Aspira, the Cork-based enterprise IT project specialists, is to become a principal sponsor for Cork City FC for the much-anticipated 2016 season.
Aspira provides end-to-end IT enterprise solutions, including supply and installation of IT hardware and software licensing and support, expert consultancy, design and implementation of bespoke IT solutions and project management.
The company has been an avid Cork City supporter since its establishment in 2007, and has watched the Leesiders go from strength to strength as its own business grew. The sponsorship deal will see the new Aspira logo adorn the back of the players’ jerseys.
Aspira is a wholly Irish-owned and has its headquarters in Little Island. The company experienced accelerated growth of 65% in 2015 and in February 2016 announced the creation of 50 new Irish jobs, as well as the acquisition of an IT services firm.
“We are delighted with this show of support from Aspira, a company that has always been steadfastly behind our team. ” Tim Murphy, Cork City FC CEO
Speaking about the new sponsorship deal, Aspira CEO Pat Lucey said: “Aspira has always been a huge supporter of Cork City and the club was a natural choice for us to sponsor. We see many parallels with our own company, particularly their resilience through the tough times and determination to succeed – which has paid off in recent years.”
He continued: “Like Aspira, Cork City also had a great 2015 and were serious contenders for the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division title, narrowly missing out. We know they will give another stellar performance in 2016 and we will be proud to see our new logo on their backs as they ‘aspire’ to win the League this season.
Cork City FC CEO Tim Murphy added: “We are delighted with this show of support from Aspira, a company that has always been steadfastly behind our team. We have started the 2016 season on a strong footing with an impressive win over Dundalk to clinch the President’s Cup and we will continue to build on this success – and on our record in the Airtricity League for the past two seasons. With Aspira on our jerseys, we hope we can reach the top this year.”
Cork City kick-off their campaign this Friday against Bohemians at Turner’s Cross.