Today the IRFU has confirmed that it has signed a deal with the electricity and gas supply company Energia, to become the title sponsors of both the Men’s and Women’s All-Ireland Leagues.
The announcement comes as a major boost to the League after Ulster Bank ended its nine-year association with the AIL last Summer, which left both competitions without one for the 2018/19 season.
Energia has signed today’s deal which will see them sponsor both the Men’s and Women’s Leagues for the next five years. While the partnership will also include title sponsorships of the Club International Competition, Bateman Cup and All-Ireland Junior Cup.
“We are delighted to welcome Energia on board as the title sponsors of our premier club competitions and official energy partner,” IRFU president Ian McIlrath commented.
“Energia are a dynamic company with a lot to offer to Irish Rugby and we look forward to working with them over the years to come in what is a very exciting addition to our club game.”
Through the sponsorship of the club game, Energia — who have supported Leinster for a number of years, before acquiring the stadium naming rights for Donnybrook last year — continue their investment in Irish rugby.
“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the IRFU as official energy partner of Irish Rugby and title sponsor of the All-Ireland League,” the company’s managing director, Gary Ryan, added.
“It is a very exciting time to be involved with Irish Rugby as they prepare to take on the world in Japan this autumn and we’re delighted to sponsor Irish Rugby from grassroots to the national team. We have an exciting journey ahead of us and we look forward to working closely with Irish Rugby to deliver future success.”