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Woods accused of Accenture snub

Tiger Woods has been criticised by fellow golfers for choosing today to break his silence and speak publicly for the first time since his car accident in November.  Woods has called a telecast (for 4pm Irish time) in Florida which coincides with the WGC-Accenture Matchplay Championship in Arizona. Ernie Els described Woods’s action as “selfish” […]

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Dublin team drops sponsor's logo

The Dublin football team will line out in their blue shirts in their  first competitive game of the season against Wexford this Sunday without a logo pending the completion of its sponsorship deal with Vodafone. The mobile giant is due to replace Arnotts as the Dublin sponsor for the next six years. The deal is […]

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Handball may hinder Henry's future as a brand ambassador

There is speculation today that Thierry Henry’s reputation as a model sportsman may be seriously tarnished by his handball offence which led to the vital goal in the World Cup qualifier play-off game against Ireland in Paris last night. Henry has long been feted as the ideal football talent, a global icon in various campaigns. […]

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Selling rights to Lords just not cricket

The MCC has denied a report in The Times of London that it plans to follow the lead of Premier League football clubs like Arsenal by selling the naming rights to Lord’s to fund a £400 million redevelopment of the famous cricket ground located in south London. The MCC plans to expand capacity at the 195-year-old […]

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Rugby scores with Irish sports fans

As far as the most cherished and memorable sporting moments in Irish sport this year, rugby has easily come out on top with Ronan O’Gara’s drop-goal against Wales in the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff to give Ireland the Grand Slam achieving the lion’s share of the popular vote. O’Gara’s memorable kick scored a resounding 61.1 […]

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Republic of Ireland gets France in play-offs

The Republic of Ireland has been drawn against France in the seeded play-offs to reach the World Cup finals being held in South Africa next year. Not only must Ireland face one of Europe’s strongest national sides, but they play the first leg at home in Croke Park on Saturday, November 14th. The return leg […]

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Football sponsor to replace Coke

The English Football League (EFL) is in talks with a number of potential sponsors as it looks to find a replacement for Coca-Cola which decided not to renew its title sponsorship once the current six-year deal runs out at the end of the current season. Coke’s support for the three divisions since 2004 was put […]

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Grand National in hunt for new backer

Organisers of the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday are in the market for a new sponsor following an announcement by Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard (IDPR) that its Powers Whiskey brand is to end its ten-year links after the famous race is run next April. IDPR will continue with the Powers Gold Cup […]

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GAA fans split on Croke Park pitch ban proposal

Plans by the GAA to stop people from running on to the pitch immediately after the games on finals day in Croke Park are supported by 35 per cent of GAA fans while 46 per cent oppose the idea, a survey by Onside Sponsorship and Teamer.net has revealed. GAA fans are also divided on the […]

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Liverpool signs £80 million shirt deal with Standard Chartered

Liverpool FC has netted the biggest shirt sponsorship deal in the club’s history by agreeing a £80m four-year contract with the Standard Chartered capital-based bank from the start of next year’s Premier League season. The deal marks the end of the £8m-a-season Carlsberg shirt deal. The deal with Standard Chartered was signed after an exclusivity […]

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Slatterys hopes to score with Man United

Slattery Communications, the PR and sports sponsorship agency run by Padraig Slattery, has pulled off a major coup by winning the rights to represent Manchester United’s commercial interests in Ireland. Agencies like Platinum One, run by Fintan Drury, have handled projects for Man United but the Slatterys deal provides exclusive access to Old Trafford while […]

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Who's for the Dublin shirt?

After what can only be described as an annihilation of Dublin by Kerry in the football championship quarter final on the August bank holiday Monday, it’s anyone guess who will be brave enough to replace Arnotts as the Dubs’ shirt sponsor. Among the names that have been bandied about are Vodafone (biggest GAA advertiser on […]

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