Gaelic football

  • Gaelic coverage for Scottish rugby

    Scotland’s leading rugby union clubs are on the verge of agreeing a deal with Gaelic-language satellite television broadcaster BBC Alba to show 12 live matches this season. The plan is for them to cover five Division One matches held on Saturdays and have another seven moved to Sunday afternoons to attract a larger audience. 

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  • Ireland World Cup Bid Boosted By GAA

    Ireland could formally enter the race to host 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 incl...

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  • Ireland To Bid For Rugby World Cup In 2023

    At the International Rugby Board (IRB) conference this week Ireland revealed that it is considering making a bid for the Rugby World Cup in 2023. Ireland has reportedly been considering a bid for over a year having seen New Zealand stage the event in 2011 and if it does go ahead, the plan is for games to be played in both the north and south of the country at rugby union and Gaelic games venues.  Ireland’s sports minister Leo Varadkar says hosting the world's third biggest sporting event wo...

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  • Ireland RWC 2023 Bid Confirmed

    The Irish Rugby football Union (IRFU) has confirmed its intention to submit a bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Irish Government and the Northern Ireland Executive, both of which have pledged their support for the tournament bid. A bid from Ireland has been on the cards since a government taskforce was asked to assess the suitability of a bid in January 2014 and no other nations have formally launched bids yet but South Africa, France, Italy...

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  • O'Neills Break New Code

    ... the stock over, is very expensive.” O'Neills are firmly established in Ireland, the leading provider of team wear to Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) sides; a total of 28 of the 32 Irish counties work with a company founded in 1918 as a provider of Gaelic footballs and Hurling balls. They also operate in a wide variety of other sport and are the kit provider for the Irish Paralympic team. The tie-up with Harlequins is a significant move forward in the UK, where previously their highest profi...

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  • Rugby Dominates Irish TV Ratings In 2015

    ... matches at the Rugby World Cup on free-to-air commercial broadcaster TV3. The country’s games against Italy, Argentina and France were watched by an average audience of 956,600, 1.1 million and 1.2 million respectively, all beating the All-Ireland Gaelic football that has traditionally been Ireland’s most popular television event of the year. That attracted 882,000 viewers on RTE, Kilkenny’s victory over Galway in the GAA hurling final attracted an average of 742,000 viewers and Ireland...

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  • Case Study: IRFU Social Media In February

    The social media activity of the IRFU in February has been analysed against other Irish sporting bodies by social media agency, Sportego. The GAA (Gaelic sports association) produced over one thousand social media posts during the month with Irish Rugby following in frequency on 611 (more than 20 per day on average). The key figures studied are growth per month, amplification rates and engagements. 1.35m followers for Irish Rugby represented a 1.9% increase on the previous month. Amplification (...

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  • Ireland On The Search For Sevens Talent

    The IRFU have issued an open invitation to all male athletes, from all sports, to consider if they have what it takes to be part of the new Irish Rugby Men's Sevens Programme. The Union will host four Talent Identification Days (TID) to be held in locations around Ireland in January 2015 which will test the speed, power and endurance of players to see whether they have the physical characteristics to become an elite level sevens player. The IRFU are hoping to see the best rugby club talent avail...

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  • Bath Chairman Craig To Be Champions Cup Director

    ... bigger picture, to look beyond self-interest and bring some serious business clout to the table.” Craig bought Bath in 2010 and reportedly played a key role in negotiating the new European tournament structure. A former footballer, rugby player and Gaelic footballer, McNaughton has served roles with Leinster and the Ireland national side and has working experience in banking and finance from time spent in Chicago after his playing career. Fontes is the former president of Clermont Auvergne an...

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  • London Irish Announce Five-Year Kit Deal With O'Neills

    London Irish have announced a new five-year partnership with leading Irish sportswear manufacturer O’Neills Irish International Sports Company Ltd. The deal will see O’Neills produce all playing and replica kit for the club at senior and academy levels, ranging from under 13 to the first team squad. O’Neills will also take responsibility for the management of a new London Irish online store and develop an international third party retailer network globally. The new O’Neills range will s...

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