Private coach and bus operator, Aircoach has signed-up with the Football Association of Ireland to become the Official Transport Provider to Ireland’s senior men and women’s teams.
The announcement came prior to the Ireland versus Bulgaria game on Wednesday evening in the UEFA Nations League game at the Aviva Stadium. Aircoach unveiled its newly branded ‘Team Ireland’ Volvo Plaxton Panther B11 49-seater coach to celebrate the partnership at the FAI’s training base in the National Sports Campus, Abbotstown in Dublin.
Ireland Manager Stephen Kenny was joined by Callum O’Dowda and Sean Maguire at the announcement. Commenting, Stephen said:
“We are delighted to partner with Aircoach as the official transport provider for our senior men and women’s teams and I would like to thank them for their support.”
Dervla McKay, Managing Director of Aircoach (pictured above), said: “We are very proud and honoured to become the official transport provider to Ireland’s senior men and women’s teams and we look forward to a successful partnership. Over the past number of months, sports and football have been a huge escape for people during these difficult times and we too will be waving the Irish flag for our men and women’s teams.”
FAI Commercial & Marketing Director Mark Russell added: “Everyone has an important part to play on our journey and it’s great for the FAI to partner with a company like Aircoach who provide excellent, professional service, ensuring our teams travel in comfort. We are very proud to see the official Team Ireland coach unveiled today and we look forward to a successful relationship ahead. Aircoach will launch exciting offers for Ireland fans in the near future and we are delighted to be working with such a progressive company. It is always important to see new partners join us on our journey and this deal is testament to the progress we have made as an Association in recent months.”
Pictured: Manager Stephen Kenny with Callum O’Dowda, left, and Sean Maguire, right.