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Sponsorship 2023

Rás Tailteann Sponsorship 2023

2023 Yellow Jersey Yellow Jersey

2023 Yellow Jersey Sponsors, Bective Stud
2023 Yellow Jersey sponsor Bective Stud Tearooms & Apartments.

Bective Stud Tearooms & Apartments is recognised within equestrian circles, and for its high-quality accommodation and facilities offerings.

2023 Yellow Jersey Sponsors, Bective Stud
2023 Yellow Jersey sponsor Bective Stud Tearooms & Apartments owners, Valerie & Noel Moran. Photo © Lorraine O'Sullivan

Located in Balgil, Navan, Co. Meath, Bective Stud Tearooms & Apartments is owned by the Moran family who have worked tirelessly since 2016 to restore it back to its former glory and beauty. The courtyard stables have been repurposed into modern accommodation to complement its equestrian centre and associated facilities. Today, the stables are proud to house some of Ireland’s most famous thoroughbred racehorses as residents.

2023 Yellow General Classification Jersey
2023 Yellow General Classification Jersey.

On announcing this enhanced collaboration in 2023, Race Director Gerard Campbell commented:

“Cáirde Rás Tailteann is delighted that Bective Stud Tearooms & Apartments have returned to An Rás Tailteann 2023 and step up to sponsor the coveted yellow jersey classification. An Rás Tailteann shares a similar evolution with Bective Stud Tearooms & Apartments, both having surmounted multiple challenges in recent years in the pursuit of re-establishing themselves. Bective Stud Tearooms & Apartments also promotes similar sporting heritage and values, and strives for excellence in equestrian sport just as we endeavour to do within cycling”.

"Bective Stud Tearooms & Apartments also promotes similar sporting heritage and values, and strives for excellence in equestrian sport just as we endeavour to do within cycling."

Bective Stud Tearooms & Apartments owners Noel & Valerie Moran commented:

“We at Bective Stud Tearooms & Apartments see many parallels with An Rás Tailteann and are proud to support this race again in 2023. Local sports and community is at the heart of what we do, and the Rás is a shining example of this ethos. We’re really excited to watch the action when it kicks off on May 17th”.

Rás Tailteann 2023 will officially commence from the gates of Bective Stud Tearooms & Apartments at 12pm on May 17th where a fan zone has been erected to mark the occasion. Cáirde Rás Tailteann invite spectators to attend to catch a close-up glimpse of the riders, and to experience the nervous energy ahead of the Grand Départ!


2023 Green Points Classifiaction Jersey Green Jersey

2023 Green Jersey Sponsors, Citybreak Apartments
2023 Green Jersey Sponsors, Citybreak Apartments.

Publicising the next of our main classification sponsors for the 2023 edition of An Rás Tailteann.

2023 Green Jersey Winner
2023 Green Jersey winner Matthes Fox. Photo © Lorraine O'Sullivan

Race Director Gerard Campbell noted:

“Cáirde Rás Tailteann are delighted that City Break Apartments have returned in 2023 to support and sponsor the prestigious points classification, a competition that reflects consistency of individual stage performances throughout the event”.

"The 2023 race promises to be another superb edition, and we look forward to seeing the atmosphere on display across the week."

The riders that compete for this classification in An Rás have gone on to become household names on the world stage. Irishman Sam Bennett, as well as John Degenkolb and Mark Cavendish have all gone on to dominate as sprinters by winning the same classification in the most famous race of them all, Le Tour de France.

2023 Green General Classification Jersey
2023 Green Points Classification Jersey.

Johnny Drake, MD of City Break Apartments, leading operator in the ApartHotel & Serviced Apartment sector commented:

“City Break Apartments are delighted to once again support An Rás Tailteann in 2023 and to sponsor the points classification. The 2023 race promises to be another superb edition, and we look forward to seeing the atmosphere on display across the week”.


2023 Polka Dot King Of The Mountains Points Classifiaction Jersey Polka Dot Jersey

2023 Polka Dot Jersey Sponsors, Cycling Ireland
2023 Polka Dot King Of The Mountains Jersey Sponsors, Cycling Ireland.

Publicising the support of Cycling Ireland for the 2023 edition of An Rás Tailteann.

2023 Polka Dot Jersey Winner
2023 Polka Dot Jersey winner Conor McGoldrick. Photo © Lorraine O'Sullivan

Cycling Ireland is the National Governing body for cycling across the island of Ireland with a vision is to develop an island enriched by cycling.

