The substantial six figure, three-year sponsorship deal was confirmed at a special event hosted by resource™ for the Club at the Clarion Hotel Limerick.
The announcement follows a spectacular 2006/7 season for Garryowen F.C. in which the club won an unprecedented Grand Slam, winning the AIB League and Cup, Munster Senior and Junior Cups.
resource™, which acquired Corporate Cleaning Services (CCS), the previous sponsor of Garryowen F.C. in November 2006, is a multi-disciplinary soft services company providing cleaning and hygiene, security, reception services, car park management and other support services.
Paul Bean, Managing Director of resource™, said, “We are delighted to be the official sponsor of Garryowen F.C. and support the club in its quest to defend its AIB League and Cup titles. Garryowen F.C. is a leading international brand and therefore is a perfect fit for our company.”
Paul wished the Club further success in the coming season and also as Ireland’s representatives in the International Club Rugby Championship Languedoc-Roussillon in the South of France. The tournament which runs from the 4th to the 14th of September 2007 is being held in association with the Rugby World Cup.
John Garrett, President of Garryowen F.C. said: “The sponsorship received by resource™ this coming season will contribute significantly to the Club’s continued success and our commitment to youth development at the club. This will maintain our position at the forefront of Irish Rugby in the years ahead.”
In addition to thanking resource™ for their sponsorship for the coming season, John Fahey, Club Chairman of Garryowen F.C., thanked all the other Club sponsors and advertisers for their continued support. In particular he wished to thank OBI, Whelan Group (Ennis) and Irish Cement for their continued sponsorship of the Club’s Youth Academy which provided ten players for the successful senior team last season and several other Youth Academy members who have graduated into Junior and Full Contracts with Munster Rugby.