Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne launches Three Ireland Samsung Supporters Kit

Limited edition Samsung Galaxy Mini handset to feature Three Football App

Dublin: Wednesday 25th April 2012 –Three,Ireland’s largest high speed network, today teams up with Republic of Ireland defender, Richard Dunne to announce the launch of the Three Ireland Samsung Supporters Kit, which includes a limited edition Samsung Galaxy Mini.

From Monday, 7th May football fans can show their support for the Republic of Ireland football team and go green with pride with the exclusive Three Ireland Samsung Supporters Kit. Priced at €89 the Kit includes; a limited edition Samsung Galaxy Mini featuring a branded FAI supporters mobile handset cover, a watch, a ‘Support Works’ car sticker and Republic of Ireland football supporter’s pin. The Three Ireland Samsung Supporters Kit will be available from all 3Stores and stockists nationwide and online at Three.ie, while stocks last.

The limited edition Samsung Galaxy Mini features all the functionality a user would expect from a high end Smartphone in a compact design. The handset in the Kit is preloaded with two of the hottest football Apps for Republic of Ireland supporters; the 3Football App and Three Football Flick Kick game.

The 3Football App is a must have for football fans this summer, with regular newsfeeds on all of the action in Poland, squad announcements, fixtures, live match commentary, results and tables. The Fanzone will incorporate all the details of additional exciting initiatives from Three to support the Republic of Ireland Team as they’re announced, competitions to win lots of goodies, and a special Club Offer. The 3Football App will also feature exclusive updates from the Republic of Ireland team camp in Poland from Richard Dunne.

Commenting on the launch Richard Dunne said: “I am delighted to be in Dublin today to announce the launch of the Three Ireland Samsung Supporters Kit. As we get closer to June, we need our supporters to get behind the team and show their support! As part of the campaign, I’ll be sending exclusive updates to Three from Poland so the fans who can’t make it along to support us on the ground are as close to the action as possible. The 3Football App will give fans the chance to have all the updates on the squad, live commentary on the matches and the chance to win lots of football prizes at the touch of a button.”

Commenting on the launch, Sales and Marketing director, Elaine Carey at Three, said: “As proud sponsors of the Republic of Ireland football team, we’re delighted to be launching the Three Ireland Samsung Supporters Kit, marking the first step in our campaign to support the team in the run up to Poland in June. The limited edition Samsung Galaxy Mini handset is preloaded with the fantastic new 3Football App – a must have for all Footie fans to show their support for the team and keep close to what’s happening on the ground in Poland. We will be announcing a host of additional activities in the coming weeks to give Republic of Ireland fans the chance to go green with pride, and show their support for the team this summer.”

Three has launched a number of ground–breaking initiatives in the past twelve months including Ireland’s first ‘All you can eat’ data tariffs on Contract and now on Prepay, allowing customers to surf for free, with no excess data charges. Three is heavily involved in sports sponsorship, being the primary sponsor of the Republic of Ireland football team and the Football Association of Ireland. Three’s “Dare to Dream” affinity scheme offers Football Association of Ireland-affiliated clubs across the country the chance of earning cash when their members switch to Three. The more people that switch through the club, the more money the club earns as a cash bounty, to help with its support and development.

For further information on Three Football visit www.3football.ie