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Sponsorship 2024

Rás Tailteann Sponsorship 2024

2024 Green Points Classifiaction Jersey Green Jersey

2024 Green Jersey Sponsors, Citybreak Apartments
2024 Green Jersey Sponsors, City Break Apartments.

Cairde Rás Tailteann is delighted to announce that City Break Apartments will again sponsor the Points Winner Jersey in this year's Rás Tailteann. This is City Break Apartments’s third consecutive year sponsoring this classification.

2024 Green Jersey Winner
Andres Hernando from City Break Apartments presents Matthew Fox (Team Wheelbase-Cabtech-Castelli) with the Green Points Jersey at the conclusion of the 2023 Rás Tailteann. Photo © Lorraine O'Sullivan

Launched in 2007, City Break Apartments is one of the leading short & medium-term letting providers in Ireland. To simplify the process of searching for a place to stay, they offer renters a comprehensive database consisting of 250 apartments in Dublin city centre, 395 hotel bedrooms and 100 listings throughout the country.

"We wish all riders a safe and enjoyable week. See you at the finish line!"

From small, stylish apartments required for a short visit to spacious multi bedroom apartments accommodating colleagues or families for extended stays, City Break Apartments mission is to provide both leisure and corporate clients with high quality accommodation. Their city centre apartments all have fully fitted kitchens equipped with a washer/dryer, microwave, dishwasher and ironing facilities. Wi-Fi and TV are provided free of charge, and parking facilities are also available upon request. City Break Apartments is proud to have Google, Facebook, and HSBC amongst its client base.

2024 Green General Classification Jersey
2024 Green Points Classification Jersey.

Thanking City Break Apartments for their continued support of Rás Tailteann, Ger Campbell said

City Break Apartments were one of the first commercial partners to come on board when we tried to reestablish the event in late 2019. From then until now, they have been incredibly supportive of our efforts, and we are delighted to have them on board again in 2024”.

Philip Cassidy from City Break Apartments said,

"As a two-time winner of the event, I have a proud connection with ‘The Rás,’ and I’m delighted that City Break Apartments can continue to support such a marvellous event. We wish all riders a safe and enjoyable week. See you at the finish line!”


2024 County Rider Jersey Red Stage Winner's Jersey

2024 Stage Winner Red Jersey Sponsors, FBD Insurance
2024 Stage Winner Red Jersey sponsor, FBD Insurance.

FBD Insurance has a rich history with the Rás Tailteann and this is the third consecutive year that they have sponsored the stage winner jersey.

2024 FBD Stage Winner Jersey Sponsos
Launching FBD Insurance’s sponsorship of the Rás Rás Tailteann was (L-R) Colm Rigley - Cairde Rás Tailteann, Tomás Ó Midheach – CEO, FBD Insurance, Emer O’Byrne - National Head of Branch Strategy & Sales Performance, FBD Insurance and Séamus Domegan – Cairde Rás Tailteann. Photo © Lorraine O'Sullivan

Established in the 1960s by farmers for farmers, FBD Insurance has built on those roots in agriculture to become a leading general insurer serving the needs of its agricultural, small business and consumer customers throughout Ireland. With a network of 34 local sales offices FBD Insurance 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.

2024 Stage Winner Red Jersey
2024 Stage Winner Red Jersey.

Speaking about FBD Insurance’s support of Rás Tailteann 2024, Race Director Ger Campbell said,

“We are incredibly thankful to FBD Insurance for their continued support of our event through their sponsorship of the stage winner jersey.

FBD Insurance has a long history with the event and, indeed, the sport in general, and we are over the moon to have the insurance giant as a commercial partner again this year”. ".

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

CEO of FBD Insurance Tomás Ó Midheach added

FBD Insurance is once again delighted to partner with An Rás Tailteann in 2024. This event is a staple in the Irish sporting calendar, bringing great colour and excitement to towns and villages across the country. Our renewed involvement in such a prestigious event is a further demonstration of our commitment to local communities across Ireland”.


2024 King Of The Hills Jersey KOH Jersey

2024 Irish Independent and Sunday Independent King Of The Hills Jersey
2024 Irish Independent and Sunday Independent King Of The Hills Jersey.

The Irish Independent and Sunday Independent are synonymous with Ireland’s story. They have been at the heart of the country’s history for more than 110 years and are the best-selling newspapers in Ireland in the daily and Sunday markets, respectively.

Mediahaus now own The Irish Independent. Established in 2014, Mediahuis is one of the biggest publishers in the Benelux countries and is behind a wide range of cross-media brands. It is a dynamic and forward-looking media company which has expanded rapidly in recent years.

