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Oliver Gunning Receives Inaugural Vision Sports Ireland Education Bursary

Vision Sports Ireland is delighted to announce Oliver Gunning from Ballyclare, County Antrim, as the recipient of the inaugural Education Bursary proudly supported by Mason Hayes & Curran.  Oliver is currently completing his first-year studies in BSc Hons Sport, Physical Education and Professional Education at the University of Stirling. Oliver is aspiring to assist others …

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Giants And Belfast City Airport Unveil Revamped Oversize Baggage Area

The Stena Line Belfast Giants and Belfast City Airport are proud to unveil a newly rebranded Giant Baggage Area. Featuring a number of key individuals from the Giants’ 2022/23 treble-winning roster, including Adam Keefe, Mark Cooper, Tyler Beskorowany, and Mark Garside, the refurbished Giant baggage area accommodates all passengers travelling with large bags. From those travelling with …

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Lisburn Based Mcquillan Companies Unveils 3-Year Partnership With Ulster University Gaelic Academy To Further Advance Education And Sport

Leading Construction and Waste Management business, McQuillan Companies, has announced a new 3-year sponsorship with Ulster University as part of its developing excellence in industry through education and sport. The sponsorship with Ulster running from 2023-2026 will see McQuillan Companies sponsor the Gaelic Academy which is this year celebrating 50 years, supporting its football, hurling, …

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Visit Belfast Kicks Off New Tourism Partnership With Irish Football Association

IFA and Visit Belfast tie up in major drive to promote sports tourism, women’s football and business events The Irish Football Association and Visit Belfast, the city region’s destination marketing and management organisation, have joined forces in a significant strategic partnership designed to maximise the opportunities for sports tourism. The three-year tie-up, which gets under …

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Legacy Of Friendship Four Set To Continue Into 2024

The Odyssey Trust has announced the continuation of the Friendship Four men’s college ice hockey tournament into 2024, in conjunction with the official launch of ‘Ring the Bell!’ – a new book centred around the history and legacy of the event. Held annually in Belfast since 2015, the Friendship Four is designed to promote education, …

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Instonians Beds In Home Retailer Harry Corry To Support Rugby Youth Programme

Leading home retailer Harry Corry has joined forces with Instonians Rugby Club, providing top level support for its ‘Rugby for All’ Youth Programme to help support our future All Ireland League, Five Nations and World Cup champions. Harry Corry has been supporting Instonians for over four decades but this latest commitment significantly upweights the retailer’s …

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Giants And Harry Corry Raise Curtain On New Partnership

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are proud to announce the return of Harry Corry as a partner for the 2023/24 season. Marking seven consecutive seasons in partnership, Harry Corry is one of Northern Ireland’s most successful family-run businesses, with 54 retail outlets across the island of Ireland and Scotland – employing more than 700 members …

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Blú To Fuel Giants Throughout 2023/24 Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the return of Blú Nutrition – a sub-brand of NI Supplements – as the club’s official sport supplement partner for the 2023/24 season. Blú Nutrition was conceived to raise the standards in the sports supplements industry and provide a superior solution to what was available to …

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Giants And Fonacab Celebrate Two Decades In Partnership

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are proud to welcome back longstanding partner, fonaCAB for their 20th season in partnership as team sponsor and official taxi partner.  The Belfast-based taxi firm is Northern Ireland’s biggest and most experienced taxi company, with a fleet of over 1,000 cars and drivers. A family-run business, fonaCAB was originally founded …

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Biopax Announces Transformative Sponsorship Deal Empowering Local Sports and Youth in Lisburn

Biopax Limited, the new forward-thinking green packaging company, is proudly unveiling a significant sponsorship deal with Ballymacash Rangers FC, Ballymacash Rangers Youth, and Ballymacash Sports Academy in Lisburn. The partnership exemplifies Biopax’s commitment to supporting the local community as well as promoting environmental responsibility. The sponsorship will bolster the club’s involvement in the local soccer …

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Footballing Legend Gerry Armstrong Launches Spirit Of 82 Whiskey

Iconic new whiskey celebrates Northern Ireland’s most iconic footballing moment Northern Ireland footballing hero of the 1982 World Cup, Gerry Armstong has launched a limited edition whiskey, Spirit of 82 that celebrates that iconic moment when the team defied all the odds.  Armstong struck the winning goal against the hosts, Spain, on June 25 and …

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Dan’s The Man As Giants Down Salzburg In Thrilling Overtime Victory

