celtic league needs new sponsor
THE Celtic League is in search of a new sponsor after Magners confirmed they will end their relationship with the competition at the end of this season.
A number of multi-national companies are said to be considering taking over the sponsorship after the cider company pulled the plug following five seasons sponsoring the league that involves teams from Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Italy.
"Given the brand direction of Magners, the group wants to look at other opportunities and is doing so," a spokesperson for parent group C&C said.
Italian car makers Fiat are believed to be among the companies sizing up the sponsorship of a competition that has flourished after a difficult start that saw it go without a sponsor between 2001 and 2006.