Irish Umpires get new sponsor for EYHL finals

The umpires at this weekend’s EY Hockey League finals have received a boost ahead of the event at Banbridge thanks to the support of Teamwear Ireland.

Chairman of the Irish Hockey Umpires Association, Warren McCully said of the new link-up: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured a deal with Teamwear Ireland for this weekend’s EY Irish Hockey League Finals, in what has been an incredibly successful inaugural year for the competition.

IUHA President Warren McCully. Pic: Adrian Boehm

IUHA President Warren McCully. Pic: Adrian Boehm

“This weekend is bound to be filled with high expectation, skill, tension and excitement, and our umpires will have a very important role to play. The Nike clothing provided by Teamwear Ireland presents us with an excellent opportunity to promote umpiring on the highest stage in Ireland and show that umpiring can be an attractive way to become involved in this great sport.”

Teamwear Ireland, Business Development Manager, Nicola Branagh added: “We are thrilled to support the Irish Hockey Umpires Association by supplying their Nike garments for the EY Irish Hockey League Finals.

“We currently have a number of long-term supply contracts in place with hockey clubs across Ireland for their clothing and equipment, but are keen to become more involved with, and support the overall development of hockey across Ireland.”

The two link up during a notable year for the sport ahead of the culmination of the maiden season of the EY Hockey League leading into a summer of build-up to the Olympic Games where the Irish men’s team will make their first appearance since 1908.

Branagh added of the association with hockey: “We are keen to promote our capacity to build free and secure online club shops for hockey clubs in Ireland to purchase their customised, elite, Nike, Joma or Umbro playing kit and leisurewear.”

To find out more about Teamwear Ireland, or to obtain a quotation for sports clothing or equipment please contact the team. Call in to their showroom at Musgrave Business Centre, Stockman’s Way, Belfast or alternatively email:, telephone: 028 9543 8909, website:

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