Staying true to its roots as an organisation that was originally formed to cater to competitive cyclists. It now also boasts one of the more diverse, larger and influential memberships within the context of the Irish sporting landscape. Bringing together cyclists and communities whether it relates to education, leisure, development, safety, competition, commuting or just incidental bike use of any kind. Cycling Ireland is a resource for everyone no matter what your interest in cycling is, through its varied resources and programmes.

"With finishes in Birr, Ennis, Castlebar, Monaghan, and Blackrock, Co Louth, there are ample opportunities for fans to catch a glimpse of the riders in action."

Race Director Gerard Campbell added:

“Cycling Ireland has been one of An Rás Tailteann’s most consistent supporters over the years. They have continued their vital support of this event in 2023, as well as many others in the Irish Cycling calendar. Our sincerest thanks to Cycling Ireland for their recognition of how critical this event is, not just for the development of our talented athletes, but also for the role this event plays in bringing the Irish cycling community together. Cáirde Rás Tailteann appreciate the work Cycling Ireland have done to facilitate the smooth transfer of knowledge, skills and experience between the generations of volunteers within the wider national cycling community, which makes this event possible”.

2023 Polka Dot King Of The Mountains  Classification Jersey
2023 Polka Dot King Of The Mountains Classification Jersey.

Cycling Ireland CEO Chris Kitchen commented:

“An Rás Tailteann was a huge success last year, and we are looking forward to the 2023 edition with great excitement. Cycling Ireland is pleased to support theprestigious international stage race, which gives top domestic riders the opportunity to compete on home roads against teams from around the world. With finishes in Birr, Ennis, Castlebar, Monaghan, and Blackrock, Co Louth, there are ample opportunities for fans to catch a glimpse of the riders in action.”

Of course, Cycling Ireland also boasts the inclusion of an Irish national team which will be announced at a later date.


2023 White U23 Classifiaction Jersey White Jersey

2023 U23 Classification White Jersey Sponsor, Spin 11
2023 U23 Classification White Jersey Sponsor, Spinn 11.

2023 U23 Rider Classification White Jersey Winner
2023 U23 Rider Classification White Jersey Winner Aaron Wade. Photo © Lorraine O'Sullivan

Headquartered in Dublin and born out of passion for the sport of cycling, Spin11 started supplying race kit for the Irish national Team and Cycling Ireland in 2013. They have developed and tested every garment in the wind tunnel in order to continuously deliver the fastest and most technologically advanced clothing possible.

Producing amazing custom apparel that enhances sporting experience no matter what, in the simplest most efficient way possible. Spin11 are dedicated to providing the best apparel possible, to enhance your experience, keep you comfortable and enhance your ability to perform at your best, all day every day, no matter the conditions. Whether you're churning out hundreds of miles, or grinding up a tough technical off-road climb in anticipation of the descent the other side. Maybe you are in pursuit of your personal best at a triathlon or running race, or perhaps like most of us, just out having fun. Regardless of your endeavours, Spin11's mission is the same.

"Regardless of your endeavours, Spin11s mission is the same."

Race Director Gerard Campbell commented:

“One of An Rás Tailteanns most steadfast supporters over the years, Spin11 is assisting us again to get back on the road in 2023 with the same unwavering encouragement. They were first out of the gates to express their support for Cáirde Rás Tailteann in 2019 and we are eternally grateful for their continued support in 2023”.

2023 White U23 Classification Jersey
2023 White U23 Classification Jersey.

Maria Connaughton of Spin11 commented:

“We are only too happy to continue our long association with An Rás Tailteann and look forward to seeing the champions of today wearing our jerseys as they continue in their pursuit of becoming the legends of tomorrow”.

Spin 11 has a direct familial connection with a former winner and champion of An Rás Tailteann, Meath resident, Brian Connaughton who claimed victory in 1969.


2023 County Rider Jersey County Rider Jersey

2023 County Rider Blue Classification Jersey Sponsors, Sport Ireland
2023 County Rider Blue Classification Jersey Sponsors, Sport Ireland.

This is a classification that has animated countless editions of An Rás, and is one of the most fiercely contested classification prizes of the event.

