Westport United’s Dave Hoban has been selected as part of Ireland manager Gerry Smith’s panel for the Quadrangular Umbro trophy in Limerick next week. The four team trophy will be contested by the Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Northen Ireland, and the Isle of Man from October 3 to October 5. Hoban is one of only two Connacht players to make the 20 man squad for the competition. The Republic of Ireland will kick off the competition on Thursday October 3 against Scotland at 3pm at Pike Rovers, before taking on the Isle of Man on Friday in Janesboro at 1pm and wrapping it up against Northen Ireland on the Saturday at 3pm at the Fairgreen ground in Limerick.
Tim Hastings dealership wins Carzone.ie sponsorship for Westport United
Leading Mayo Volkswagen dealership, Tim Hastings Ltd, has won the Carzone.ie sponsorship for its chosen local sports team, Westport United u16 boys. The lucky soccer team has received the sponsored kit, which consists of a set of branded soccer jerseys, a pair of shorts, socks, and a match bag for each member of the team, as well as match balls, training balls, water bottle sets, first aid kit, sports marker set, and training bibs. Michael O’Brien, manager of the Westport United u16 team said: “We are delighted to win the Carzone.ie sponsorship and would like to thank the team at Tim Hastings Motors for nominating us in the first place. We look forward to testing out the new kit at training this week.” Tim Hastings, said that “community is extremely important in these times and we are delighted to have won this sponsorship for our local team. We wish Westport United the very best of luck for the season ahead.”