Connacht Rugby and Irish Citylink have extended their partnership for another two years, including a newly-branded team coach.
One of Ireland’s leading private coach operators, Citylink has been Connacht Rugby's official coach supplier since 2017, and the Connacht Rugby livery on its bus has become a familiar sight as it transportsthe team to its various matches and airports.
Connacht Rugby is one of Irish Citylink’s longest-running sponsorships, which also includes the the women's teams for the 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 seasons.
Ciara Rosney, Irish Citylink’s head of marketing and public relations says the sponsorship encompasses the "aligned values of Irish Citylink and Connacht Rugby - two brands who are at the heart of communities in Connacht.
"Our shared values and commitment to the communities in which we serve is at the heart of what we do, and we look forward to continuing this partnership over the next two years."
The newly branded team coach showcases both brands, incorporateing elements of both the Connacht Rugby and Irish Citylink brands, using the colours of Connacht Rugby along with the distinctive paint strokes design on the Citylink coaches.
Philip Patterson, head of commercial and marketing at Connacht Rugby says Irish CityLink has been a proud partner for many years.
"We’re extremely pleased to be continuing our relationship. Irish Citylink play a vital role for our professional and women’s teams and the newly branded team coach will showcase our partnership all over the country. .
Irish Citylink has a strong presence in the local sports community, and says it will continuing this partnership and supporting sports organisations in Galway.