ON THE ROAD- IRISH RUGBY STAR STACEY FLOOD SIGNS UP TO TEAM OPEL
Irish Rugby star, Stacey Flood, has been appointed Opel Brand Ambassador and presented with a new electric Opel Corsa-e. A proud sponsor of Irish Rugby and the official car partner to the IRFU, Opel Ireland warmly welcomes Stacey Flood in her new ambassador role with Team Opel. Clocking up an electric performance at the recent HSBC Rugby World Sevens Series in Toulouse, where the Ireland Women’s team saw their best-ever overall finish of fourth place, Stacey was one of the nominees for the HSBC Dream Team. The Ireland back joins her team-mate and close friend, Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe, as Opel Brand Ambassador.
James Brooks, Opel Ireland Managing Director said: “As a proud sponsor of Irish Rugby, we continue to enjoy our strong partnership with the IRFU and the appointment of a second brand ambassador is a natural step for us to take, to further align ourselves with the rugby arena. Stacey Flood is a very enthusiastic, bubbly, driven young woman. A widely acclaimed and talented sportswoman, she is the perfect Opel ambassador and equally, alongside Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe, a wonderful role model for Irish women. I welcome her warmly to Team Opel and wish her continued success in her rugby career.”
From Rathmines, Dublin, and the youngest of six children, Stacey holds a degree in technology management from the National College of Ireland. A renowned sportswoman, Stacey played soccer with Cambridge Girls and ladies gaelic football for Clanna Gael Fontenoy GAA and her county Dublin, up to under-18 level, before she joined her beloved Railway Union club in 2014. Stacey quickly discovered a passion for rugby through the Ireland Women’s Sevens pathway.
The left-footed place-kicker first played for the Irish U18 Sevens side in 2014 and was quickly contracted to Ireland’s Sevens programme in 2015, aged 18. She made her international senior Sevens debut, in Kazan in 2015 and since then has played at every stage of the World Rugby Sevens Series. In May 2018 she was selected on the Dream Team at the Canadian leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series, and she made her mark as a key player in Ireland’s bid to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in 2019.