Daniel Tedesco’s game-winning goal with 4.4 seconds remaining in overtime and a 33-save shut-out from Tyler Beskorowany helped the Stena Line Belfast Giants to a thrilling 1-0 win over EC Salzburg at the SSE Arena and keep their hopes of reaching the Champions Hockey League knockouts alive. The Italian winger produced a sensational finish right …

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Belfast Set To Be UEFA EURO 2028 Host City As UK & Ireland Win Historic Bid To Stage Tournament

Belfast is set to be a host city for UEFA EURO 2028 after the UK and Ireland today won the right to stage the tournament. Bringing one of the world’s biggest sporting events to Northern Ireland, and delivering impactful and lasting sporting, cultural and economic benefits, Casement Park, Belfast, is set to be one of …

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Giants And Oui Poutine Hungry For 2023/24 Success

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are proud to announce a brand-new partnership with Belfast-based street food brand, Oui Poutine. Founded in 2016, Oui Poutine’s iconic food trucks – Moose and Moose II – have been regular fixtures at Donegal Quay over the last seven years. To this day, Oui Poutine remain one of the only …

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Giants Complete Hell Of A Weekend With Win At Devils

An incredible late three-minute penalty kill helped the Stena Line Belfast Giants secure a four-point weekend to start their Elite League title defence as they came away from the Vindico Arena in Wales with a 4-2 win over title rivals the Cardiff Devils. Another stellar performance from netminder Tyler Beskorowany, who made 41 saves, backstopped …

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Pupils At Strabane Academy Break Down Stigma Around Mental Health With Lidl Northern Ireland Sport For Good Schools Programme

Thousands of secondary school pupils across the county are benefitting from the Lidl Northern Ireland Sport for Good Schools Programme, a dedicated mental health athlete mentorship programme delivered by Lidl Northern Ireland as part of the retailer’s established Sport for Good campaign which aims to tackle youth mental health head on. The programme, developed in …

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Belfast Giants And Impact NI Motor Into New Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are proud to announce a new partnership with independent, local road accident management company, Impact NI. Impact NI has helped thousands of Northern Ireland motorists get back on the road following a non-fault car crash. With more than 10-years’ experience covering the entirety of Northern Ireland, Impact NI offer a …

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Giants ’gow One Step Closer To Knockouts With Win At Clan

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are on the verge of the Challenge Cup knockouts as they made it three wins from three in the group stages of the campaign by holding off a second period to comeback to emerge with a 4-2 victory at the Glasgow Clan on Friday night. Adam Keefe’s men stormed the …

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Giants Fly Into Cup Knockouts As Whistle Shuts Out Fife

A 16-save shut-out from Jackson Whistle and a second-period goal from Ciaran Long were all that the Stena Line Belfast Giants needed to secure a 1-0 win over the Fife Flyers and a four-point weekend which books their place in the knockouts of the Challenge Cup. In his first competitive start of the season, Whistle …

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Northern Ireland Sporting Bodies And Premier League Teams Support NSPCC’s Keeping Your Child Safe In Sport Week

Northern Ireland sporting bodies are backing the NSPCC’s Keeping Your Child Safe in Sport Week campaign (October 2 – 6) which this year calls on parents to show positive support for their children in their activities. More than one in four parents (28%) who attend their child’s sports club or activity said they have seen …

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Rugby Legend Paddy Joins All-Star Team For Charity Try-Athlon

IRISH and Ulster rugby legend Paddy Johns is preparing to embark on a gruelling five-day challenge for charity that will see him swim, run, row and cycle his way from London to Paris for the Rugby World Cup final on October 28th. Former Ireland international captain Paddy is one of a 12-strong team of friends and ex-playing …

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Expert Reveals How To Execute The Most Googled Workout Exercises

Creating a solid workout plan can be challenging, so fitness and training expert Harry Wilkinson at Bulk.com has put together some of his most trusted and essential moves in the gym to get your confidence sky-high and your body in shape.   This is why, whether you are a total beginner at the gym and in …

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Five Mistakes You’re Making When Trying To Build Muscle, According To Fitness Experts

Staying consistent with your muscle-building workout routine is essential – not just for your body but also for your mind, to train yourself into a habit of exercising. However, it’s easier said than done when you struggle to see results. Fortunately, fitness equipment company Mirafit have highlighted five mistakes you might be making when trying …

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Giants Beaten In Overtime To Drop Pre-season Double-header With Devils

