Connacht Rugby is delighted to announce that 100% Irish owned fuel company Top Oil has come on board as an official partner as part of a two-year deal.

The new partnership will see the highly recognisable Top Oil logo on the back of the mens’ training and playing jerseys.

As well as supporting the senior squad, Top Oil has pledged its support of the province’s developing talent by coming on board as title sponsor of the Schools Cup competitions in Connacht – the Top Oil Senior Cup, Top Oil Junior Cup, Top Oil Senior Development Cup and Top Oil Junior Development Cup.

Speaking about this new partnership Head of Commercial & Marketing, Connacht Rugby, Alex Saul, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Top Oil into our growing family of partners. As an Irish owned company with deep roots in Connacht, Top Oil understand the Connacht Rugby brand and the level of success we are striving for, both on and off the pitch.

Their investment in our premier schools competition is a huge boost to schools rugby and it’s great to have an indigenous company of this calibre associated with one of the provinces top competitions.”

Top Oil Regional Sales Manager, Connacht, Clíona Ní Mhurchú added:

Top Oil decided to become involved with Connacht Rugby because we believe there is a natural fit of both our ambitious and community focused brands and because we understand how important this team is to literally thousands of our agricultural, fuel card, commercial, motor fuel and home heating oil customers based in Connacht.

“We are very proud and excited to partner with Connacht Rugby and to see our Top Oil logo displayed so prominently on their jersey. We are also thrilled for the team that they have got their season off to such a flying start with wins over both the Dragons and Edinburgh.

“Coming on board as title sponsor of the Top Oil Connacht Schools Cup is a very significant aspect of the partnership for us because schools represent such a vital part of our Top Oil business in Connacht.

“We are really looking forward to working with our colleagues in Connacht Rugby to continually develop the Connacht Schools Cup tournament and help produce plenty more talented professional players of the quality of Robbie Henshaw, Eoin McKeon and Darragh Leader.

Finally, on behalf of everyone at Top Oil can I wish Connacht Rugby the very best of luck for hopefully an extremely successful rugby season. Ádh agus rath ar bhur saothar!”

About Top Oil

Top Oil is a 200 year old, family-owned and professionally managed company employing over 300 people across the island of Ireland, locally. With 44 filling stations in the West of Ireland, Top Oil has an excellent reputation for product quality, environmental safety and exceptional customer service.


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