Umbro Extend Deal with St Pat’s

The new deal will run until December 2013 and will see all St. Pat’s teams, from the senior team right down to the schoolboy level, bearing the famous double diamond.

When asked about the deal, Anthony Delaney of the Inchicore club said: “The extension of the kit sponsorship agreement is something that we are very happy with.”

“Umbro are the leading brand in football, we value their continued support and are delighted to continue working with them.”

Delaney emphasised the importance of providing new products and a wider range of memorabilia to the club’s loyal fan base.

“The new deal will ensure that our magnificent supporters will have a wider range of product available than ever before and there will also be a fantastic new facility to buy the ranges (of products) from.”

Also speaking at the event was John Courtenay of Umbro who emphasised the importance of continuing the company’s close relationship with the club.

“We at Umbro Ireland are dedicated to supporting football in this country and extending the deal with St. Pats is a real honour for us.”

“Umbro work with more teams in the League of Ireland than any other brand and we also sponsor the referees and supply the official football for all League and Cup competitions. “

St. Pats have a long standing relationship with Umbro and hope the deal will bring more attention to the new club store which will generate more revenue for the club.

Referring to the new shop, Courtenay said; “The new deal will see Umbro work closer than ever before with the club as we will be taking an active interest in the new Club Shop which will be operated by Paul O’Brien.”

“Umbro will make more products available and are committed to helping stock the store with the latest Umbro product.”

Courtenay echoed the sentiments of Delaney when underlining the important role that the fans will play in the development between the club and manufacturer.

“We are looking forward to hearing the fans comments on both the new Club Shop which is something to be proud of and the new Umbro range which will be “football wardrobe”.

The announcement is a relief for the Eircom League as a whole with so much negative press and uncertainty surrounding the future of many teams.

The deal for St. Pats comes during a time of uncertainty in the League following Cork City being denied a licence for the Premier Division.

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