The Stena Line Belfast Giants dropped the second game of their pre-season double-header with the Cardiff Devils at the Vindico Arena in Wales as the home side claimed the 5-4 win in overtime. For the second night in a row the two sides couldn’t be separated in regulation but, unlike Friday’s game at The SSE …

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Giants Kick Off New Season With Heartbreaking Pre-season Shootout Loss

The Stena Line Belfast couldn’t produce the perfect comeback in their opening game of the season as they fell to a 4-3 shoot-out defeat to the Cardiff Devils in their exhibition clash at The SSE Arena, Belfast. Despite Ara Nazarian’s powerplay equaliser with 57 seconds remaining, following goals from Daniel Tedesco and Davey Phillips, Adam …

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Giants And Dundonald International Ice Bowl Skate Into New Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are proud to continue working in partnership with Dundonald International Ice Bowl for the 2023/24 season. The only Olympic sized public skating rink on the island of Ireland, Dundonald International Ice Bowl first opened its doors in 1986 and offers a range of on and off-ice family-friendly activities, including ice …

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Giants And BTL Announce New Recovery And Rehab Partnership

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are proud to announce that BTL Medical – one of the world’s leading manufacturers of aesthetic equipment – has become one of the club’s official recovery and rehab partners for the 2023/24 season. Founded in the Czech Republic in 1993, and with offices in more than 80 countries around the …

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Preston Leads Giant Comeback In Dundee For Four-Point Weekend

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fought back from two down inside the opening six minutes at the Dundee Ice Arena with six unanswered goals to secure a 6-2 win over the Dundee Stars and a four-point Challenge Cup weekend from their double-header against the Scottish side. Having won 4-1 against the same opponents in Belfast …

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Cheers! Belfast Giants And Wavey Ice Announce 2023/24 Partnership

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Wavey Ice. Founded in 2014, Wavey Ice is a UK-based frozen cocktail brand, offering both alcoholic and non-alcoholic iced pops. The retro-style popsicles, which come in five alcoholic and two non-alcoholic flavours, started off being produced in a small kitchen in …

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Ulster Legend Stephen Ferris Visits Bangor RFC Ahead Of Ireland’s Clash With Reigning Champions South Africa

Former Ireland flanker, Stephen Ferris, has gone back to his roots in Ulster by visiting local club, Bangor RFC, to send a message of support to the Ireland team, ahead of their clash against reigning champions South Africa this Saturday. As part of a campaign to celebrate National Lottery funding into grassroots rugby union, Ferris …

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Charity Slieve Donard Climb Sets Record For Highest Pint Of Heineken® Served In NI

STAFF from Craigavon-based United Wines believe they have set a new record for serving the highest pint of Heineken® in Northern Ireland, all in aid of the Northern Ireland Hospice. A team of 15 staff from United Wines, one of the biggest drinks distributors on the island of Ireland, took on the challenge to serve …

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Are You Up For The Power Of 4 Challenge?

A Belfast-based company are calling on businesses and members of the public to sign up for their epic Power of 4 challenge and raise vital funds for the NSPCC’s Childline service. This is the fourth year that Debt Strategists Bell & Company have organised the event. In 2022, they raised an amazing £25,000 and hope …

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Giants And Belfast Harbour Set To Continue Community Impact In 2023/24

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are proud to announce the return of Belfast Harbour as official community outreach partner for the 2023/24 season. Operating in partnership since 2021, the Belfast Giants and Belfast Harbour have worked together on several community-focused projects, aimed at promoting equality and inclusion, as well as providing opportunities for participation and …

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Podium 4 Sport Kit Out Giants For 2023/24 Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce a new partnership with premium sports equipment supplier, Podium 4 Sport. Belfast-based Podium 4 Sport has been servicing the health and fitness industry for over 40-years, supporting a range of customers, from local schools and professional sports teams. Priding itself on dedication and professionalism, Podium 4 …

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J&K Coaches Continue To Drive Giant Success

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are proud to announce that J&K Coaches will continue as official coach partner during the 2023/24 season. J&K Coaches is one of Northern Ireland’s premier transportation companies, with a fleet of luxurious coaches throughout the island of Ireland, Britain, and mainland Europe. For over a decade, J&K Coaches has been …

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Sport NI Reports Record Engagement With Vital Water Safety Campaign

Sport NI has reported record engagement with the 2023 Get Wet Stay Safe Programme. Now in its second year, the scheme, which aims to raise awareness about water safety, has seen 729 people participate in training sessions across NI since May 2023, and over 1,300 since the campaign began. The initiative is intended to raise …

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