GUINNESS CELEBRATES 250 YEARS BY RAISING A PINT WITH RUBGY FANS
6 May 2009 11:48am
By Helen Bayes
Celebratory pint for fans at Harlequins v London Irish semi-final!
In a year of celebrations, the brewers of Guinness are rewarding all Harlequins and London Irish fans attending the Guinness Premiership semi-final by offering all pints of Guinness for £2.50* on Saturday 9th May.
The price reduction is in honour of the 250 years since Arthur Guinness signed the original lease on the St.James's Gate Brewery in Dublin. Throughout 2009 the makers of Guinness are celebrating this historical landmark and are proud to thank Harlequins and London Irish rugby fans for their unwavering support.
The two teams, who finished second and third respectively in the Guinness Premiership - both on 66 points - will go head-to-head for a coveted place in the Guinness Premiership final on Saturday 16th May.
Ugo Monye of Harlequins said,
"Getting to the semi-final has been a season long battle for the whole team. We've had a great season with 14 wins and a strong finish so we're all fired up for this semi-final. The team couldn't have got here without the support of our fans, they're here week-in week-out and it's great to see Guinness rewarding their loyalty. Saturday is going to be an intense local derby but we're looking to give the fans something to shout about and see them all the way to Twickenham."
Lee Bailey, Sponsorship Manager, Guinness, added,
"The fans and club supporters have been fantastic this season with record Guinness Premiership attendances across the country. As a little thank you from Guinness, we're offering Harlequins and London Irish fans all pints of Guinness for £2.50 at this weekend's semi-final. 2009 is a landmark year for us at Guinness, so we're looking forward to a special match and everyone enjoying their day with a pint of Guinness."
* This promotion is only available at the Guinness Special Events bar at The Stoop.
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.