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  • Dermody Leaves Leinster For HRI

    Paul Dermody, commercial and marketing director of Leinster Rugby since early 2014, is set to leave to join Horse Racing Ireland (HRI). The former commercial and sponsorship manager with the GAA will join the team, based at the Curragh. Paul Dermody stated: “I have always had a strong interest in Horse Racing and to get the opportunity to work as part of the senior team at Horse Racing Ireland is a challenge that really excites me. The Racing year is littered with many of the major events in...

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  • McGrath To Oversee €65m Curragh Development

    Former European rugby chief Derek McGrath is to oversee the planned €65 million redevelopment of Ireland’s Curragh Racecourse, according to the Irish Times. Curragh Racecourse Ltd said on Tuesday that it has appointed Mr McGrath as chief executive of the company, which will own, operate and redevelop the racecourse and training grounds in Co Kildare. McGrath was chief executive of European Rugby Cup Ltd from 2000 to 2009, when he was responsible for the the club rugby competitions, the He...

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  • Racing 92's New Stadium Delayed 12 Months

    Racing 92's new stadium in Paris will not be opened until September 30 2017 after construction problems delayed its expected completion by almost a year. The Arena 92 will hold 32,000 spectators, an 18,000 increase on Racing's current Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, and the delay has been caused by the bankruptcy of an Italian subcontractor in charge of the roof. The stadium in the western suburbs of Paris will also hold several concerts and shows and features in planning for Paris' bid for the...

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  • Merger Of Paris Clubs Shelved

    The merger announced last week between the two Paris-based Top14 sides, Racing 92 and Stade Francais has been shelved in the face of considerable opposition. “I have decided to give this beautiful project up,” Jacky Lorenzetti, president of Racing 92 said in a statement on Sunday. The players of Stade Francais had voted unanimously to take indefinite strike action and their T14 game on Saturday was called off. The LNR also postponed Racing 92’s league game after the FFR and the mayor of P...

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  • French Rugby Shocked As Racing And Stade Announce Merger

    French rugby was shocked to discover on Monday (13th March) that the two Parisian clubs playing in the T14 elite competition, Racing 92 and Stade Francais plan to merge to become one team in time to start next season in August. Both clubs have struggled on and off the pitch this season, recording among the lowest attendances in the T14. A short press release was issued in the morning, followed later by a press conference in a Paris restaurant hosted by both club presidents, