Shannon company is Munster ‘Sponsor for a Day’

Shannon company is Munster ‘Sponsor for a Day’


A Shannon-based business has won the Bank of Ireland Munster ‘Sponsor for a Day’ competition.

SnapParcel will have their branding emblazoned on the Munster rugby team’s jersey for their European Rugby Champions Cup game against Racing 92 in Thomond Park this Saturday 21st January 2017.

This is the fourth year of the competition, which was open to businesses across Ireland. The prize is worth €50,000 and includes; SnapParcel’s logo on the front of the players’ jerseys; pitch signage, corporate hospitality for ten guests; match programme advert; photographs with the team, promotion for Snap Parcel from Bank of Ireland and Munster Rugby. The game will be broadcast live on SKY from Thomond Park.

Founded in 2011, SnapParcel is a globally recognised shipping company based in Shannon, Co. Clare with a strong focus on smart Supply Chain and innovative Logistics Solutions. SnapParcel uses consolidated buying power to give Irish SMEs shipping rates usually reserved for multinationals.

Munster’s Francis Saili pictured with staff from SnapParcel

Commenting on the prize Paul Collins, Director at SnapParcel said: “Having our logo on the Munster Rugby jerseys, in Thomond Park, is an incredible opportunity for an emerging business like ours. The exposure, both in Ireland and internationally, will provide an immeasurable boost to SnapParcel. It’s a once in a lifetime experience, and we are looking forward to everything it brings.”

Declan Galvin, Head of Small Business at Bank of Ireland said: “As Ireland’s number 1 business bank, we are committed to supporting Ireland’s SMEs, to help them increase and grow their businesses. The ‘Sponsor for a Day’ competition provides massive brand exposure to businesses across Ireland and I want to congratulate SnapParcel who I know will benefit significantly from the initiative.”

“Now in its fourth year, the competition continues to grow and we received a very high number of strong entries from companies across all industries, showcasing excellent examples of the hard-working businesses operating throughout Ireland and highlighting how relevant this competition is for SMEs throughout Ireland.”

You can follow the campaign on the Bank’s Twitter handle @bankofireland with the hashtag #sponsorforaday.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.