Connacht Rugby partners with FREE NOW for next three years

Connacht Rugby’s Nicole Fowley and Aoibheann Reilly with Former player Denis Fogarty, Free Nowat the launch of FREE NOW’s partnership with Connacht Rugby. Photo: Andrew Downes, XPOSURE

Connacht Rugby will be partnering with FREE NOW as its Official Mobility App Partner until 2025.

The new partnership will bring Connacht Rugby and the popular mobility app together for the 2022-23 season and over the next three years. 

As part of the partnership, fans attending the upcoming matches will be able to participate in competitions for a chance to win FREE NOW vouchers. 

Welcoming the news, Head of Commercial & Marketing at Connacht Rugby Philip Patterson said they are thrilled to be partnering with FREE NOW for the next three years.

“It is clear that both organisations share the same values and ethos, and this agreement will help both FREE NOW and Connacht Rugby continue to grow, as well as offering more transport solutions for our supporters and players,” he said.

The partnership builds on the mobility app’s commitment to support local communities and organisations across the country by giving people sustainable transport solutions.

Since launching its sustainable ECO booking (EV/hybrid) option on the app last year for passengers in Galway, the uptake of green journeys on the FREE NOW app has grown by 262% with 18% of the fleet in Galway being ECO.

Speaking at the launch of the partnership Regional Development Manager for FREE NOW, Denis Fogarty said: “We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Connacht Rugby for the next three years and as a former professional player for over 12 years, I am really excited about this new sponsorship and to see FREE NOW supporting sport in the Connacht region. 

“FREE NOW has been providing public transport solutions for passengers here in Connacht for almost 10 years now and we look forward to expanding our offering further in the coming years, helping more people get from A to B thanks to our fleet of driver partners across the county.”