Dublin, 26 September 2022: EY Ireland has announced it will sponsor UCD Rugby Club for the next five years. The club includes both the men’s and women’s rugby teams.
UCD Rugby Club has over 260 active players and currently runs eight different teams. Those include 1st, 2nd, Junior and Under-20 teams, as well as a number of women’s rugby team. The club competes in many leagues, including the IRFU All-Ireland League and the Leinster Metro League, and cup competitions.
The sponsorship also includes the male and female UCD Tag Rugby teams. UCD Tag Rugby has grown in popularity in recent years and is a great way for many students to participate in the sport of rugby.
Rob Henson, EY Ireland Tax Partner, commented: “EY Ireland is proud to sponsor UCD Rugby Club, a great club that provides young players at all levels and abilities with the opportunity to improve their fitness, speed, strength and skills, whilst promoting the values of teamwork, integrity and respect. Sponsoring grassroots organisations like this is a great way for us in EY Ireland to support incredible future talent and leaders, something we are passionate about. Supporting diverse, high performing teams to flourish is core to how we operate in EY. I look forward to seeing our partnership with UCD Rugby go from strength to strength in the years ahead.”
Tom Kavanagh, Chairman of UCD Rugby Club, said: “We are delighted to welcome EY on board as our lead sponsor. It is no coincidence that our ethos and ambitions are closely aligned. This new partnership will act as a catalyst enabling UCD Rugby to confidently take the next step in the development of the Club and of all its players.
First and foremost, this is a Club which facilitates active participation for male and female students and graduates at all levels of rugby experience from elite to tag. It is also a long-standing springboard for talented athletes to hone their potential and realise their dreams of playing professional sport. It facilitates all players with talented coaching and expert support to deliver an enjoyable competitive experience and for many, to make life-long friends.
In professional services, EY is a leading enabler of people and enterprises to realise their potential. Through their 3,200 colleagues in Ireland, including many who have graduated from UCD, EY creates a strongly supportive environment for clients and delivers expertise across key disciplines to hundreds of Irish organisations. It also acts as a springboard for businesses which demonstrate high potential as evidenced by the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme.
We look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership with EY in the years ahead.”
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About UCD Rugby Club
The UCD Rugby Club was founded in 1911 and is home to both the men’s and women’s teams. The club has enormous history in International and domestic rugby, and currently runs eight teams, which consist of: the Men’s 1st XV team, the Women’s 1st XV team, the Women’s 2nd XV team, three Men’s Junior teams and two Men’s Under-20s teams. The club also houses Tag rugby mixed male and female teams. The club competes in national leagues, Colleges leagues and cup competitions. For more information, visit: www.ucdrugby.com.