Famous news brands owned by Mediahuis include NRC and De Telegraaf in The Netherlands; De Standaard and Het Nieuwsblad in Belgium; Luxemburger Wort and Télécran in Luxembourg. Mediahuis brands publish and broadcast in multiple European languages, including English, Dutch, French, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, German, Frisian and Irish (Seachtain is published weekly in The Irish Independent).

Irish Independent Publications
The Irish Independent Publications.

Speaking on their sponsorship of Rás Tailteann 2024, Arlene Regan, Marketing Manager, Mediahuis Ireland said:

"Our commitment extends beyond the jersey. Through our “Written All Over Ireland” campaign, we’ll engage with communities, capture stories, and celebrate the indomitable spirit of Irish cycling. From Tullamore to Kilmallock, Sneem to Cahir, and Kildare Town to Bective, we’ll be there as communities, participants, and spectators write their story."

"Through our “Written All Over Ireland” campaign, we’ll engage with communities, capture stories, and celebrate the indomitable spirit of Irish cycling."

Ger Campbell, Race Director, thanked Mediahaus and The Irish Independent for their support of the race,

“It is absolutely fantastic to see our commercial partners growing year on year, and we are delighted to welcome The Irish Independent as the sponsors of this year's KOH jersey. The Irish Independent has always been extremely supportive of the race through their publications, and we are incredibly thankful to them for their vote of confidence in the efforts of Cairde Rás Tailteann”.

2024 KOM Classification Jersey
2024 Irish Independent KOH Classification Jersey.

The KOH jersey will not follow the traditional polka-dot design in 2024. Instead, The Irish Independent, working with world-renowned designer Mark Porter, has designed a completely unique jersey for the classification. With 18 classified climbs in this year's edition, the competition is bound to be fierce to wear the special The Irish Independent KOM jersey. ”


2024 Yellow Jersey Yellow Jersey

2024 Yellow Jersey Sponsors, Bective Stud
2024 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.

2024 Yellow Jersey Sponsors, Bective Stud
2024 Yellow Jersey sponsor Bective Stud Tearooms & Apartments owners, Valerie & Noel Moran with 2023 Rás winner, Dillon Corkery. Photo © Lorraine O'Sullivan

In 2016, Noel and Valerie Moran bought Bective House. They fell in love with the Estate at first sight and bought it on a whim of excitement. Even with its ruined state and unkept grounds, the place oozed potential and had a rich history that epitomised the 19th-century lifestyle. The Estate still had the remnants of what was once a beautiful place.

2024 Rás Tailteann launch
At the launch of the Bective Stud’s sponsorship of the yellow jersey and final finish of Rás Tailteann 2024 (from left) were Des Foley (Director of Services, Meath County Council), Noel Moran (Owner, Bective Stud, Apartment and Tea Rooms), Valerie Moran (Owner, Bective Stud, Apartment and Tea Rooms), Cllr. Tommy Reilly (Cathaoirleach, Meath County Council), Ger Campbell (Race Director, Rás Tailteann) and Martin Murray (Director of Services, Meath County Council). Photo © Lorraine O'Sullivan

Since 2016, Noel and Valerie have tried to bring Bective House and Estate back to its former glory and beauty again. A new project began to restore the courtyard stables into modern accommodation with self-catering facilities. The original stables were refurbished and developed into an Equestrian Centre, and Bective Stud was born. Today, the stables are proud to house some of Ireland’s most famous thoroughbred racehorses as residents, including ‘Better Days Ahead’ who was the winner of the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle at the recent Cheltenham festival. The future of Bective House is to restore the period house and build a Five-Star Hotel. This project will see the old building joined by a new extension. In addition, Bective Tea Rooms opened on the estate in April 2022.

Since 2016, Noel and Valerie have tried to bring Bective House and Estate back to its former glory and beauty again.

This is Noel, Valerie, and Bective Stud, Apartment and Tea Rooms third year involved with the Rás Tailteann. In 2022, they sponsored the Blue County Rider jersey, while in 2023, they sponsored the most famous jersey of them all—the Rás Tailteann yellow jersey. We are delighted that they have continued their support and sponsorship of the yellow jersey again for this year's edition.

