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The Sunday Times And The Times Ireland, Renews Partnership With PRO14 Rugby

PRO14 Rugby and The Sunday Times and The Times, Ireland Edition have renewed their partnership ahead of the first ever Guinness PRO14 Final at Glasgow’s Celtic Park Stadium on May 25, 2019.

The two publications will act as the official media partners for all six games in the Guinness PRO14 Final Series for 2019.

“The exposure that our partnership with The Times, Ireland Edition & The Sunday Times brand produced ahead of last season’s Final in Dublin helped us to set a new attendance record so it’s great that we’re getting a chance to build on that success as we aim for another big crowd at Celtic Park," said Dermot Rigley, commercial director for PRO14 Rugby.

Record Attendance 

Fresh from the success of the 2018 Guinness PRO14 Final in Dublin that saw a new record attendance set for the third year in a row, Glasgow will play host as the Championship decider returns to Scotland for the first time since 2016, the newspaper group outlined in a statement.

The group added, 'After the first Guinness PRO14 season brought about increased attendances and audiences across broadcast and social media, the move to host the Final at Celtic Park will ensure that fans new and old can experience the thrilling play that the Championship decider delivers every season.

“We are particularly delighted to be working as media partners to the Guinness PRO14 Final Series for 2019," said Richard Bogie, managing director with News Ireland, publishers of The Times, Ireland Edition & The Sunday Times.

2019 Championship

The Guinness PRO14 Championship is made up of 14 clubs – four Irish, four Welsh, two Scottish, two Italian and for the first time this season two South African teams. Teams play a total of 21 games in the regular season across two conferences with the six top-ranked teams qualifying for the Guinness PRO14 Final Series.

"We look forward to some top-class games over the coming months.” Bogie concluded. 

© 2019 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition. 

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