Who’ll Be Semi Final Bound?

The last round of the first ever Super 8’s is upon us. After a less than exhilarating first round in Croke Park, things really heated up in round two when the games were moved around the country. Dublin and Galway have already secured their places in the semi-finals, while Kildare and Roscommon have both already been eliminated with a game to go. However, there are still two places up for grabs and Monaghan, Kerry, Tyrone and Donegal will do everything in their power to snatch the final two places. This weekend is shaping up to have some absolutely cracking games.

Group 1

Group One looks very intriguing ahead of the weekend’s action. There are a number of different things that can happen. Galway have already qualified but need to secure at least a point against Monaghan to secure top spot and avoid Dublin in the semi-final. However if Monaghan win, they will secure top spot. Interestingly, a loss for Monaghan would open the door for Kerry (as long as the beat Kildare by a couple of points) to sneak into the semi-final’s at the Ulster sides expense, meaning Galway would top the group. It’s really all to play for and with both games being played at 6PM on Saturday evening, it could really go down to the wire.

Shop Galway GAA HERE.            Shop Monaghan GAA HERE.                 Shop Kerry GAA HERE.                 Shop Kildare GAA HERE.

Group 2

Group two is much more straight forward. Dublin are on 4 points and have topped the group, due to the fact that they have a better head to head record against both Donegal and Tyrone after beating both. Dublin’s game against Roscommon pretty much a dead rubber at Croke Park (aside from the fact that Mayo against Kildare in the U20’s Final is on before it). Donegal against Tyrone is a straight forward shoot out, like a traditional quarter final game. The winners will progress to face the team that come out on top of Group One in the semi-final. That game should be a belter.

Shop Dublin GAA HERE.               Shop Tyrone GAA HERE.                 Shop Donegal GAA HERE.     Shop Roscommon GAA HERE.

It will be fascinating to see how both groups work out. We look forward to looking on from afar!

Shop all things GAA in-store at Intersport Elverys or online HERE.

Intersport Elverys | Run Happy Event | Kilkenny

The first series of the Run Happy Event has been announced for Kilkenny on the 4th of August.

As we usually do here at Intersport Elverys we’ll be kicking off our Saturday at parkrun. We’ll be on site at Kilkenny parkrun warming up from 9:00am and running at 9:30am, followed by a quick stretch, chat and to catch our breath. We’ll then head over to our store on Parliament Street, Kilkenny for our Run Happy Event.

We are teaming up with:

Brooks Running

Brooks Running will be on hand to talk us through their latest running shoe, the Ghost 11.

The Ghost 11 has a deep rooted fan base and it’s easy to see why. The Ghost 11 uses DNA Loft cushioning that provides soft cushioning for long runs yet is responsive enough for shorter distance races or interval sessions. The Ghost 11 is the Swiss army knife of running shoes. Join us in-store to try on and learn more about the latest innovation by Brooks Running.

TJ Reid Health & Fitness

Hosting a fun fitness challenge we want you to test yourself and go one on one against TJ Reid. We’ll ask you to push yourself under the watchful eye of the TJ Reid Health & Fitness staff who will provide demonstrations and judge the challenge.

The TJ Reid Health & Fitness team will also be on hand to answer all you questions and provide expert advice on all things health and fitness.

The Black Cat Café

Needing no introduction, we are extremely lucky to have The Black Cat Café providing refreshments for your post run recovery. Locals know what to look forward to and first timers are in for a treat!


Saturday 4th of August

Walk, jog or run with us at Kilkenny parkrun here

Join us in-store on Parliament Street Kilkenny from 11am

We hope to see you there.



*During the Run Happy Event we would like to capture video and photos for promotional activation’s on social media for future Run Happy Events. We will endeavour to avoid filming anyone outside of parkrun and only film those who are happy for us to do us.  Should you not wish to feature in the promotion please make this clear to Run Happy Event staff. Photographer will be easily identified.*


Irish Teams Rugby Sevens World Cup Journey

The Irish Men’s and Women’s rugby sevens teams travelled to San Francisco last week, with high hopes of achieving good results at the World Cup and they did not disappoint. As the two team’s main sponsors, we were watching on with excitement as well as nervousness and we’re extremely proud of how the two teams fared! The men did fantastically well and won the Challenge Trophy (finishing 9th out of 24 overall) on Sunday after beating Australia in the final. The women’s team also performed magnificently well finishing 6th overall, which is their best ever result in a World Cup! Beating one of the favourites England in the last 16 was a great result and springboard for the rest of the tournament. The two teams should be very proud of themselves and build on this success going forward. The sky is the limit of what these two teams can achieve in the future!

