Irish tickets operator Tickets.ie is to sponsor the Dublin team taking part in one of Europe’s premier female amateur boxing tournaments.
‘The Golden Girls Championships’ begins in Sweden tomorrow (Friday), with 17 Irish boxers taking part in the competition.
Founded in 2004, Dublin-based Tickets.ie issues 2.7 million tickets annually for thousands of events, and for the past five years has been a finalist in the Deloitte Fast 50 award programme. Tickets.ie has collaborated with Microsoft to provide technology and servicing, including hosting of the product on its high-capacity Azure cloud platform.
The partnership came about due to the Tickets.ie chief executive John O’Neill’s interest in boxing.
O’Neill said: “Through my own personal involvement with Baldoyle Boxing Club I got to hear about the Dublin team travelling to the Golden Girls Championships in Sweden. I saw first-hand the dedication, commitment and level of preparation that these young ladies, their families and their trainers have put into boxing. Some of their stories and the sacrifices they have made are truly inspirational.
“These young ladies are national role models for girls’ participation in sport. With the right support, they have the potential to become our future Olympians and sporting heroes. Tickets.ie wants to help them on that journey. I wish them the very best of luck in Sweden and hope as many people as possible get behind our golden girls!”
Late last year Tickets.ie announced it had recruited 20 new employees to help with the development of a new product that will streamline sales for events and combat touting.