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Bohemian FC is delighted to announce that it has agreed a training sponsorship deal with IT Blanchardstown for the coming Airtricity League season, writes BRIAN TRENCH.

Under the deal ITB will provide subsidised training facilities, including its new FIFA 1 Star all-weather pitch.

The all-weather pitch has been open for six months. It was part-funded by Fingal County Council and has also been made available to local sports clubs. Bohemian FC will also take advantage of the Sports Management and Coaching Degree students and staff in the Institute who will provide fitness support to the senior and under 19 teams.

ITB will receive pitchside and match-programme advertising and the ITB logo is displayed on this season’s new home and away team kit.

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ITB Sports Officer Ronan Keaskin said of the sponsorship: “ITB is excited to provide one of the country’s leading football teams with ongoing support both through its excellent facilities and the additional support we can give through the Sports Management Programmes run here. We wish Bohemian FC the best of luck with their forthcoming season.”

Bohemian FC president Matt Devaney said the club was delighted to form this new relationship with IT Blanchardstown. “We have already benefited from the use of the Institute’s excellent facilities in our pre-season preparations. We were able to host several friendlies on the all-weather pitch there when Dalymount Park could not be used without great risk to the playing surface,” Mr Devaney said.

“Under the partnership with ITB our senior and under-19 teams will continue to train there and I’m sure they will draw strength from the quality of the facilities and the support of the Institute staff,” he continued.

“As a club with many young players and supporters it means a lot to us to have a close relationship with a higher education institution and as a club that is building its support and strengthening its community relations in north-west Dublin, ITB is a perfect fit.”

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