The Quarters: It’s All to Play For

It’s that time of year again. The football quarter finals in Croker. No more second chances!

At Intersport Elverys, we’re extremely proud to be the official retail partner of three out of the four teams looking to book their place in the Semis – Mayo, Galway and Kerry GAA. The latter two go head-to-head in the earlier game with the former facing off against neighbours and rivals Roscommon in the 4pm game. Suffice to say, it’s been a thrilling road up to this point for our partner counties and we can expect nothing less this weekend.

The Route

Mayo have endured possibly their most difficult championship in recent years yet have managed to stay afloat. Losing to Galway in the Connacht semi final meant they would have to play three qualifier games to progress to the All-Ireland series.

Galway fell short in the Connacht decider against a strong Roscommon side and lost out on their chance to win back-to-back Connacht titles. They faced the same fate as Mayo and had to play a qualifier against Donegal. The Tribesmen’s heads weren’t down for long as they throttled Donegal in their qualifier game in Sligo.

Kerry were able to navigate their way into the quarters after an impressive performance against Cork in the Munster final, taking home their fifth consecutive Munster title.


As retail partner to these teams in action this Sunday, it’s great to see their passion and dedication to the game translate into winning momentum.

At Intersport Elverys, we are delighted to be their destination for boots, supplying them with the latest and greatest styles to suit their play. We understand that having the right footwear is an important part of any GAA player’s game as they strive for greatness on the field.

This year Intersport Elvery’s passion for GAA is reflected in the fact that we are now proud retail partners of TEN GAA inter-county teams. We are THE destination for all things GAA.

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Sevens Heaven! Ireland Men’s and Women’s 7s Make World Cup

Ireland Men’s & Women’s Seven’s make history as they seal qualification for next summer’s Rugby World Cup in San Francisco.

It’s certainly been a summer to remember for the Irish Sevens set up. The ladies attained their best ever finish in the world series, standing 9th and an astounding 2nd in Europe. This is the highest ever finish for this young, up-and-coming side. All this means, that they’ve booked their place in the World Cup next year, as they fly stateside, home of the famous San Francisco Giants baseball team.

The men’s team finished the Grand Prix Series as runners up and reached their goal of earning a place in the 2018 RWC Sevens and also reaching the World Rugby Sevens Series qualifying tournament in Hong Kong next April. The boys in green took their chances and grabbed both.


How the Women Booked Their Spot

The Women’s World Cup hopes came down to the final leg of the Grand Prix as they needed to finish in the top 3 to qualify. They powered though the group stages in Kazan, but then came up against close rivals England in the final pool match. England, who were also World Cup Hunting, went head-to-head with Ireland but the girls in green came out on top, with a try in the dying seconds of the game.

Following the first day, that finished with two wins and one loss, it was the second day that was deemed more important. The girls knew the significance of the concluding game. Win it and they were through and that they did! Job Done. Girls Qualified. Boys up next!


The Men’s Route to Qualification

A week later, the men joined their female counterparts and qualified for the World Cup and in the process, making history as this is the first time it’s been achieved by both teams in the Ireland Sevens Programme. With the ladies last World Cup being in Moscow 2013 and the men’s being 2009, it has been a long-term goal for the IRFU to progress the sport here in Ireland.

Ireland men fell just short of winning the overall Grand Prix Series title, with only 2 points between the experienced Russian side in the end. Russia, who have also qualified for San Francisco, finished top of the series rankings with 74 points, closely followed by debutants Ireland (72) and Spain (58).

The men’s squad in Exeter were aged between 20 and 24, so youth is definitely on their side as they look forward to Hong Kong and the World Cup stage. The management team, Eddy and McDowell could hardly have asked for any better from these gutsy young players in recent weeks, after tournament wins in both Moscow and Clermont and third-place finishes in Lodz and Exeter.

With the Sevens Preseason, just around the corner both teams will be happy to rest up and enjoy some well-deserved time off with friends and family before the demanding work starts again next season.


As proud sponsor of both the men’s and women’s Sevens teams, Intersport Elverys wish them all the best in their time off – well-deserved!

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Success on the Field: The Boots Destination of Kildare GAA

Kildare are in flying form heading into this weekend’s Leinster Football final where they face their toughest challenge yet – the All Ireland champions, Dublin.

Kildare have every right to believe they can triumph after an impressive season, reaching their first final in 8 years allied to a strong league campaign. Their journey began in Tullamore in June where they produced a convincing victory over Laois. The semi-final saw Cian O’Neill’s men face off against rivals Meath in a game that no team could afford to lose. Kildare came out on top however as Meath were no match for The Lilywhites.

This year has also seen Intersport Elverys come on board as proud retail partner to Kildare GAA where our passion for GAA is reflected in the fact that we are proud title sponsor of Mayo and Tipperary as well as retail partner to EIGHT other inter-county teams.

We have become the destination for boots for this Kildare squad, supplying them with the latest and greatest boots to suit their style of play. We understand that having the right footwear is an important part of any inter-county player’s game as these players strive for greatness on the field. Kildare’s commitment and dedication to the game got them to where they are and we’re proud to be backing them on their journey.

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ICYMI: Check out Kildare GAA captain, Eoin Doyle speaking to us about previously facing the Dubs!

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