SIRO, the broadband wholesaler, has today announced its sponsorship of Trinity Donaghmede FC.
SIRO, which is rolling out a 100% fibre broadband network across Ireland, including in North Dublin, will specifically support the clubs under 9 team for the new season ahead.
Trinity Donaghmede FC was formed in 1976 and is now based in Father Collins Park in Donaghmede. The club has expanded a lot over the last 40 plus years, particularly as new housing within the area has grown too over the period. Today, the club boasts 14 dressing rooms and 4 grass pitches. The teams and ages at the club range from 4-year-olds at the academy, up to the senior team and over 35s.
The club is now a central part of the local area and supported hugely within the local community. The club’s academy is the starting point for kids kicking off their soccer journey with the club, with up to 80 kids involved in its’ activities each week.
SIRO is a joint venture company between ESB and Vodafone, founded in 2015. SIRO’s state-of-the-art fibre broadband network is built on the ESB electricity infrastructure, trusted for its reliability and resilience. Overall, the company is investing more than €1 billion in delivering high speed, future proofed broadband across Ireland to 154 cities and towns.
The company already has a significant presence in North Dublin where it is available to 50,000 premises including in Donaghmede, with a further 10,000 in Fingal currently under construction.
The sponsorship is part of SIRO’s wider community activities which is focused on giving back and supporting the areas in which it is rolling out its’ full fibre network.
SIRO’s Head of Marketing, Marianne Murphy, stated:
“Since our fibre network rollout commenced in 2016, SIRO has placed a strong emphasis on supporting the communities which we are rolling out our network to. By working with voluntary groups such as Open Doors or Junior Achievement Ireland, we focus particularly on supporting young people. Our sponsorship of Trinty Donaghmede FC continues this work – so we are delighted to be sponsoring the Club’s next generation of players.”
Commenting on the sponsorship, coach of the Trinity Donaghmede under 9s football team, Justin McCarthy noted:
“This sponsorship means a lot to our team, and to the football club. Being provided with new, high-quality SIRO branded training gear as part of the sponsorship package provides a huge benefit to us as trying to afford the gear ourselves can be expensive. The team are looking forward to wearing their SIRO jerseys for the new season ahead.
“We are pleased to have SIRO onboard as a club sponsor, as we recognise the valuable wider contribution, they are making to our community by bringing high quality connectivity to homes and businesses in Donaghmede”.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Michael Keegan, who helps run the academy at Trinity Donaghmede FC notes:
“Before Covid hit we had 17 teams within the club. Since then, this has grown by a further 7 teams to 24 today. Ideally every team needs a sponsor. What this sponsorship does is give an incredible boost for the club – kids, managers / parents, which can’t be underestimated.
“It is a huge boost for all involved. Without a sponsor’s kind generosity, the club wouldn’t exist”
“Most of all, the kids’ faces and their excitement when they receive the new gear is priceless! It’s all voluntary, so getting yearly sponsorships is massive for our club. It makes it all worthwhile.”