The closing date is looming for companies throughout Clare to enter Bank of Ireland’s ‘Sponsor for a Day’ rugby competition for 2015. Last year’s Munster winner was from Cork but there’s been a strong response from Clare organisations in 2015 and it is still all to play for…
The competition provides two businesses with the chance to sponsor the Munster and Leinster Rugby teams for a day at a European Rugby Champions Cup match. The unique prize opens up a national sponsorship opportunity to SMEs – something that would normally be beyond their reach. The prize valued at €50,000, includes the winners’ company logo on the front of the players jerseys’; pitch signage; corporate hospitality for ten guests; a match programme advert; photographs with the team; and promotion from Bank of Ireland, Munster and Leinster Rugby through press and media for all shortlisted companies and winners. Additionally, the ten companies that are shortlisted – five from Munster and five from Leinster and the two overall winners of the competition will be announced by media partner, the Ray D’Arcy Show on RTE. This gives all the companies involved the opportunity for wide brand exposure and allows the companies to be associated with the famous brands of each team.
The selected games will take place on the third weekend in January 2016 when Leinster take on Bath at the RDS and when Munster will face Stade Francais in Thomond Park. Both games will be broadcast live on television across the world.
Companies can enter by visiting www.bankofireland.com/sponsorforaday until the closing date of Wednesday, 28 October 2015. They will be asked to answer a simple question: ‘Name one rugby province that Bank of Ireland sponsor?’ and a tiebreaker: ‘Tell us why your business should be on the front of the Leinster/Munster jersey?’ (in less than 200 words). The panel of judges include: Declan Galvin, Head of Small Business at Bank of Ireland, Jamie Heaslip from Leinster Rugby, Peter O’Mahony from Munster Rugby and Ray D’Arcy from RTE.
A shortlist of five companies to sponsor Munster and five companies to sponsor Leinster will be announced on Tuesday, 3 November 2015, at which point the competition will be open to a public vote on www.bankofireland.com/sponsorforaday. Voting will close on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 and the winners of both the Munster and Leinster prizes will be announced on Thursday, 26 November 2015. Participants and voters can also follow the campaign on Twitter and Facebook with the following hashtag #sponsorforaday.
Pippa Halley, group Communications, 076 6234777 / 087 0576844
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