Antrim Grammar boys get hands on PRO 12 trophy

Antrim Specsavers store director Davin Quinn pictured with Antrim Grammar's 1st XV captain Daniel McGrandles and members of the 1st XV team during last week's event with the PRO 12 trophy.

Antrim Specsavers store director Davin Quinn pictured with Antrim Grammar's 1st XV captain Daniel McGrandles and members of the 1st XV team during last week's event with the PRO 12 trophy.

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Rugby fever came to Antrim Grammar School last week with the visit of the Guinness PRO12 rugby trophy thanks to Specsavers Antrim.

As an official sponsor of the Guinness PRO12 match officials and referees, Specsavers is also the official optician and hearing services partner of the Guinness PRO12, providing expert eye care for players and officials, ensuring no ‘should’ve gone to Specsavers’ moments on the pitch.

The partnership also highlights the importance of eye and hearing care in sport, especially playing a contact sport like rugby.

Store director Davin Quinn, Specsavers Castlemall Antrim says: ‘We were delighted to bring a bit of excitement to Antrim Grammar with the Guinness PRO12 Trophy. There has been a fantastic buzz about the country with the Rugby World Cup being on and the PRO12 tournament allows the local community to also enjoy some of that action.’

Davin continued: ‘The trophy tour has also given us a chance to get out and meet schools, clubs and specialist facilities in our local community, reminding them of how important eye and hear care is when playing sports, and that we’re here to ensure they can be future stars on the pitch with a healthy eyesight!

“Indeed Specsavers in Antrim offers free contact lenses trials to enable sports people to see how much they can improve their sports performance.’