Crowe Horwath announce the €75,000 three- year sponsorship of UCD Rugby Men’s and Women’s Rugby Teams.

Crowe Horwath marks firm’s 75th anniversary with €75,000 three-year sponsorship of UCD Rugby Men’s and Women’s Rugby Teams 

UCD Rugby stars Josh van der Flier, Garry Ringrose and Luke McGrath line-out for new sponsorship deal

Thursday, 27th October 2016: Crowe Horwath and UCD Rugby today announced a new partnership that will see the accounting and advisory firm, which has been a sponsor of UCD RFC for the last three years, extend its support of the club by becoming its title sponsor for a further three year period.  As part of a number of initiatives celebrating their 75th anniversary, Crowe Horwath has committed to invest €75,000 over the next three seasons at UCD RFC, making it the most significant sponsorship deal for the Belfield-based club’s men’s and women’s rugby teams.

The sponsorship deal is part of Crowe Horwath’s ongoing commitment to harness the best young talent in the country both on and off the field through their graduate and sponsorship initiatives.  

UCD Rugby was established in 1910 and has become one of the best known and successful rugby clubs in the country.  In over 100 years the club has success at every level of Irish club rugby and is currently competing in the national club competition’s top tier league, the AIL Division 1A. 

For over a century UCD RFC has nurtured the development of some of the best known and most decorated Irish rugby players with a total of 79 current and former players donning the green jersey a total of 252 times while at UCD RFC. From the heroes of amateur era in the guise of Irish internationals and British and Irish Lions Ray McLoughlin, Tom Grace and Fergus Slattery to more recent legends such as Brian O’Driscoll, Rob Kearney and Sean O’Brien, the club has continued to foster the development of Ireland’s greatest rugby talent. This track record of cultivating Ireland’s best rugby players continues to the current day with Leinster stars, who are attached to the Belfield club, such as Josh van der Flier, Luke McGrath and Garry Ringrose showing the promise of past UCD legends as they are on the cusp of breaking into the Irish set-up.

Committing on the three-year €75,000 sponsorship of UCD Rugby, Naoise Cosgrove, Managing Partner at Crowe Horwath said: “As one of Ireland’s leading accounting and business advisory practices we recognise the of importance of obtaining top talent and providing the training and development to ensure people achieve their full potential. Extending our sponsorship with UCD Rugby is an ideal partnership given our respective focus on developing talent, harnessing the efforts of individual team members to maximise team performance and ultimately generating results. Just as UCD Rugby is known for cultivating talent so too is Crowe Horwath which prides itself on supporting the development of the best talent across our practice, whether it be at graduate level or among our more experienced staff.”

Commenting on the announcement UCD Rugby President, Paul Keenan said: “We are delighted to be involved with Crowe Horwath and we look forward to working with them over the next three years. The sponsorship will ensure that we are continuing to invest in our young talent while competing at the highest level in this country.”

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