Supporting the community has always been a priority at Blackstone Motors, and although only opening our doors in Dundalk in January of this year (2019); we have backed Dundalk FC from 2015.
It’s mad to look back and think that in the summer of 2012, Dundalk FC came close to extinction.
In what some refer to as a Football Fairytale; in 2012, local businessmen Andy Connolly and Paul Brown of Fastfix changed the fate of the club in two foul swoops by:
- Paying off the accumulated debt of €192,000,
- Appointing Stephen Kenny as the Dundalk FC Manager at the end of 2012.
Look at the Lillywhites now – the most successful provincial club in Ireland?
Kenny diverted the Lilywhites from extinction to success during his rein at Dundalk FC; leading the black and white army to the Europa League group stages, while collecting four league titles in six seasons along the way. He secured two doubles over the past four seasons and departed Dundalk FC having clinched both the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division and FAI Cup in 2018.
Blackstone Motors have proudly worked very closely with Dundalk F.C. over the last number of years, with Stephen Kenny coming onboard as a Blackstone Brand Ambassador 2015.
In 2016, we where delighted to support the team further by providing them with a Renault TRAFIC as their highly recognisable Dundalk FC Kit Van.
If you spot the kit van out and about, take a picture and send it into us via messenger or post on Facebook, we love receiving them!
With Kenny’s departure from the club last year, his long-time assistant Vinny Perth took charge of the first team as Head Coach with Ruaidhri Higgins as Assistant Head Coach, (Ruaidhri had numerous responsibilities under Kenny including the scouting of opponents), with John Gill returning to the club as first team coach.
Vinny Perth, Ruaidhri Higgins & Martin Connolly of Dundalk FC are Brand Ambassadors for Blackstone Motors and regularly pop into our showrooms for a catch up with the Blackstone Team.
Pictured below Vinny Perth, picking up his brand new 192 Renault KADJAR, alongside Ruaidhri Higgins picking up his Renault 192 CAPTUR and Martin Connolly, Dundalk FC Youth Development Officer picking up his 192 KADJAR at Blackstone Motors Dundalk last week from Dealer Principle Paul Holland.
( Photography: Jimmy Weldon Photography)
Since 2015 the partnership has grown from strength to strength with the club receiving over 13 Brand Ambassador vehicles to date and the Blackstone Logo taking a prominent position on the sleeve of the Dundalk Jersey. It’s safe to say that both Blackstone Motors and Dundalk F.C. are proud to continue the Sponsorship and are looking forward to continued success.
Renault in Dundalk!
Since January, Blackstone Motors Dundalk have been working hard and have met a lots of the locals (C’Mon The Town), from our Clio Giveaway live on LMFM where local barber Anthony Mullholland picked up the grand prize of a 191 Renault Clio; to good-wishers and valued customers who have called in to visit us in our new showroom (thank you!).
If you would like to speak to one of our dedicated Sales Consultants about buying a new vehicle please call us on 042 933 1111. Alternatively, visit our ‘Contact us‘ page for directions to our dealership. We hope to see you soon at Blackstone Motors Dundalk.
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