As Ireland’s leading personal and small business bank, we value ambition, courage and excellence, three key factors in Irish high-performance sport and are proud to be able to support Irish athletes as they compete on the world stage.
We believe that greatness isn’t something you’re born with. It requires work, dedication, self-belief, and support. In 2024, Team Ireland will travel to Paris with the hopes of a nation on their shoulders and we will be supporting them every step of the way. So when our Olympians and Paralympians take to the world stage, let’s come together in raising a nation to greatness.
We are delighted to be working alongside four world class athletes who will act as ambassadors for the Bank: Olympic Champion Boxer Kellie Harrington, Olympic Badminton Player Nhat Nguyen, Paralympic Champion Sprinter Jason Smyth and Paralympic Powerlifter Britney Arendse. They sat down with us recently to share their inspirational stories through our ‘Raised for Greatness’ Series…
Olympic Champion Kellie Harrington On Her Career And The Road To Paris 2024
A national treasure whose story of bruising glory has inspired women and girls everywhere, Kellie Harrington is at a career high since taking home Olympic gold - but it’s been a long journey to here, and it’s not over yet for the Dublin-born boxer.
For more on Kellie’s story, please click here.
Olympian Nhat Nguyen On His Journey From Vietnam To Team Ireland
From a Vietnamese village to becoming an Olympian and one of badminton’s brightest stars, Nhat Nguyen knows all about perseverance. We chat to him about family, humility and the power of sport as he sets his eyes on Paris 2024.
For more on Nhat’s story, please click here.
Paralympic Champion Jason Smyth On His Life And Career
Jason Smyth has smashed many barriers - physical, psychological, sporting and social - in his life. Where did the Derry-born sprinter get his seemingly bottomless motivation, and can he keep the fire lit ahead of Paris 2024?
For more on Jason’s story, please click here.
Paralympian Britney Arendse On Pain And Persistence
Powerlifter Britney Arendse experienced a life-changing accident at just nine years old but woke up to a world where anything was possible with determination and grit. In the run-up to Paris 2024, we meet the woman who proves no obstacle is too great.
For more on Britney’s story, please please click here.
In addition to our title sponsorship of the Irish Olympic Team and the Irish Paralympic Team, permanent tsb is also proud to be title sponsor of the Olympic Federation of Ireland’s ‘Dare to Believe’ Schools Programme.
‘Dare to Believe’ was originally launched in 2019 in order to bring the spirit of the Olympic Games to the primary school classroom and inspires young people across Ireland to dare to believe in themselves. Our community ethos is a key differentiator for permanent tsb and like us, ‘Dare to Believe’ is grounded in communities across the country. In 2022, we were pleased to be able to support the programme’s expansion into secondary schools to help to further grow its impact.
A core 5th and 6th class Olympic Values programme that includes a visit from an Olympic Ambassador.
A new interdisciplinary ‘Transition Year Life Skills through Sport’ curriculum.