Ireland West Airport has announced a new partnership with Connacht rugby star Jack Carty.
As part of the deal, which was announced today (Monday), the Athlone man will "work closely with the airport on the development of new campaigns that will support local initiatives across the region, supporting local communities."
The former Marist College student plays as an outhalf for Connacht and made his debut for the senior Irish during the Six Nations campaign earlier this year.
At the age of 26, he has already racked up 119 appearances and over 600 points for Connacht.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Jack Carty said: "I’m delighted to team up with Ireland West Airport.
"As a local person from Roscommon one of my favourite career memories to date was on that famous night in 2016 when we arrived back into our local airport after being crowned PRO12 champions to a reception of over 5,000 people. It was an amazing night and one we will cherish for a long time to come.
"For me personally, there are so many positive synergies with what the airport is aiming to achieve in the local community and this partnership just makes so much sense. I can’t wait to get stuck in and am really excited to showcase some of the brilliant things we’re working on in the coming months."
The airport also released this video showing Jack practising his kicking skills on the airport's runway!