. It is a unique golf tournament in that it allows male and female golfers to compete […]

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