Sponsorship

Irish Provincial Rugby

Bank of Ireland is committed to delivering the best for our customers and shareholders. Sponsorship for Bank of Ireland is about building relationships by connecting in a meaningful way with consumers, building brand awareness and extending our business reach.

We are proud to be Official Sponsor of Leinster and Ulster Rugby and Official Bank to Munster Rugby. The sponsorships play a key role in enabling Bank of Ireland to support sport throughout Ireland.

Bank of Ireland and Leinster Rugby

Bank of Ireland is main sponsor for Ireland’s most successful provincial rugby team and has proudly supported the team during 3 successful European Cup campaigns, two league wins and a European Challenge Cup win . Leinster’s large support base, digital presence, and well established matchday offer valuable engagement opportunities for the Bank with current and potential customers.

www.leinsterrugby.ie

Bank of Ireland and Ulster Rugby

Bank of Ireland is committed to delivering the best for our customers and shareholders. Sponsorship for Bank of Ireland is about building relationships by connecting in a meaningful way with consumers, building brand awareness and extending our business reach.

We are proud to be Official Sponsor of Leinster, Munster and Ulster Rugby and Official Bank to Munster Rugby. The sponsorships play a key role in enabling Bank of Ireland to support sport throughout Ireland.

Each province has its own unique identity as well as a large and passionate support base and Bank of Ireland is proud to sponsor each team.

Ulster Rugby

Bank of Ireland became the Official Sponsor of Ulster Rugby in 1997, and for over a decade the bank has built a strong relationship with Ulster Rugby management, marketing professionals, administration and the team itself.

It is an exciting time for Ulster Rugby with huge strides both on and off the pitch, with the re-development of Ravenhill, strong performances on the pitch, and unprecedented work at the grassroots level.

Bank of Ireland and Munster Rugby

Bank of Ireland is Main Sponsor of Munster Rugby until at least 2015.

The Bank has a long association with the province which dates back over 15 years and Munster Rugby offers a powerful platform with which to engage across the region, where the Bank has over 70 branches and 1,000 staff.

www.munsterrugby.ie


DCU GAA Academy

Gabriel Bannigan, Director Retail Strategy & Marketing, Bank of Ireland (second row) pictured with GAA Academy members (past & present) at the Bank of Ireland Head Office.

Bank of Ireland announces official sponsorship of the DCU GAA Academy

Bank of Ireland recently announced that it has signed an agreement to become the new official sponsor of the DCU GAA Academy. The five-year deal commences immediately and will see the Bank of Ireland brand arrive on players and grounds in the coming weeks.

The DCU GAA Academy was established in 2006 to provide elite level Gaelic footballers and hurlers with the opportunity to develop their sporting and academic careers in a supportive environment. DCU recognises that University sport forms an integral part of the social and educational lives of the campus community and the programmes ensure that the athletes are in a position to achieve sporting success both during and after their time at the college.

Making the announcement, Gabriel Bannigan, Director, Retail Strategy & Marketing at Bank of Ireland and former Monaghan county player, said: “Bank of Ireland has an impressive record of supporting GAA at Championship level for several decades and this new sponsorship gives us a unique opportunity to invest in the development of the next generation of talented players that will keep this wonderful game of ours centre stage. As the leading bank for students in Ireland this sponsorship is an excellent fit for both parties. We look forward to a terrific association with DCU who are at the forefront in developing Ireland’s leading centre of sporting excellence”.

Commenting on the announcement Declan Brennan, Director of the DCU GAA Academy, said:

“DCU currently has 79 GAA players from 22 Counties in its Sports Academy. We are delighted that Bank of Ireland has joined us as sponsors. Our ambition is to see all our footballers and hurlers graduate with a quality education in their chosen field and to provide them with the facilities, scientific and medical support to help them to fulfil their potential as players. Bank of Ireland’s support will allow us to continue to educate, nurture and develop some of the country’s most exciting young footballers.”