Garrett Fitzgerald

  • Thomond Park Naming Rights Price Halved

    ... (£600,000) per annum from any naming rights deal for their stadium at the height of the economic boom. However, the asking price is now said to be closer to €350,000 (£280,000) per annum as a result of the economic downturn Munster Rugby chief executive Garrett Fitzgerald said, ““We got outside professional help with regard to securing naming rights. There were a number of interested parties, but not necessarily at the value we had. “That was the time to be looking for naming rights w...

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  • Crunch Match Highlights Munster's Struggles

    ... €500k (or £395K) to each branch this year and next to allow them to be more competitive in the player recruitment market. Reports from Munster also revealed that the province is likely to make a €2m (£1.58m) loss this season, with chief executive Garrett Fitzgerald estimating that one likely outcome of not qualifying for the top tier of European competition would be between €500k and €1m in lost ticket revenue as well. Although there is a general expectation that the IRFU will take fu...

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  • Fitzgerald Elected IRFU President

    The Irish Rugby Football Union has chosen businessman Pat Fitzgerald to take over from Billy Glynn and become its 126th president. Fitzgerald, who won the Mr. Boots award for outstanding services to junior rugby last year, has been associated with Longford RFC since 1972 and is the first member in the club’s history to be elected IRFU president. The Kildare native is now the longest-serving Leinster branch member after acting as chairman of the Midlands area of Leinster rugby as far back a...

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  • Former London Irish Chairman Fitzgerald Dies

    Former London Irish chairman David Fitzgerald, who also captained the club for a couple of seasons in his playing days, died on Friday after a battle with cancer. Fitzgerald served as chairman of LIARFC from 2009 to 2015 and was instrumental in the negotiations that led to the takeover of the professional club back in 2012 and in guiding the club into its new training facility at Hazelwood. The 55-year-old was London Irish’s executive chairman until as recently as last year and was a director...

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  • Fitzgerald & Munster Under Pressure

    Munster CEO, Garrett Fitzgerald held a press conference at the Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick this week ostensibly to outline the details around Andy Farrell joining the province on a temporary consultancy basis. The wider issues facing the club were discussed and we’ve plucked some specific business highlights from www.the42.ie coverage. Fitzgerald discussed his own position, finding a stadium sponsor for Thomond Park, business reviews, player recruitment, paying off the stadium debt and t...

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  • Wood And Hurley Join Munster As Non-Execs

    ... president & chief commercial officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance Dee Forbes: director general, RTE Gilbert Little: director, Ammeon Ltd Keith Wood: director, W2 Consulting Killian Hurley: CEO, Mount Anvil Gerry O'Shea: president, Munster Rugby Garrett Fitzgerald: CEO, Munster Rugby Gerry O'Loughlin: independent chairman, management committee, Munster Rugby John Hartery: Professional Game Board representative Tom Kinirons: independent chair, Finance Committee, Munster Rugby...

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  • Penney Announced as Munster Coach

    ... subject to obtaining a valid work permit. Anthony Foley will continue on as forwards coach while expected change in the rest of the management team will be finalised following consultation with the new head coach. Commenting on the appointment Munster CEO Garrett Fitzgerald said, " We conducted a thorough search to find a replacement for Tony McGahan and were delighted with the calibre of the candidates. Rob Penney's record speaks for itself and we look forward to welcoming him to Munster.” P...

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  • Bank Of Ireland To Sponsor Munster Again

    ... of the contract has not been revealed, it is thought to be worth between €500,000 and €1m per year. The Bank will have its branding emblazoned upon the first team and A team playing and training kit from next season onwards and Munster Rugby CEO Garrett Fitzgerald is pleased that it is becoming the main sponsor again. “We have had a fantastic relationship with Bank of Ireland extending back to the early professional days of Munster Rugby and seeing it come full circle demonstrates the val...

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  • Moves - Munster appoint new Sales and Marketing manager

    ... to working with PepsiCo Glyn held senior sales, brand and marketing roles with Unilever and Unigate. The newly created role will focus on the commercial development of the Munster Rugby brand on a national and international basis.   Said Munster CEO, Garrett Fitzgerald: "We're delighted to be able to attract someone of Glyn's calibre to Munster Rugby. With 15 years experience in a variety of sales and marketing roles in leading multinationals we are confident that Glyn will bring a new outlook...

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  • Munster Unveil Plans For New Training Ground

    ... for the future.” Matches will continue to take place at Thomond Park and Musgrave Park in Cork, which will also still be home to the club’s administration headquarters and is due to be upgraded in the near future, and Munster Rugby chief executive Garrett Fitzgerald was keen to stress that the club will still represent the entire region. “We are very pleased that the process to identify this facility has been completed and confirmed,” he said. “In looking forward to this new and enhan...

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