Wexford native Tadhg Furlong recently arrived home from the Rugby World Cup making an appearance at Wexford Wanderers R.F.C where O’Driscolls Irish Whiskey was revealed as the new sponsor of the club. The Wexford Wanderers Park will also now be officially known as ‘O’Driscoll’s Park’.
Nestled in the townland of Park in the sunny south east of Ireland, the Wexford Wanderers club fields various mens’ and women’s teams of all ages and has a thriving social scene with a wide range of fun activities and events for all ages and interests throughout the year.
The O’Driscolls Irish Whiskey sponsorship of Wexford Wanderers R.F.C is of special meaning as Michael Stafford, Managing Director of Stafford Bonding explained:
“O’Driscolls Irish Whiskey is proud to give its name to Wexford Wanderers ground. As of this month we are delighted that the ground will now be called O’Driscolls Park. There is a long link with my family and the club, my Dad is an honorary life member and Grandfather Stafford and I played rugby for Wexford Wanderers, so the club is very close to my own heart. O’Driscolls is named after my mother’s side of the family, whose ancestors were the legendary Irish O’Driscolls pirate clan. We are an authentic local brand, and it is great to be able to give back by working with our local rugby club on this collaboration.”
Tadhg Furlong added:
“It is great to see such belief and investment by the Stafford family in the club and grounds. Plans to upgrade the playing facilities will be of huge benefit to the club and the sport of rugby in Wexford.”
The 3 year sponsorship with naming rights will enable the club to upgrade the overall playing facilities and bar, as well as the general maintenance of the club. Tony Connolly, President of the Wexford Wanderers R.F.C said “Excitement is already building for the upcoming Fleadh Cheoil next year, where Wexford Wanderers and O’Driscolls Park will serve as the official camp site for the event. This will be one of many events we look forward to with O’Driscolls Irish Whiskey in its committed sponsorship with Wexford Wanderers R.F.C.”