2024 Yellow General Classification Jersey
2024 Yellow General Classification Jersey.

Along with sponsoring the yellow jersey, Bective will host the finale of this year's race, with the final finishing line and podium overlooking the beautiful grounds of Bective Stud. Stage five will make its way from Maynooth through Dunboyne, Ratoath, Ashbourne, Stamullen, Julianstown and onto the coast at Laytown, before swinging back inland via Donore, Garlow Cross and finishing at Bective Stud on the banks of the River Boyne. At Bective Stud, parking and refreshments will be available, and spectators can watch the riders do three laps of the final 14.1KM circuit. There are two category three climbs along the way before a super-fast circuit awaits in Bective for this year's final hour of racing, where the 2024 Rás Tailteann winner will get their hands on the famous George Plant trophy.

2024 Rás Tailteann Race Director, Ger Campbell
Noel Moran (Owner, Bective Stud, Apartment and Tea Rooms) speaking at the launch. Photo © Lorraine O'Sullivan

Speaking at the launch of Bective Stud’s sponsorship of the yellow jersey and hosting of the final race finish, Noel Moran, Owner of Bective Stud Apartments and Tea Rooms said, “We are delighted that Rás Tailteann will be finishing at Bective and so pleased to be the main sponsor of the coveted yellow jersey. We look forward to welcoming visitors for what will be a fantastic event and to enjoy the finish right opposite Bective Stud, on the Trim Road. We wish the very best of luck to everyone competing in the Rás.”

"We are really excited to welcome the 69th edition of the Rás Tailteann to the Boyne Valley"

Ger Campbell, Race Director of Rás Tailteann, said:

“We are extremely thankful to Noel, Valerie and the entire team at Bective Stud Apartments and Tea Rooms, for their support of Rás Tailteann 2024. Noel and Valerie first joined the race as a commercial partner back in 2022 and have been incredibly supportive of our efforts, including hosting this year’s race finish in Bective on Sunday, May 26th. We cannot wait to welcome everyone to Bective for what promises to be a really special day”.

Also present at the launch in Bective Stud Apartments and Tea Rooms were Meath County Council representatives who are also offering generous support towards the finish in Bective. Speaking about the finish of the Rás in the Royal County, Kieran Kehoe, Chief Executive of Meath County Council said

“We are really excited to welcome the 69th edition of the Rás Tailteann to the Boyne Valley and support the final stage in Meath. The Boyne Valley is known for its stunning landscape, so it will be a fitting environment for the final stage of the Rás. We look forward to welcoming cyclists and spectators to towns and villages right across Meath on Sunday, 26th May, for what will be a fantastic event.”

2024 Rás Tailteann Race Director, Ger Campbell
Ger Campbell, Rás Tailteann Race Director speaking at the launch. Photo © Lorraine O'Sullivan

Ger Campbell, Race Director of Rás Tailteann, added to Mr Kehoe’s remarks by thanking Meath County Council:

“A huge thanks must go to Meath County Council for their support of the race. Many Rás legends have hailed from Meath, and indeed from the Bective Area, so it’s great to be able to bring the finish of the Rás Tailteann to Meath”.


2024 White U23 Classifiaction Jersey White Jersey

2024 U23 Classification White Jersey Sponsor, Spin 11
2024 U23 Classification White Jersey Sponsor, Spinn 11.

Spin11’s mission is simple: ‘Produce amazing custom apparel that will enhance customers sporting experience no matter what’, and to do so in the simplest most efficient way possible. They have worked closely with customers to understand their needs, wishes and pains related to ordering club kit. They have always listened and focused on offering a solution - a pain-free ordering process, delivery that is always on time, and high quality. Spin11 produces race kits for the Irish National Team and Cycling Ireland. They have developed and tested every garment in the wind tunnel, so they continuously deliver the fastest, most technologically advanced, and most comfortable range.

2024 U23 Rider Classification White Jersey Winner
Maria Connaughton of Spin11 presents Aaron Wade (Team Ireland) with the Spin11 U23 Rider Jersey after stage 2 of the 2023 Rás Tailteann. Photo © Lorraine O'Sullivan

Ger Campbell said

“The biggest prize in this race is the yellow jersey. That’s what all 145 riders will be lining up on the start line hoping to win. If not successful in obtaining yellow, they have five other opportunities to wear a Rás Tailteann classification jersey. However, these jerseys are only made possible by the very generous support of companies like Spin11 , which manufactures them for Rás Tailteann. Maria and all the crew at Spin11 have done an incredible job yet again, and we are very thankful to them”.

"Regardless of your endeavours, Spin11's mission is the same."

Maria Connaughton from Spin11 added

“The Rás Tailteann means a lot to Spin 11 and all involved with the company. We are so proud to be manufacturing the jerseys again for this super event.”

