Wexford’s International star Kevin Doyle and 3 CEO Robert Finnegan at the announcement
Republic of Ireland and Wolves striker Kevin Doyle had a welcome distraction from fighting to stay in the Premier League when he turned up as guest of honour at an announcement aimed at generating money for the grassroots of the game in Ireland.
And the Wexford man reckons his own club Wolves are just one game away from Premier League safety.
He was speaking as 3, primary sponsors of the Irish National soccer squad, announced a special fund to aid the grass – roots development of Irish football. The programme offers FAI affiliated clubs the chance of earning cash when their members switch to 3, the more people that switch, the more money the club earns.
To date over 450 clubs have switched at least one member to 3 with Drogheda United topping the table by already securing €900 for the club. In total €53,150 has already been committed to clubs across the country.
The club offer is open to all club members, supporters’, friends and family who switch to 3. Not only will they get the latest mobiles with fantastic value, 3 will also make a payment to the club for everyone who switches. Switch to 3 and dare to dream of a better future for your club today.
Speaking at the announcement 3 CEO, Robert Finnegan said, “I’m delighted to be able to announce our 10 million euro fund for Irish football. When we came on board as official sponsors of the FAI back in August we promised to match our ambitions with real action to help the grass roots of Irish football. This €10million fund gives clubs, big and small, all across the country, the opportunity to earn money to help them run their clubs on a daily basis. I encourage every Irish football fan to get behind this initiative and help us invest more in the future of Irish football. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Kevin Doyle for his involvement in helping us promote this initiative. I know many young players are inspired by Kevin’s success and with this fund, we at 3 are committed to supporting these rising stars of the future.”
The programme was launched by Irish and Wolves striker Kevin Doyle who himself came through the ranks of underage football in the League of Ireland with Wexford Youths, St. Pats and Cork City before moving to Reading in England. Speaking at the launch Kevin said: “This is a terrific initiative and one which I’m delighted to lend my support to, I’m confident that the fund put in place by 3 today will be of huge benefit to clubs up and down the country no matter how big or small they are.”