Green is the new red as far as Munster Rugby’s energy needs are concerned.
Munster Rugby’s home stadiums, Thomond Park and Irish Independent Park, will now be powered by sponsor Pinergy with electricity from fully renewable energy sources. These will include wind, solar and wave power which means the stadiums will be reducing their annual carbon footprint from electricity to zero.
The move is a smart development in the second season of the #WeAre16 activation campaign that has been undertaken across the Province.
It has seen the Fan of the Match competition take place at all Munster home games, with the number 16 match jersey presented to the Fan of the Match by a Munster player at the end of every game.
“Reducing the carbon footprint for the stadia is fantastic and something I’m proud to be associated with,” said Pinergy brand ambassador Conor Murray.
“Pinergy has been a great supporter of Munster Rugby over the past number of years and has spotlighted the energy that Munster fans bring to all of our matches with #WeAre16.”
“We have been a proud supporter of Munster Rugby since 2014 so we are delighted that as their official energy partner we are now able to provide both stadia and our business and residential customers with 100 per cent of their energy from renewable sources,” added CEO Enda Gunnell.
“This has been a key ambition for Pinergy over the past number of years and reaching this milestone makes us the first and only specialist smart energy provider to fully supply all of its electricity to its customers from renewable sources.”
This season the company also teamed up with Munster Rugby to create The Pinergy Power Player which is chosen for every Munster game based on the analytics from that game. This backs up the brand’s sponsorship of the analytics and performance equipment used by Munster Rugby. The award is made at the end of every Munster game and is revealed across social media.
Pinergy is also a proud supporter of the Munster Rugby Supporters Club Choir, the first provincial rugby choir of its kind.
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