Both the men’s and women’s World Cup Sevens competitions were won by New Zealand.

Ireland Men’s Sevens Tournament progress – Challenge Trophy Winners

Pre-round of 16

Ireland 17-12 Chile

Round of 16

South Africa 45-7 Ireland

Challenge Quarter Final

Kenya 14-24 Ireland

Challenge Semi Final

Ireland 27-12 Wales

Challenge Final

Australia 14-24 Ireland

The World Cup Champions are New Zealand beating England 33-12.

Ireland Women’s Sevens Tournament progress – 6th Place Overall

Round of 16

England 14-19 Ireland

Quarter Final

Ireland 0-45 New Zealnd

5/8 Place Playoff

Ireland 20-15 Russia

5/6 Place Playoff

Ireland 7-12 Spain

The World Cup Champions are New Zealand beating France 29-0.

Shop Ireland Rugby Sevens HERE.

WGPA OPRO Mouthguard Launch

The WGPA today announced the launch of a new licensed mouthguard, in the latest extension of a partnership with world-leading manufacturer OPRO. The OPRO Power-Fit model, which is the pinnacle of Self-Fit technology, will carry WGPA branding and be available online and instore through Intersport Elverys.

Each one is handmade and the combination of the patented Power-Cage and Power-Fit mouthguard create the best-fitting, most highly retentive mouthguard. Years of research and development have gone into the creation of this innovative product which provides unparalleled fit and comes with an 12 Month Dental Warranty worth €20,000.

OPRO has been a partner of the WGPA since the start of 2017, when it became mandatory for all Ladies Football players to wear a mouthguard at training and in games. OPRO supply all members of the WGPA who play Ladies Football with a mouthguard, ensuring enhanced player welfare and a safer playing environment, reducing the incidence and severity of sports-related dental injuries.

Ladies Football stars Saoirse Noonan (Cork) and Neamh Woods (Tyrone) were present at the launch of the new mouthguard in Intersport Elverys flagship store on Henry Street in Dublin. Tyrone captain Woods commented “It’s great there is now a premium mouthguard product available to purchase which directly supports female players and it’s further recognition of their commitment. They are really comfortable and feel like they’re providing maximum protection.”

David Allen, CEO of the OPRO GROUP, added “We’re delighted to launch the WGPA licensed Power-Fit mouthguard, which further extends our commitment to helping Ladies Football and Gaelic Football across all levels. OPRO as a business is founded on a desire to protect athletes and encourage people to participate and this collaboration with WGPA, we believe, will inspire Women and Girls at all levels to increase participation in the sport whilst wearing the best fitting mouthguard.”

Anne-Marie Hanley, Senior Marketing Manager at Intersport Elverys added “As retail partner to the WGPA, we’re delighted to support key supplier OPRO on this initiative to distribute their new OPRO Power-Fit model mouthguard. All gaelic players must wear a mouthguard and this new concept from OPRO and the WGPA will result in more female players feeling comfortable in the fact that their dental health is protected. This will hopefully have a positive knock-on effect of more younger girls playing football. “

The OPRO Power-Fit model will carry WGPA branding and is available in selected stores and from Elverys.ie. OPRO is a well-established supporter of Gaelic Games as an official partner of GAA / GPA. Buy your WGPA mouthguard in-store at Intersport Elverys on online HERE.

See more on OPRO products at https://www.opro.com.

Intersport Elverys Charity Partnership Terms and Conditions


These Terms and Conditions apply to the charity partnership proposal between Intersport Elverys and said charity. By submitting your entry, you agree to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions:

