15 April 2016
Bank of Ireland today announces its Sponsor for a Day golf competition 2016 which provides one lucky golf club in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland with the chance to have its branding displayed on Shane Lowry’s golfing attire as he competes at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open tournament on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th May.
The 2016 edition of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open will take place at the K Club from 19th to 22nd May, and will be hosted by Rory McIlroy’s charitable foundation for a second year. In excess of 100,000 people are expected to attend the Kildare venue over the course of the four day tournament, with TV coverage being shared between Sky and RTE television.
The competition launches as Bank of Ireland announce a three-year sponsorship deal with the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by The Rory Foundation. The three-year deal will see Bank of Ireland become one of the Official Sponsors of the tournament.
Commenting on the announcement, Ian Sheppard, Regional Director of Business & Corporate Banking Northern Ireland, Bank of Ireland UK, said: “We are delighted to be strengthening our commitment to such a prestigious sport with the announcement of a three-year sponsorship of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Northern Ireland has produced some of golf’s top sporting players so we are extremely proud to be associated with an event that has become one of the most popular tournaments on the European Tour.
“We’re especially pleased to launch our Sponsor for a Day golf competition and offer one lucky golf club the chance to have its branding displayed on Shane Lowry’s golfing attire. This is a great opportunity for local golf clubs to support the tournament, and entering the competition has been made easy with a short and simple online form.”
The Sponsor for a Day competition will close on Friday 22 April 2016. To be in with the chance of becoming the named sponsor on Shane Lowry’s golfing attire, visit www.bankofireland.com/sponsorforaday. A shortlist will then go to a public vote via Shane Lowry’s Twitter account from 3rd to 6th May 2016, before the final winner is revealed.