SPOTLIGHT ON....4 THE PITCH

17/11/2016

We've just completed the online shop website for Irish Company 4ThePitch

Shane and Declan Supple run the business from Dublin in Ireland. Before setting the business up Shane was a professional goalkeeper in England, moving back to Ireland to play Gaelic football before becoming a Goalkeeping coach. The two brothers Shane and Declan saw a gap in the market for selling Goalkeeping gloves in Ireland, as they had to personally deal with the problem of only being able to buy them online overseas, as the selection in Ireland was so small.

The aim of their business is to sell sportswear and goalkeeper glove products directly in Ireland, making it simpler, easier and more cost effective for Irish customers to purchase these products.

Just before the launch of their new website, I caught up with Shane and Declan Supple to find out more about the business and the brothers behind it.

  • What did you want to be when you were young?
    • A goalkeeper. I met that ambition playing for Home Farm in Dublin and then in England for Ipswich Town from the age of 15 retiring at the age of 22!
  • What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
    • Don't eat yellow snow.
  • What is the biggest mistake you’ve made in business?
    • Not being realistic and lying to myself.
  • What do you like most about your job?
    • Being my own boss and working to my own timetable.
  • What do you like least?
    • All the pressure is on me and being totally accountable.
  • Who is your business hero?:
    • Steve Jobs
  • What piece of advice would you give to someone new to business?
    • Contacts are everything. Make sure you develop your contacts before you go into anything and you can live and die by Social Media
  • What is your personal ambition for life?
    • Being financially comfortable and doing something I enjoy and want to do, rather than something I have to do.

4ThePitch is the newest supplier of quality soccer & GAA Goalkeeper gloves and clothing to the island of Ireland. 

The brands are worn by some of the world’s top goalkeepers, such as French International & Tottenham Hotspur’s Hugo Llorise (Uhlsport), West Ham & Spain’s Adrian (HO Soccer) and England international & Burnely F.C keeper Tom Heaton (Precision GK). They aim to provide goalkeepers in Ireland, no matter what level or ability, with the best GK products & brands through their fast and affordable service.

Check out their website now where you can purchase their fantastic range of Goalkeeping products.

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