Ireland rugby captain Rory Best has signed up as a new brand ambassador for Flogas, the all-Ireland energy company.
The partnership was announced last week at a ‘Rugby World Cup Warm-Up’ media morning hosted by Flogas at Carton House, Maynooth.
It marks the beginning of a two-year partnership between Flogas and Rory, who will be supporting the upcoming Flogas Home Heating Campaign for 2019-20.
Best has announced his retirement from rugby following the Rugby World Cup and has already played his last game for Ulster. As one of the cleanest living and most genuinely decent characters in Irish sport though he will still have plenty to offer after he has played his last game.
“Rory is a fantastic sporting ambassador, and we’re delighted to have him on the Flogas Ambassador team,” said Glogas Managing Director John Rooney.
“We’re looking forward to working with Rory over the next two years.”
“Success at the Rugby World Cup would surely cap off a wonderful year of Irish individual and team sporting achievements. We wish him and the rest of the team the very best of luck in Japan.”
“Pre-season training has gone really well, so as a group we are happy with how we feel mentally and physically,” added Best.
“We will continue to work hard during the warm-up games and prepare fully, to give ourselves the best chance possible in the tournament.”
As part of the new partnership Best recently converted his home in rural County Down from oil to Flogas LPG and he said, “I’m very pleased to represent Flogas as a brand ambassador, as it’s a well-established company that I’ve been very familiar with for years. I’m happy to have made the switch to Flogas LPG in my own home. “
Established in 1977, Flogas employs 200 people at its Drogheda, Belfast, and Cork offices. It also operates three large sea terminals at those locations as well as a land-based terminal in Mayo. The energy company is one of the leading suppliers of LPG, natural gas and electricity in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
It is also an active sporting sponsor with partnerships across Paralympic sport, Cricket, and Golf.
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