10 Nov 2015

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Bank of Ireland and Leinster Rugby are delighted to announce that five companies have been shortlisted for this season's 'Sponsor for a Day' competition.

The competition, which is valued at €50,000, offers SMEs throughout Ireland the opportunity to sponsor the Leinster team for a day, winning the right to have their company logo displayed on the players' jerseys during the European Champions Cup match against Bath on 15th January.

The panel of judges who selected the shortlisted companies include: Declan Galvin, Head of Small Business at Bank of Ireland and Jamie Heaslip from Leinster Rugby.

The five companies shortlisted to sponsor the Leinster Rugby team are:
Pure Bred Gluten Free from Tullamore in Offaly
Adam & Friends from Dundrum in Dublin
Laundrie from Grand Canal Square in Dublin
Acutrace from Clondalkin in Dublin
Mr Jeffares Blackcurrants from Drinagh in Wexford

Commenting on the competition, Declan Galvin, Head of Small Business at Bank of Ireland said: "The calibre of companies that entered the competition was very strong again this year. We received over 1,200 entries which highlights how relevant this competition is for SMEs. The 10 shortlisted companies are examples of the hard working businesses operating throughout Ireland.

"As Ireland's No.1 business bank we are committed to supporting Ireland's SMEs, to help them increase and grow their businesses. 'Sponsor for a Day' is an ideal way to do this as it gives businesses the opportunity to have their company name on the players' jersey and on pitch signage for a match that is broadcast live to international audiences. I wish all the shortlisted companies the very best of luck and I encourage everyone

The competition is now open to a public to vote on www.bankofireland.com/sponsorforaday. Voting will close on Sunday at midnight on 29th November and the winners will be announced on Monday, 1st December.