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Mazda rugby roadshow continues for second successive year with Connacht rugby stars

CarsBy Robbie Farrell
You could get the chance to meet your favourite Connacht Rugby stars
You could get the chance to meet your favourite Connacht Rugby stars

Mazda Ireland has announced the return of it’s hugely-successful Mazda Rugby Roadshow with several events taking place in rugby hotspots across the country over the next couple of months.

A host of Connacht Rugby players including Ireland star and Mazda Brand Ambassador Kieran Marmion along with Mazda brand ambassador Denis Buckley will be in attendance at the events making them the perfect opportunity for kids to meet their rugby heroes in the midst of the highly-anticipated Rugby World Cup.  

The roadshow will be driving into Carton House in Kildare on Saturday 17th October and Buccaneers RFC, Athlone (Robbie Henshaw’s home club) on Sunday 8th November and the events are the perfect opportunity for young rugby fans to meet their Connacht and Irish Rugby heroes while receiving top tips and taking part in skills workshops on the day to help them become rugby stars in the future!

While the kids are in safe hands with their rugby heroes and the Mazda Rugby Roadshow crew, the adults can have some fun of their own and take a test drive in one of the stunning fleet of all-new Sixth Generation Mazda vehicles on site, staffed by Mazda experts who will be on hand to answer any technical questions.

Commenting ahead of the Mazda Rugby Roadshow, Brand Ambassador Kieran Marmion said: "The Mazda Rugby Roadshow is all about adding value for our fans, and in this case some of our most important ones – the young fans who eat, sleep and breathe rugby!  

"Myself and the rest of the lads are looking forward to getting on to the pitch with the kids at these 3 exciting events, showing them some skills and sharing a few tips.

"This will be my first year at the Mazda roadshows, but I know the lads from the team last year were blown away by the turn out and the enthusiasm of the kids on the day.  We may have even spotted some starts of the future in action!”

Following on from this Avril Brophy, Marketing and Communications Manager, Mazda Ireland said: "We at Mazda Ireland are delighted to be bringing our successful Mazda Rugby Roadshow around Ireland again in the next couple of months and we‘re very excited to have our new Brand Ambassadors Kieran Marmion and Denis Buckley, two of Connacht Rugby’s brightest young stars, on board for the season and they’ll be making an appearance at some of our events. 

"As a long-term sponsor of the team, we wanted to create an activity that could grow and develop each year and add real value for the fans.  

"The Mazda Rugby Roadshows are fun for the entire family and bring our association with Connacht rugby to life by allowing the young fans to meet their sporting heroes, while older fans in the family can get up close and take a test drive in one of the stunning Sixth Generation Mazda vehicles.  

"The cars will be on-site for the day with our experts available to talk through each cars state-of-the-art features and answer even the most detailed technical questions from the motoring enthusiasts in the family."