Munster Rugby Partnership


Clayton Hotels are delighted to announce a three-year partnership with Munster Rugby. This will see Clayton Hotels becoming an official sponsor of Munster School Senior and Junior Cups.

With 17 hotels across Ireland and the UK, Clayton Hotels offer luxury accommodation in strategic city and airport hotels in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Galway, Wexford, London, Leeds, Manchester and Cardiff. The hotel group have properties in Cork and recently added a property in Limerick, with a view on further expanding in both Ireland and the UK in the near future.

The partnership sees Clayton Hotels become the Official Hotel Partner to Munster Rugby with the province using Clayton Hotels for accommodation needs throughout the next three years of partnership. Munster Rugby supporters will also get to enjoy the benefits from the partnership with selected offers.

Clayton Hotels are delighted to partner with a fantastic organisation such as Munster Rugby. Through our sponsorship of the Schools Cups we look forward to witnessing the development of Munster’s future stars. While at the same time we also look forward to welcoming the teams and supporters to our hotels across Ireland.

Munster Rugby CEO Garrett Fitzgerald added, “We are delighted to welcome Clayton Hotels to our family of partners and sponsors. The Munster Schools Senior & Junior Cups are centre pieces in our rugby season and having Clayton Hotels as sponsor of these competitions between now and 2018 is a very positive addition. We also look forward to staying with Clayton Hotels when Munster Rugby teams at all levels travel in future.”

Munster Rugby & Clayton Hotels


Clayton Hotels, part of the Dalata Hotel Group PLC, has joined forces with Munster Rugby players Peter O’Mahony, James Cronin and Duncan Williams to celebrate the third year of its sponsorship of the Munster Rugby Schools Senior and Junior Cups.

Clayton Hotels kick off the third year of Munster Rugby Schools Senior and Junior Cups sponsorship


To mark the third year of the partnership, the rugby trio joined the team at Clayton Hotel Cork City to share their top tips on how they prepare ahead of a big game and speak about the importance of a good night sleep as professional rugby players.

At both schools and provincial level, Clayton Hotels is committed to providing players and supporters alike with a number of initiatives to foster up-and-coming rugby talent throughout Munster. At school’s level, Clayton Hotels will provide venues for post-match meals for teams playing locally in the Cork & Limerick areas as well as hosting informational events to engage with parents, pupils and schools.

While at the provincial level, Clayton Hotels will continue as the Official Hotel Partner to Munster Rugby. The partnership also sees Clayton Hotels provide a range of exclusive offers to members of Munster Rugby Supporters Club including pre-match offers on accommodation in Clayton Hotels throughout the 2018/19 season. MRSC members also get the opportunity to sign up to Clayton Hotel’s exclusive membership group of ‘Click on Clayton’ to avail of €10/£10 off per room per night.

Speaking about the partnership, Patrice Lennon, Head of Sales & Marketing, Dalata Hotel Group PLC said, “At Clayton Hotels, we are proud to continue our support for Munster Rugby. We look forward to sharing in the excitement of the upcoming season of schools and professional rugby and welcoming both teams and supporters to our hotels. We look forward to seeing Munster Rugby go from strength-to-strength from Junior Cup level right up to the senior teams.”

Doug Howlett, Head of Commercial and Marketing at Munster Rugby said “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Clayton Hotels. The Munster Schools Senior & Junior Cups are centre pieces in our rugby season. With the support of Clayton Hotels, we will continue to inspire and develop more talented Munster players with the skills, attributes and qualities to play for Munster and Ireland. Whether at home or away, Munster Rugby always look forward to staying with Clayton Hotels.” 

With 14 four-star hotels located across the island of Ireland including three in Munster, loyal Munster Rugby supporters will always find a bed up to the standard of their sporting heroes, both home and away.

At any Clayton Hotel, Munster Rugby supporters, along with all guests can look forward to luxury accommodation, a great night sleep and a selection of delicious breakfast options to set them up for the day.

To become a member of Munster Rugby Supporters Club, sign up today at www.munsterrugby.ie.

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