The Irish Hockey League has been bolstered on the eve of the new season after EY Ireland continued its official sponsorship for three years.
The EY Irish Hockey League (EYHL), with 10 men and women’s teams, is scheduled to take to the pitch for the first round of the Men’s and Women’s EYHL this weekend.
The top six in each competition advance to the EY Champions Trophy where the ultimate champion for the season is determined at an end of season festival, showcasing the men’s and women’s grand finals on an equal basis.
EY Ireland has been the primary sponsor of the Irish Hockey League since 2016 with the formation of the EY Hockey League and its subsequent expansion to feature a second tier in 2019
Frank O’Keeffe, Managing Partner for EY Ireland: “Hockey embodies strong team building and a great commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equality, values that are integral to EY.
“This partnership highlights our commitment to building the highest performing diverse teams and to celebrating the amazing men and women who participate in this incredible sport at a national level. We look forward to the continued success of all of the teams in the league over the coming three years as we have proudly done since 2016.”
Ronan Murphy, CEO of Hockey League Ireland, said the ssupport over the past seven years had been game-changing for clubs in Ireland.
He said: “EY Ireland’s sponsorship is invaluable to raising the game, assisting with the organisation and promotion of the EY Hockey League, its high quality of matches, and ensuring clubs across the island are able to compete at the highest levels.
“It is no coincidence that our international teams have enjoyed an almost unprecedented run of success in the last decade, with Olympic and World Cup qualification for both genders. We are really looking forward to some top-class matches taking place over the coming season as we embark upon what promises to be a highly competitive 2022/23 season.”
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