EXCLUSIVE: Shelbourne announces Off The Ball as new official media partner
Shelbourne Football Club announced today that Off The Ball, Ireland’s leading cross-platform sports media brand, is its new official media partner for the 2022 season.
The multi-faceted partnership will see Shelbourne and Off the Ball join forces through exclusive interviews, a podcast collaboration, online editorial content and exclusive access to players from Shelbourne’s SSE Airtricity League Premier Division and teams from the National Women’s League for the 2022 season.
With Shelbourne FC’s first men’s first team head coach Damien Duff taking the reins at Tolka Park for 2022, Off The Ball will hold three exclusive interviews with the Reds’ new boss during the season.
Shelbourne FC will also benefit from the use of state-of-the-art audio production facilities to record podcast material, including the weekly The 1895 podcast featuring broadcaster Darren Cleary and a wide range of guest Shels.
Other elements of the partnership will include:
● Physical branding on the field at Tolka Park for Off The Ball.
● Extensive digital media collaboration between Shelbourne and Off The Ball.
● Inclusion of weekly podcast articles in OTB AM / PM broadcasts.
● Shelbourne podcast items to sow via OTB’s football-related podcast feed.
Shelbourne FC Media Officer Gavin White said: “This announcement is an important moment for our club as we look to develop the Shelbourne brand ahead of an incredibly exciting season at Tolka Park in 2022.
“With Damien Duff taking over our men’s first team and our National Women’s League team looking to defend their league title, as well as the UEFA Women’s Champions League campaign to look forward to, it’s an incredibly exciting time at Club. . the main sports broadcasting platform in the country and thus correspond to our vision of excellence in all facets of the Club.
“This is also a milestone for our media team with the exceptionally talented experienced broadcaster Darren Cleary, who works tirelessly to bring value to our club platforms. We are very happy to work with Ger, Nathan and the whole Off The Ball team. . “
Off The Ball Managing Director Ger Gilroy said: “We are delighted to be working with Shelbourne’s men’s and women’s teams as they build on their recent success. This partnership is important to us as we increase our coverage in all parts of the game in Ireland.
“The brilliant initiatives of Shelbourne supporters during the pandemic have been a real signal of the depth of love football fans in Ireland have for their clubs and our coverage will always try to reflect that. We look forward to helping to bring the stories of Shelbourne’s season alive. “