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Beibhinn Parsons Becomes Opel Brand Ambassador

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Irish Rugby star, Beibhinn Parsons, has been appointed an Opel Brand Ambassador at Bill Sheehan and Sons, Terenure, and presented with a new Opel Corsa Electric. A proud sponsor of Irish Rugby and the official car partner to the IRFU, Opel Ireland warmly welcomes Beibhinn to her new role at the Main Opel Dealer. Beibhinn joins Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe, Stacey Flood, and Linda Djougang, as an Opel Brand Ambassador.

James Brooks, Opel Ireland Managing Director said: “A proud sponsor of Irish Rugby, Opel has consistently demonstrated support for both our Men’s and Women’s teams, both at the national and international level and indeed, at grassroots levels, thanks to our Drive the Passion programme that has seen us donate hundreds of Gilbert training balls to clubs all around Ireland.”

He continued: “The appointment of Beibhinn through our partners at Bill Sheehan and Sons, is yet another demonstration of our lasting support for the Women’s teams. Beibhinn Parsons is a very driven young woman, with an infectious, endearing personality. A talented sportswoman, she is the perfect Opel ambassador and equally, alongside Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe, Stacey Flood, and Linda Djougang, a wonderful role model for Irish women. I welcome her warmly to Team Opel and wish her continued success in her rugby career.”

The Ballinasloe lass played GAA as a youngster before rugby became her passion, in a move that saw her playing winger for Blackrock College RFC and representing Connacht. Now with 21 caps for her country, winger Beibhinn first made history as Ireland’s youngest-ever rugby debutante in 2018 when aged just 16, she made her senior international debut, initially in 15s rugby, then making headlines with the 7s team. Known fondly amongst rugby circles as the Irish Flyer, she clinched the 2020 Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Player of the Year award and was also nominated for the RTE Young Sportsperson of the Year accolade in 2021.

Beibhinn, who is currently representing Ireland at the World Rugby Sevens Series Perth, was an integral member of the successful Irish Rugby Women’s 7s squad which secured their team place at the forthcoming Olympics in Paris this summer.

Speaking at the presentation of her new Opel Corsa Electric, at Bill Sheehan and Sons, Terenure, Beibhinn said: “I am over the moon with my new Opel Corsa Electric. It’s just so gorgeous and I love driving a pure electric car. It’s just so easy; I am truly converted! Huge thanks to Bill Sheehan and Sons Opel for giving me this incredible opportunity. I am so looking forward to working with Team Opel in my new role.”