Setanta Sports renews support for Irish soccer cup
The competition pits four sides from Northern Ireland’s Danske Bank League against four of their counterparts from Ireland’s Airtricity League. Setanta has sponsored the cup ever since its 2005 inception. The new agreement will also see them continue as its broadcast partner.
Milo Corcoran, the chairman of the Setanta Sports Cup Tournament Committee, commented: "The competition has grown in stature since it began in 2005 and clubs north and south are looking forward to the ninth version starting in February."
Setanta Sports’ marketing operations director Brian Quinn added: "In summer we announced a deal to bring the BT Sport and ESPN channels into our Setanta Sports pack in the south and this has given us a platform to be able to return as the sponsor and broadcaster and to continue to invest in Irish football."
Current champions Shamrock Rovers will return in 2014 alongside St Patrick's Athletic, Dundalk, and Sligo Rovers from the League of Ireland and Crusaders, Glentoran, Ballinamallard United and Coleraine of the Irish League.
The tournament winner will take home a UK£25,000 prize.
The latest commerical details, groundbreaking interviews and industry analysis, free, straight to your inbox.
Sign up today to receive the newsletter.
With the increasing value being attributed to young players, this report provides insight into the hottest prospects on the market.
Soccerex Football Finance 100 is an exclusive annual report that compiles a ranking of the world’s most financially powerful clubs.
Follow us on twitter to receive our latest market insight, industry interviews and news about our upcoming events.