Boylesports Agrees to Sponsor Irish Greyhound Derby

May 7, 2014

Irish bookmaker Boylesports has agreed a deal to become a sponsor of the Irish Greyhound Derby through to 2016.

Boylesports struck the initial three-year deal with the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) governing body.

Under the agreement, physician Boylesports will also serve as the official betting partner of the IGB.

In addition, here the bookmaker will continue its support of next month’s Race of Champions at Kingdom Stadium, view Tralee.

The IGB deal comes shortly after Boylesports served as the title sponsor of the 2014 Irish Grand National horseracing event.

Commenting on the deal Boylesports owner John Boyle said: “We are absolutely thrilled to announce the sponsoring of the Irish Greyhound Derby for an initial 3 years. Every year we examine ways of increasing our sponsorship portfolio and when the IGB kindly approached us we had little hesitation in reaching an agreement. This is a further reflection of our desire to support major sports in Ireland and together with our two recent flagship horse racing sponsorships means that we are reinvesting more money into Irish sports than ever before”

He continued: “By becoming the official betting partner of the IGB, it means that we will be extending our product offering and enhancing the service to our customers. We have already invested in key staff appointments in order to fulfil this commitment. I have always had a particular passion for this sport and I will be hoping that recent Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Limerick winner, Boylesports Hero, can progress throughout the heats of the tournament. These are exciting times for Ireland’s Greyhound industry and Boylesports are delighted to be at the forefront of a sport that remains ever popular throughout the country.”