Irish Rugby star Murphy Crowe in lineout for team Opel
Irish Rugby star, Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe has been appointed Opel Brand Ambassador and presented with a new Opel Mokka. A proud sponsor of Irish Rugby and the official car partner to the IRFU, Opel Ireland welcomes Amee Leigh to Team Opel in her new ambassador role, as she and her Ireland team-mates prepare for September’s European Qualifier for the delayed Rugby World Cup 2021.
Emma Toner, Opel Ireland Marketing Director said: “As a proud sponsor of Irish Rugby, we seek to maximise our partnership with the IRFU and the appointment of a brand ambassador is a natural step for us to take to further align ourselves with the rugby arena. Amee Leigh is a passionate, driven young woman. A widely acclaimed and talented rugby player, she is the perfect Opel ambassador and equally, a strong role model for Irish women. I welcome her warmly to Team Opel and wish her continued success in her rugby career.”
An Irish rugby sevens and rugby union player from Tipperary, winger Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe began her illustrious rugby career aged 15 in her local club Clanwilliam. She was selected for the Munster Senior 15s side aged 18, was quickly identified as a talent and invited to play with the Ireland Women’s Sevens.
Amee Leigh won deserved fame as the first northern-hemisphere player to win the top try scorer on the 2018 / 2019 World Sevens Series circuit, scoring 35 tries for Ireland and named in the tournament’s Dream Team. To date, Amee Leigh has made 131 appearances for Ireland sevens, scoring 98 tries. She also plays club rugby for Railway Union.
In 2020, the new Opel ambassador returned to playing 15s rugby, as rugby sevens matches were on hold due to the COVID pandemic. Called up to the Ireland 15s team, for the 2021 Women’s Six Nations Championship, Amee Leigh’s strong performance against Italy helped Ireland to finish third overall.
Speaking at Aviva Stadium, at the presentation of her new Opel Mokka, Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe said: “I feel honoured and privileged to become part of the Opel Ireland team. As Opel brand ambassador, I’m very excited to see what our relationship holds for the future and I look forward to us making further announcements about a special Opel project in the very near future!”
She continued: “The minute I set eyes on the Opel Mokka I fell in love. The bold and stylish touch it has is amazing! It really is a punch-me moment in my life being given this opportunity!”
With the final teams to qualify out of Ireland, Scotland and Italy for the delayed Rugby World Cup 2021, due to be held in late 2022, Amee Leigh and her Ireland comrades will look to secure their place in a round robin qualifier this September 13, 19 and 25 in Italy.