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Intersport Elverys announced as Official Sports Retailer to the IRFU and sponsor of the Ireland 7s

Thursday, 26th October, 2017 10:08am
Intersport Elverys announced as Official Sports Retailer to the IRFU and sponsor of the Ireland 7s

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Intersport Elverys announced as Official Sports Retailer to the IRFU and sponsor of the Ireland 7s

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The Irish Rugby Football Union and Intersport Elverys have announced a new partnership that will see the nationwide chain of sports stores become the 'Official Sports Retailer to the IRFU' for the next three years.
 
Intersport Elverys have also been announced as "Official Sponsor to the Ireland 7s Teams". Today, at Intersport Elverys new state-of-the-art store on Henry Street, Dublin, the first ever jersey that has been designed in conjunction with Canterbury of New Zealand specifically for the Ireland 7s teams, has been revealed.
 
The new jersey will be worn by the Ireland Men's and Women's 7s teams in what is set to be a very big season for both sides.
 
The Ireland Men's 7s will seek to qualify for the World Rugby World Sevens Series at the Global Repechage Tournament in Hong Kong on the 7th and 8th of April, while the Ireland Women's 7s side will compete on the Women's World Series for the third consecutive season.
 
Both sides will finish their season at the Sevens Rugby World Cup, which will take place in San Francisco from the 20th- 22nd of July.
 
Commenting on the partnership, Philip Orr, President of the IRFU said; "The IRFU warmly welcome Intersport Elverys as a new sponsor and are delighted they are sponsoring the Ireland 7s International Teams. The Men's and Women's 7s teams have a big season ahead, culminating in both teams competing in the Sevens Rugby World Cup in July.

Intersport Elverys have a great rugby tradition, sponsoring Connacht Rugby and being the official retail partner to the IRFU for a number of years. We are looking forward to working together and are excited by the opportunities ahead.”
 
Commenting on the announcement, Patrick Rowland, CEO, Intersport Elverys said; "Our sponsorship with the Ireland 7s teams was a huge opportunity for us to get involved in rugby at another level and create a strong partnership with the national organisation. We have been involved with Connacht Rugby for a number of years so it seemed fitting that we get involved with our national sevens teams especially since Men's and Women's 7s rugby continues to grow at an enormous rate both internationally and nationally.

Both teams made history this summer by making it to next summer's Sevens Rugby World Cup so it's clear the game is on the rise in Ireland. This will be an amazing sporting occasion and will be great for us to be on board as a proud sponsor”

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