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  • Munster Install Artificial Pitch In Cork

    Major upgrade works have commenced at the Munster’s Cork-based stadium, Irish Independent Park (formerly Musgrave Park) this week. The significant development, an integral part of the province’s long-term strategy for the Cork area, sees the installation of a modified 3G pitch surface by Tralee-based PST Sport, replacing the current grass surface. Funded in part by Munster’s own commercial revenue streams, including the Munster Rugby Annual London Dinner, and a Sports Capital Grant, the ne...

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  • Facility Developments In Dublin And Cork

    News of playing and training facility development in Ireland with the IRFU and government combining on a national training centre at Abbottstown and Munster applying for a grant to install a 4G articficial pitch at Musgrave Park in Cork. The IRFU welcomed confirmation this week by minister for transport, tourism and sport, Shane Ross TD, of the commencement of the development of phase two of the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena on the National Sports Campus in Abbottstown, on the outskirts of...

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  • Musgrave Park To Be Renamed Irish Independent Park

    Musgrave Park, the Cork home of Munster, is to be renamed Irish Independent Park in a new 10-year naming rights agreement with Independent News & Media. The partnership agreement will come into effect next season and will assist in creating permanency for Munster Rugby in Ireland's second largest city, including assisting with the re-development of the grounds. The ground has played host to five Munster fixtures this season, welcoming crowds for three RaboDirect PRO12 fixtures, one friendl...

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  • Munster Unveil Plans For New Training Ground

    ... The site, which already boasts Ireland’s first Olympic size swimming pool and first altitude training facility, will be home for the Irish Province’s first team squad and was chosen ahead of options at the Limerick Institute of Technology and the Cork Institute of Technology. No financial details have been revealed by the club in relation to how much the new facility might cost to build but rivals Leinster constructed a training ground in 2011 in Clonskeagh at a cost of 2.25 million euros...

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  • Ireland World Cup Bid Boosted By GAA

    ... the 2023 Rugby World Cup after the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) voted to allow some of the country's biggest stadiums to be used.A total of 93 per cent of delegates at the GAA's annual congress agreed to allow grounds in Dublin, Belfast, Thurles, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Castlebar used for Gaelic sports to be part of a proposed bid by the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), said to be worth €250m (£212m) to the nation's economy.The list includes Dublin's Croke Park (pictured) - the spi...

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  • Ireland Name 2023 Bid Stadiums

    ... could host the matches include venues in every province: Rugby strongholds such as the Aviva Stadium, the RDS, Thomond Park in Limerick and Belfast's Kingspan at Ravenhill were listed alongside eight GAA venues including Croke Park, Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Cork), Casement Park (Belfast), Fitzgerald Stadium (Kerry), Pearse Stadium (Galway), McHale Park (Mayo), Nowlan Park (Kilkenny) and Celtic Park (Derry). It has been forecast that hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2023 could provide a €2 billion boo...

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  • O’Regan Working On Munster’s Next Generation

    ... the last ten years and none of that would be possible without the likes of the club’s community rugby officer. O’Regan, a former Highfield RFC scrum half and youths coach himself, has worked with Munster Rugby since 1993 and is responsible for the Cork city and county region’s player and coaching pathway. “My primary function is to work with the Munster clubs and schools in the Cork area to assist with the upskilling and development of players and coaches within stage 1 (6-12 years) an...

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  • O'Leary Sues IRFU

    ... London Irish, has filed a High Court action against the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) seeking damages for an injury caused while training with the national team. The personal-injury claim was filed last week by Daly Derham Donnelly, O’Leary’s Cork solicitors. It is the first time a player has sued the IRFU over an injury in the professional era. O’Leary, 30, is seeking compensation for an eye injury suffered in March 2011 when training with Ireland before a Six Nations match agai...

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  • Ulster Bank Roadshow To Advise Irish Clubs

    ... organiser, Sport for Business is hitting the road over the next three weeks with a special “Help for What Matters” Rugby Club Roadshow backed by Ulster Bank and supported by the IRFU. The roadshow will visit Galway (Feb 28th), Limerick (Mar 5th), Cork (6th), Dublin (7th) and Belfast (13th) providing practical knowledge and help in areas of importance to clubs ranging from sponsorship and fundraising through to grant application and building a place for the club within the wider community. E...

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  • Crunch Match Highlights Munster's Struggles

    ... will take further supportive steps to ensure Munster get back on track financially, there’s also pressure of re-paying the union for their share of the mortgage on Thomond Park stadium by 2019. Pundits expect the corporate sponsors in Limerick and Cork to be approached with ever-more creative partnership packages to fill the commercial gap. But the appointment of new director of rugby Rassie Erasmus is hoped to be the most significant sign of the beginning of a new successful era for Munster...

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