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Sunday 22 October 2017

IRFU announce AON as the new sponsors of the Irish Women's Team

Ireland women's captain Fiona Coghlan with Director of AON Colum Diamond and IRFU President Pat Fitzgerald.
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland
Ireland women's captain Fiona Coghlan with Director of AON Colum Diamond and IRFU President Pat Fitzgerald. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Ireland Grand Slam winning women's team has a new sponsor in the shape of AON Insurance.

The company, which famously sponsors Manchester United, has signed on to sponsor Phillip Doyle's team on a three-year deal.

The sponsorship, which is the first of its kind for the women's senior team, will see the Aon logo displayed on the jersey for the first time as Ireland take on Scotland in the first game of their RBS 6 Nations defence tomorrow in Ashbourne(kick-off 7.30pm).

Speaking at the launch of the sponsorship, IRFU President Pat Fitzgerald said: "We are delighted to welcome Aon to the Irish rugby family and especially pleased that it is our Women's team that they have decided to put their support behind.

"Women's rugby has grown strongly and the success of our women in the RBS 6 Nations has been fantastic for the sport. Now, with a strong partner like Aon we are confident the growth of our women's game will go from strength to strength."

Richard Endersen, Chief Executive Officer , Aon Ireland, said: "Aon has enjoyed a strong working relationship with the Irish Rugby Football Union for many years. That is why we are delighted and honoured to have been selected as the first-ever sponsors of the Ireland Women's Rugby Team."

Women's Captain Fiona Coghlan, said: "It is fantastic that Aon have given their backing to the women's game as it is a real recognition of the hard work that everyone involved in the game has put in over the year, which ultimately resulted in our 6 Nations win last year.

"As we head into the defence of our RBS 6 Nations championship we are very proud to have such a strong partner on our Irish jersey."

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