  1. The Application process opens at 09.00 on Monday, 20th July 2020 (the “Opening Date”) and closes at 17.00 on Friday, 31st July 2020 (the “Closing Date”). No entries shall be accepted before the Opening Date or after the Closing Date. [Applications are limited to (1) entry per email address.] Applications not in accordance with the entry instructions are invalid.
  2. The Application process is open to registered Charities in Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, with national reach. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for applications that are misdirected, lost, delayed, damaged or corrupted due to any computer malfunction, virus, bug, delay or other reason whatsoever. The application process is specifically closed to employees of the Promoter, any associated companies, their families and anyone professionally involved in this promotion.
  3. 4.   NO purchase is required to enter this application process. Applications should be no more than a two-page proposal, or 2-3 min video answering the following questions:
  • What is the problem your charity is aiming to address?
  • How will a partnership with IE deliver a solution?
  • What can you achieve with the support of IE that you couldn’t without it?
  • What will your fundraising target be and how will the funds be utilised?
  • How will you ensure a sustainable legacy?
  • What would a calendar year of activity look like?
  • How will this partnership engage with IE staff and the wider sporting community?
  • Send applications directly to marketing2@elverys.ie
  1. The benefits that the successful charity will avail of include:
  • A six-figure funding donation.
  • A schedule of rights, including unique association with the IRFU, Canterbury and Intersport Elverys brands which will allow your charity to raise awareness of your work and will provide additional fundraising opportunities including:
  • A Mascot place at a Senior Men’s Home International
  • 2 x tickets for each Senior Men’s Home International
  • Pitchside branding
  • Player appearances
  • Signed merchandise
  1. The successful application will be informed by the 10th of August. The Promoter’s decisions shall be final. No correspondence will be entered into. The successful application will be selected by a review panel and must align with the conditions below:
  • Be a registered charity in Ireland/NI with a national reach.
  • Be aligned to one or more of: sport, health, youth, education, social inclusion.
  • Use the partnership to create a tangible and lasting legacy.
  • Have an account manager to handle the partnership.
  1. The successful charity will be contacted by their phone number within 48 hours of being chosen. If the Winner cannot be contacted and does not respond within 48 hours of contact, the Promoter reserves the right to select another charity from the remaining eligible entries.
  2. The successful charity agrees to take part in any publicity at the request of the Promoter. By entering, entrants agree to the Promoter’s unrestricted use of any publicity for the Promoter’s own purposes in all activities including, without limitation, marketing and promotional activities worldwide including use on the Promoter’s websites, social networking platforms and national media.
  3. The Prizes may be altered or varied at the Promoter’s sole discretion and substituted with a prize which, in the Promoter’s sole opinion, is a suitable alternative. No cash alternatives are available. The Promoter does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up a part of the Prizes in the time frame outlined.
  4. The prizes must be used by charity for fundraising purposes, subject to approval of the Promotor.
  5. Personal data which is provided by you when you enter will be processed in a database for the purpose of managing entry into the application process only. By providing us with any personal information, you consent to the processing and storage of your personal information for this purpose. If you withdraw your consent, you will be withdrawn from the application process.
  6. The Promoter reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions and/or cancel the application process at its sole discretion.
  7. The Promoter of this Competition is Staunton Sports Limited, whose registered office is ElverysSports Ltd. Head Office. Moneen Bradagh Ind Est, Moneen, CastlebarF23TE27, Co. Mayo.
  8. To the maximum extent permitted by law the Promoter and its related entities shall not be liable for any claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for damages or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with receipt, ownership and/or use of the Prizes.
  9. By entering, entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. All entry instructions form part of these Terms and Conditions. Irish law governs this Competition and each party submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts.

Nike Metallic Sheen Collection – Training

Stay ahead of the curve. The new Nike Metallic Sheen Collection captures beauty in motion. The collection features shoes and apparel for running and training, empowering self-expression through workout.

The collection features a new fabric that gives a liquid-like matte shine look along with asymmetry, curved lines and colour block design details that provide a modern aesthetic to this mix of Nike Running, Training and Sportswear apparel. Wrap details and smart seaming both flatter fit and facilitate distraction-free workouts.

Also included in the collection are tried and tested running and training footwear.  The Nike Metallic Sheen features the Nike Air Bella Train, Nike Free TR 8, Nike Metcon 4. Three completely different training shoes that cover you however you like to train. Also included in the collection is the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35, a shoe steeped in running history.

Key Apparel


A lightweight T-shirt with Nike Dry fabric that will keep you dry and comfortable on every run.


This bra is perfect for light training such as weights, walking or yoga. The Nike Indy Shine Bra gives light support while featuring a low U-neck design in both front and back provides minimal coverage while cut-outs on the straps and a subtle sheen to the fabric elevate style.


Providing optimum coverage with virtually no restriction on range of movement, these Nike Epic Print ¾ Tight  are ideal for any type of workout.

To see the full Metallic Sheen collection hit the link to our website.