2023 County Rider Blue Classification Jersey Sponsors, Sport Ireland
2023 County Rider Blue Jersey Classification Winner, Conn McDunphy. Photo © Lorraine O'Sullivan

Sport Ireland is the authority tasked with the development of sport in Ireland. This includes participation in sport, high performance sport, anti-doping, coaching and the development of the Sport Ireland Campus.

2023 County Rider Blue Classification Jersey Sponsors, Sport Ireland
2023 County Rider Blue Classification Jersy Sponsors, Sport Ireland.

Race Director Gerard Campbell on announcing this new collaboration commented:

“We’re delighted that Sport Ireland have chosen to align themselves with An We are pleased to be supporting An Rás Tailteann in 2023. This is an acknowledgment of the important role this race plays in developing the sport of cycling in Ireland and developing domestic riders to an elite level”.

"We are pleased to be supporting An Rás Tailteann."

Dr Úna May, CEO of Sport Ireland commented:

“We are pleased to be supporting An Rás Tailteann, particularly as this illustrious race celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2023. We look forward to seeing cycling fans enjoying five days of thrilling racing on Irish roads again this May".


2023 County Rider Jersey Red Stage Winner's Jersey

2023 Stage Winner Red Jersey Sponsors, FBD Insurance
2023 Stage Winner Red Jersey sponsor, FBD Insurance.

FBD Insurance has a long and storied history with An Rás Tailteann. Having been the flagship sponsor of the event for many years up until 2010 when Alexander Wetterhall racing in the colours of Team Sprocket Pro took the overall honours on the last stage into Skerries. In the same year, German rider John Degenkolb took the points classification and two stage wins. Degenkolb went on to become one of the biggest names in world cycling, winning stages in le Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia and la Vuelta a España.

2023 Stage 5 Winner Finn Crockett.
2023 Satge 5 Winner, Finn Crockett. Photo © Lorraine O'Sullivan

Ger Campbell 2023 Race Director on announcing this development indicated:

“Cáirde Rás Tailteann is thrilled that FBD have decided to again support this iconic Irish event”.

He added

“FBD Insurance have played a significant role in the history of this race. FBD’s historical contribution and support in the development of the sporting institution that is An Rás Tailteann, was instrumental in lifting the event into a fully-fledged, world ranked UCI grade 2.2 event, befitting its status”.

FBD Insurance has been protecting Irish consumers, farmers and businesses for over 50 years. With a network of 34 local sales offices, FBD are proud to be the largest Irish owned insurer and offer a wide range of protection products to suit customer needs including car, home, van, business and farm insurance.

2023 Stage Winner Red Jersey
2023 Stage Winner Red Jersey.

FBD Insurance has been protecting Irish consumers, farmers and businesses for over 50 years.

John Cahalan, Chief Commercial Officer for FBD Insurance commented:

“FBD Insurance is delighted to once again sponsor the stage winners jersey at The The Rás Tailteann. Through our 34 branches across the country, local and community is at the heart of what we do and The Rás, as Ireland’s most historic and iconic cycling event, demonstrates this ethos in a really vibrant way".

The 2023 race promises to be another fantastic experience and we look forward to seeing all the colour and excitement on display across the 5 stages”.


2023 County Rider Jersey County Rider Stage Prize

2023 County Rider Stage Winnor Sponsor, Festina
2023 County Rider Stage Winnor Sponsor, Festina watches.

Race Director Gerard Campbell observed:

“Cáirde Rás Tailteann are grateful that a well-known brand such as Festina has continued to acknowledge one of the most important elements of the race and in doing so acknowledge the efforts of our domestic county riders each day”.

2023 Daily County Rider Stage Prize Sponsors.
2023 Daily County Rider Stage 5 Prize Winner, Jack Bernard Murphy. Photo © Lorraine O'Sullivan

David Buckley from Festina Ireland acknowledged being

“delighted to be associated with the Rás Tailteann again and its long history as Ireland’s renowned International stage race. Festina is delighted to be associated with the daily leading county rider for Rás Tailteann 2023”.

Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, with a consolidated presence in more than 90 countries on five continents, multi-brand know how and 5 million watches sold per year, have all resulted in Festina being an international benchmark in the watchmaking market today.

"Festina is delighted to be associated with the daily leading county rider for Rás Tailteann 2023."

In addition to being leader in many strategic markets thanks to the quality of our products, exceptional value for money and the special attention they devote to after-sales service for their products.