Lisburn Distillery Football Club is delighted to confirm that the award-winning Echlinville Distillery is continuing its valued sponsorship and remains as our “Back of Shirt” sponsor for the 2018-2019 season.
This is the third consecutive season that The Echlinville Distillery which is based just outside Kircubbin on the Ards Peninsula, has sponsored the club. For the forthcoming season the distillery’s multi-award winning Dunville’s Irish Whiskey brand will appear on the first team home and away kits. There is added historical significance to the partnership in that Echlinville is home to the iconic Dunville’s Irish Whiskey brand. Distillery Football Club was originally founded by employees of the Dunville’s distillery – then based in Belfast – in 1880. The distillery closed its doors in 1936 and Dunville’s Whiskey was consigned to history until Echlinville revived the brand in 2013.
The Echlinville Distillery will also continue to sponsor the popular “Player of the Month” award. This will now be known as “The Dunville’s Whiskey Player of the Month Award”.
Lisburn Distillery director Terry Thompson said; “I would like to thank everyone at The Echlinville Distillery for continuing their much valued sponsorship – it really is very genuinely appreciated by everyone involved with the club. We had a positive season last year on the pitch and we hope to build on that again.
We have had a great relationship with Echlinville for the the last two seasons and have watched them go from strength to strength on many fronts and it will be with great pleasure and pride that we will have “Dunville’s” on our shirts this season. To be re-connected with Dunville’s again is something very special indeed and it would be fantastic if we could transfer some of that award-winning spirit from the cask to the pitch over the forthcoming season. Again, I would like to thank Shane Braniff and the Echlinville team for their generous support.“
Shane Braniff, owner of The Echlinville Distillery, said: “We are delighted to continue our successful relationship with Lisburn Distillery Football Club. It was the founding goal of The Echlinville Distillery to revive the iconic Dunville’s Irish Whiskey brand and introduce ‘The Spirit of Belfast’ to a new generation of whiskey enthusiasts. As Dunville’s spiritual home, it makes perfect sense for us to rekindle the relationship between Dunville’s Irish Whiskey and Distillery Football Club. With the recent release of our Dunville’s PX 12 Year Old Single Malt and excitement building for the upcoming release of our multi-award winning 17 Year Old Port Mourant Rum Finish Whiskey, the 2018/19 season is looking bright for Dunville’s Whiskey and, we hope too, for Lisburn Distillery FC. We wish everyone at the club the best of luck in the new season.”
Pictured with the 2018-2019 shirts at Echlinville Distillery are (L-R) Clare Quinn (Sales – The Echlinville Distillery), Terry Thompson (Director – Lisburn Distillery FC) and Suzanne McCullough (Marketing – The Echlinville Distillery). Picture – David Hunter.
Pictured with the 2018-2019 shirts at Echlinville Distillery are (R-L) Suzanne McCullough (Marketing – The Echlinville Distillery) and Clare Quinn (Sales – The Echlinville Distillery). Picture – David Hunter.