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'Sponsor for a Day' competition returns for crucial tie with Bath

Published 25/09/2015 | 02:30

Jamie Heaslip (centre) from Leinster Rugby is one of the judges on the panel
Jamie Heaslip (centre) from Leinster Rugby is one of the judges on the panel

Bank of Ireland has launched its 'Sponsor for a Day' rugby competition for 2015. The competition provides a business with the chance to sponsor Leinster Rugby for a day at the European Rugby Champions Cup match against Bath in the RDS in January.

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This is the third year that the Bank has held its 'Sponsor for a Day' rugby competition which has given two lucky winners from very different businesses the opportunity to sponsor Leinster Rugby. A similar initiative was also run in conjunction with Munster Rugby.

Last year's winners were Big Red Cloud, while Gahan Meats adorned the Leinster Rugby jersey the year before.

The unique prize opens up a national sponsorship opportunity to SMEs - something that would normally be beyond their reach. Bank of Ireland has also partnered with the 'Ray D'Arcy Show' on RTé for 'Sponsor for a Day 2015' which will provide the companies that enter the competition brand exposure on a prime time national radio show.

This gives the winning company the opportunity for wide brand exposure and allows the business to be associated with the Leinster Rugby brand.

The prize also includes the winner's company logo on the front of the jerseys; pitch signage; corporate hospitality for ten guests; match programme advert; photographs with the team; promotion for your business from Bank of Ireland and Leinster Rugby through press and media for all shortlisted companies and winners.

Companies can enter the competition at www.bankofireland.com/sponsorforaday until the closing date of October 28.

A shortlist of five companies to sponsor Leinster will be announced by the end of November 3, at which point the competition will be opened to a public vote on www.bankofireland.com/sponsorforaday.

Campaign

The voting will close on November 24 and the winners of both the Munster and Leinster prizes will be announced on November 26.

Participants and voters can also follow the campaign on Twitter by using the hashtag #sponsorforaday.

The panel of judges includes Declan Galvin, Head of Small Business at Bank of Ireland, Jamie Heaslip from Leinster Rugby, Peter O'Mahony from Munster Rugby and Ray D'Arcy from RTÉ.

The competition is open to any SME. Entry is easy and only takes five minutes. For more information, check out www.bankofireland.com/sponsorforaday

Irish Independent

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