Garrett Tubridy

  • Seats Added For Women's RWC Pool Games

    ... 9, 13 and 17 August and additional capacity is being added to the Bowl after all three match days sold out. The second and third match days at Billings Park are sold out and additional capacity may also be added to this venue. IRFU tournament director Garrett Tubridy said: "When we marked 100 days to go we advised people to get their tickets fast, and sure enough people moved quick. Having sold out the Bowl on all days, and Billings Park on two match days, we re-visited our plans to see how we...

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  • Tubridy Prepares For Women's RWC

    ... highlights of the sporting year in 2017. It will bring the nations of the rugby world together in Dublin and Belfast and place Ireland’s capacity to organise a major event in the spotlight. Irish sport business website, Sport for Business met with Garrett Tubridy, the man charged with making sure that the spotlight reflects well and that the tournament not only passes brilliantly but that it leaves a powerful mark behind in terms of the development of women’s sport: An hour in Tubridy’s c...

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  • Penney Announced as Munster Coach

    Munster Rugby have announced that Rob Penney, former head coach of ITM Cup side Canterbury will become their new head coach for the 2012/13 season on a two year contract. The 48 year old has been head coach of Canterbury since 2006, and last season took them to their fourth straight ITM Cup national provincial title. He also has Super Rugby coaching experience with the Crusaders where he was assistant coach in 2005 when they won the Super 12 title and he has maintained his involvement with the...

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  • Thomond Park Naming Rights Price Halved

    The profit Munster Rugby could make from selling the naming rights of Thomond Park has halved, according to the Limerick Leader. The newspaper reports that industry sources estimate Munster could have made €750,000  (£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...

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  • Bank Of Ireland To Sponsor Munster Again

    Munster is set to announce the Bank of Ireland as its new principal shirt sponsor after the deal with Toyota comes to an end this summer. The Bank, which also sponsors rivals Leinster and Ulster and was Connacht’s major sponsor for 15 years until 2011 as well, is returning to sponsor the Thomond Park outfit after ending a six-year sponsorship of the club back in 2004. Toyota has been Munster’s main sponsor ever since but the Bank of Ireland is now set to replace the car manufacturer on a fi...

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  • Crunch Match Highlights Munster's Struggles

    Munster’s financial position came in for much discussion in the Irish media last week as their game against Edinburgh seemed to be deciding whether they would miss out on Champions Cup qualification next season. Although the pressure eased on Friday evening with a 27-19 victory, the financial score was not as reassuring. The Irish Independent has revealed that the IRFU is releasing an extra €500k (or £395K) to each branch this year and next to allow them to be more competitive in the playe...

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  • Moves - Munster appoint new Sales and Marketing manager

    MUNSTER rugby chiefs have appointed Glyn Billinghurst as their new Sales and Marketing Manager. Glyn joins Munster Rugby from PepsiCo where he was Sales Director (Ireland) for the past three years. Prior 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 a...

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  • Munster Unveil Plans For New Training Ground

    Munster have revealed that proposals for a new state-of-the-art, dedicated training facility on the University of Limerick campus have been given the go ahead. 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 rela...

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  • Wood And Hurley Join Munster As Non-Execs

    Munster Rugby have confirmed that Keith Wood and Killian Hurley will join the province's non-executive commercial board which provides strategic guidance, advice and support to the existing branch committee structures and management. A former Munster and Ireland player, Keith Wood has over twenty years' experience in sports marketing, brand engagement, strategic planning and sponsorship management. While Killian Hurley is co-founder and majority shareholder of Mount Anvil and has worked in the L...

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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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