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NGK Northern Ireland customers witness Rugby’s Grand Slam

Four lucky NGK customers from Northern Ireland have enjoyed a memorable weekend in London that they will never forget.

The customers on the trip, hosted by Stewart Neill, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd – Area Manager for Ireland, were guests of the ignition specialist on St Patrick’s Day at the England v Ireland Six Nations Rugby International at Twickenham. They earned their place by being the top performers in NGK’s Autumn 2017 promotion that was run across all the company’s products.

Stewart said: “Unknown to the customers they stayed in the same hotel as the Ireland rugby team and were able to rub shoulders with the Irish officials and players before and after the game.

“Treated to hospitality in Twickenham before and after the game, the guests had top seats to witness what turned out to be a historic day for Irish rugby with Ireland defeating England 24-15 to carry out a Six Nations clean-sweep of wins and win the Grand Slam for a third time.”

Pictured enjoying lunch in Twickenham before the game are (L-R): Colin Adams, of Colin Adams Motor Parts in Newtownards, Alan Jardine, of Partsdoc in Coleraine, Stewart Neill, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, Sean Slane, of Mac Autoparts in Belfast, and Niall Patrick of R T Autoparts in Cookstown

Enjoying the occasion were: Colin Adams, of Colin Adams Motor Parts in Newtownards; Niall Patrick, of R T Autoparts Cookstown; Alan Jardine, of Partsdoc in Coleraine; and Sean Slane, of Mac Autoparts, Belfast.

Speaking on behalf of the customers, Niall Patrick said: “We all had a fabulous weekend and I would like to thank Stewart and NGK for the way we were looked after. NGK always do things right.” He added: “The party after the game in the team hotel was not bad either!”

Stewart Neill (centre), of NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, and Sean Slane (right), of Mac Autoparts in Belfast, wish Irish Rugby Head Coach Joe Schmidt the best of luck prior to the team’s departure to Twickenham where Ireland became Grand Slam winners


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