The IRFU are delighted to announce Blackrock PM as associate sponsors of the Ireland Men’s Sevens squad.
Ireland lead the race to secure one of the two European qualification places available for the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament as they head into the final round of the Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series in Exeter this weekend.
The top two nations will qualify for the RWC Sevens and Ireland, on 56 points, lead Russia (54 points) and Spain (52 points). Anthony Eddy’s side are also in the hunt for qualification to the World Rugby HSBC World Sevens Series, having sealed a place at the World Series Repechage tournament in Hong Kong next April.
Blackrock PM are a leading construction consultancy who specialise in forensic investigations and litigation support services. Blackrock PM experts have advised on some of the highest profile projects in the world, as well as major infrastructure projects in Ireland such as the Dublin Port Tunnel and the M50 Motorway.
They have offices in London and Dubai and their expert teams are engaged in delivering quality advice and leadership across the globe.
The Blackrock PM logo will feature on the Ireland Men’s Sevens players’ shorts, starting at the Grand Prix Series tournament in Exeter this Saturday and Sunday.
Speaking about the sponsorship, David Barry, Director, Blackrock PM, said: “We are a global company and Sevens is a sport that is growing globally. Ireland may be relatively new to the circuit but the Men’s Sevens team have impressed with their development and their success to date.
“We hope that our sponsorship will help them to continue that excellent work as they aim for the Sevens World Cup and the World Series. We want to be on that journey with them.”
Commenting on the announcement, Padraig Power, IRFU Director of Commercial & Marketing, added: “We are delighted to welcome Blackrock PM to the sponsor family. Like us they see the potential in the growth and development of the Sevens team as they work towards their qualification goals.
“Sevens is a growing market for Irish Rugby, adding Blackrock PM to the men’s kit is another exciting milestone for Sevens in Ireland.”