All ten of the SSE Airtricity Premier League Clubs have secured front of shirt sponsorship deals for the 2019 season.
Two of the ten carry gambling websites, as opposed to eight of the twenty in the English Premier League while the rest are spread across construction, packaging, finance, food, leisurewear and the motor sector.
Mr Green is an online sportsbook and casino and a long term partner of Bohs. They also have commercial partnerships with Des Kelly Carpets, Westbrook Motors and Hummell.
University College Cork are on the shirts again this year and Cork City has one of the strongest portfolios of partners in the League. Adidas, the Mardyke Arena and Clonakilty Sausages are the other Premier Partners for 2019, whiule there are 21 listed club partners ranging from RedFM and Cork Airport to Carlsberg, Sport Pesa and the Bon Secours Hospital.
Diamond, a manufacturer of corrugated packaging are the main sponsor for this year with GMCK Engineers, City Cabs and Mintbet on other parts of the kit.
Adidas are the official kit supplier
Last December Fyffes announced that they were ending a seven-year association with Dundalk. Then in January, they announced that they were extending the term until 2020. They will also be extending a number of community and charitable initiatives.
Almost local sports tech company StatSports are also on board as well as SBOBet and Dundalk Institute of Technology. CX+ Sport and Dundalk Credit Union are among their other commercial partners.
Finn Harps welcomed Engineering and Telecommunications specialists KN Group on board as sponsors in late 2017 and promptly went on to win promotion in the first year of the deal.
Rovers deal with Pepper Money is one of the biggest in the League with a reported value of €400,000.
They also have partnerships in place with Hyundai, the Beacon Hospital and Finetune, a wellbeing company based at Tallaght Stadium.
The Bit ‘o Red have worn Connolly Motors Volkswagen logo on their shirt fronts for seven seasons, and they are back for more in 2019.
Sport for Business members Top Oil are among the other club partners as well as Clayton Hotels, Off The Ball and kit manufacturer Joma.
St Patrick’s Athletic
McCarthy Insurence Group under the MIG brand is on the shirts at Richmond Park this season. Umbro is the kit partners and they also have deals with the Green Isle Hotel, Sportsfile Photographers and Bill Griffin Motors.
O’Neills are long term supporters of the UCD teams and will be on the shirt front for their return to the top flight. The club is run very much as a University team, built on scholarship players. AIB back the UCD Superleague which is a major network of student teams in action each week.
Spin online casino is the new shirt-front sponsor for 2019, attracted by the prospect of European football returning to the South East.
Its logo adorns the new Umbro kit
Sport for Business will be dropping in on a number of the SSE Airtricity League clubs throughout the season, highlighting the challenges and opportunities faced by the clubs off the field as well as on.
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