BoyleSports acquires former Hacketts betting shops

Four former Hacketts stores to rebrand and reopen as BoyleSports

BoyleSports has acquired four Hacketts outlets from liquidators. Photograph: Pat Healy/PA Wire

BoyleSports has acquired four Hacketts outlets from liquidators. Photograph: Pat Healy/PA Wire

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Irish bookmaker BoyleSports, has acquired a number of Hacketts outlets from the High-Court-appointed liquidators, Ken Tyrrell and Declan McDonald of PwC.

The stores, which will be reopened immediately, are at Cashel Co Tipperary, Callan Co Kilkenny, Mountmellick Co Laois and Rathkeale Co Limerick.

Each of the four stores will be rebranded as BoyleSports outlets.

Boylesports is currently completing a €4 million three-year renovation programme across its estate. In a statement the company said the newly-acquired shops will now be included in that programme.

This acquisition of the four stores brings the number of BoyleSports outlets in Ireland to 212.

Head of Retail at Boylesports Jenna Boyle said: “We were saddened by the liquidation of Hacketts, which has been an integral part of the Irish bookmaking landscape for over 50 years.

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