Ireland’s newest and fast emerging concept clothing brand – shadow have agreed a multiyear sponsorship deal with Triathlon Ireland which sees shadow appointed as the official clothing supplier until the end of 2016.
A range of both performance and leisure clothing was on show at Triathlon Ireland’s Talent Identification Day in Athlone last weekend, modelled by Age Group triathletes Oisin McGrath and Carrie McGowan, along with members of the National Junior Squad.
Along with proving Ireland’s top Elite Triathletes with Tri-Suits, Cycling, Athletics, Podium-Wear and Leisure-Wear for international competition there is also a range of kit available for Age-Group athletes.
The success of Triathlon Ireland’s elite athletes in recent years has been matched by that of Age-Group athletes racing in European and World Championships. A 400 strong team is expected to travel to the World Championships which take place in London in September this year, a record number for the Governing Body.
“There is a fantastic range of clothing and accessories available to our triathletes now. shadow have worked closely with us to ensure the quality and design of the clothing is the best available, so that in future our teams travelling abroad with look as good as they perform” commented Triathlon Ireland CEO, Chris Kitchen.
Speaking at Triathlon Ireland’s Talent Identification Day, shadow‘s Creative Director Susan McGowan added, “as an Irish company, shadow are very proud to be partnering with Triathlon Ireland to assemble a premium technical and leisure kit that demonstrates a strong, cohesive and unified brand for our Irish team. We are entirely confident that this will be mirrored by the strength and success of the ever-increasing number of Irish Triathletes throughout the coming season.”
A full online Kit-Store will form the ordering and customisation hub for Age-Groupers; allowing athletes to personalise everything from Tri-Suits to Backpacks. The Kit-Store will be launching in the coming days at www.triathlonireland.com and also from the shadow website at www.raceyourshadow.com
Athletes keen to order their Team Ireland personalised Tri-Suit straight away can email TI Age-Group Account Manager firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
A network of independent triathlon retailers are currently being established to carry the full range of Triathlon Ireland Performance and Leisure Wear, as well as housing a Tri-Suit Sample Size-Set for athletes. More details on this network will be launching in the coming weeks.