Connacht Rugby have announced that they are extending their partnership with Genesys for another two years.
Genesys will now continue to be a sponsor of the club through to 2025 with this new deal.
The prime sponsorship includes Genesys branding featured on all Connacht Rugby apparel, as well as matchday shirts and the club’s full retail range.
Genesys will also remain the Principal Partner of the Connacht Women’s team for this extended period.
The tech company became the first Title Partner of the Connacht Women in 2020, providing significant support for the growth of the women’s game in Connacht at all levels.
“The values Connacht Rugby display of inclusion and community reflect Genesys’ own deep passion for a healthy lifestyle and sense of community,” said Joe Smyth, Vice-President of R&D at Genesys.
“Our roots are firmly established in the West of Ireland thanks to the blossoming tech talent in the region and investments in organisations such as Connacht Rugby who possess the expertise to build strong communities.”
The California based software multinational has had a presence in Galway since early 2018, when they acquired the local software firm Altocloud to add their expertise to Genesys’ customer service AI platforms.
Since that time, the number of people the company employs in Ireland has grown from 22, to over 300 as of last month.
Further expansion is in the pipeline, with plans to hire more than 100 additional employees this year.
Willie Ruane, CEO of Connacht Rugby, said that they are thrilled to continue a “thriving partnership with Genesys.
He added that it presents a “fantastic opportunity” to have an impact in the local community, and the wider global rugby audience.
“They have made a real impact in our community over the years, through their investment in the West of Ireland and the resultant jobs they have created,” Willie Ruane said.