2024 White U23 Classification Jersey
2024 White U23 Classification Jersey.


2024 County Rider Jersey County Rider Jersey

2024 County Rider Blue Classification Jersey Sponsors, Sport Ireland
2024 Sponsors Sport Ireland, Cycling Ireland, and The Department of Sport.

For many years, funding from all three bodies has been the lifeline for allowing Rás Tailteann to take place. 2024 brings higher funding from the bodies, and Cairde Rás Tailteann is “Incredibly thankful for the support”, says Race Director Ger Campbell. Campbell added that he was “Delighted to see Rás na mBan’s funding matched with Rás Tailteann for the first time ever. Both Catherine Martin TD and Thomas Byrne TD deserve massive gratitude for their work in ensuring that both events can proceed in 2024”.

2024 County Rider Blue Classification Jersey Sponsors, Sport Ireland
Sport Ireland CEO Una May presents Conn McDunphy (Team Leinster) with the Sport Ireland Blue County Rider Jersey at the 2023 event. Photo © Lorraine O'Sullivan

Speaking on the support of both Rás Tailteann and Rás na mBan, Cycling Ireland CEO, James Quilligan said “Cycling Ireland is delighted to announce an increase in funding for the 2024 Rás Tailteann and Rás na mBan from the Department of Sport and Sport Ireland. Both races are led by an incredible group of volunteers, and we look forward to working with both as event partners in 2024. The races are among the most important on the Irish calendar and showcase the very best of Irish cycling and have attracted many top international cyclists throughout their storied histories. We’d like to thank Minister Martin, Minster Byrne, The Department of Sport and Sport Ireland’s support of the races”.

2024 County Rider Blue Classification Jersey Sponsors, Sport Ireland
2024 County Rider Blue Classification Jersy Sponsors, Sport Ireland.

Adding to Mr Quilligan’s remarks, Rás Tailteann Race Director, Ger Campbell said

“All of us at Cairde Rás Tailteann are thrilled with the announcement of the increase in funding. With the costs involved in promoting the event, it’s a huge boost for the race. It will allow us to plan our budget earlier this year and put in place important structures to make the event even better. ‘The Rás’ is hugely important to Ireland’s sports calendar, and we look forward to the continued success of the event going forward.”.

2023 Mountains JErsey presentation
Cycling Ireland CEO James Quilligan presents Tobias Dahlhaus (Foran CCC) with the Cycling Ireland KOH Jersey in the 2023 event. Photo © Lorraine O'Sullivan

"‘The Rás’ is hugely important to Ireland’s sports calendar, and we look forward to the continued success of the event going forward.”

As a token of the race’s huge appreciation for the funding, the blue county rider jersey will again feature the Sport Ireland logo, while all jerseys will feature the logo. It is a great source of pride for Cairde Rás Tailteann to showcase their national governing bodies' logos at an international event.


2024 Rider Number Rider Number

2024 Rider Number Sponsors, Work Permits Ireland
2024 Rider Number Sponsors, Work Permits Ireland.

Work Permits Ireland was established in 2018 to effectively manage employment permit applications for a variety of industries and clients nationally and internationally. Its dedicated staff has experience processing, managing, and delivering all types of employment permits issued by the Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment.

Colm Hilliard, director of Work Permits Ireland, is a keen sportsman, involved for many years in Gaelic football as a player, coach and administrator with his club, St. Colmcille’s in East Meath. Colm is “proud to be associated with the Rás, as a good few people from East Meath were involved with this race, particularly the Nulty brothers from Cooperhill and many others.”
However, his “friendship and as a work colleague with Louis White, a native of Platin, Drogheda, and a renowned team manager and a motivator ahead of his time in the Rás, is the main reason for this sponsorship.”

2024 Rider Number Sponsors, Work Permits Ireland.
2024 Rás Rider Number Sponsor, Work Permit Ireland.

Louis was a proud and knowledgeable sportsman in every sense of the word. His love for cycling is well-known locally and nationally. Colm expressed that “the fact that we have a stage of the Rás in East Meath this year is very special”.

Colm and Work Permits Ireland have sponsored local amateur sports clubs in East Meath and this year decided to make a gesture of sponsorship to the Rás “in support of the great voluntary efforts over the years of very many people, particularly the likes of Ger Campbell”.

Work Permits Ireland was established in 2018 to effectively manage employment permit applications for a variety of industries and clients nationally and internationally.

Ger Campbell, Race Director, expressed his gratitude to Colm and the team at Work Permits Ireland. He added,

“Having Colm and Work Permits Ireland join the race as a commercial partner is very special, and we are sure his generosity will help to keep Louis White’s vision for the sport alive.”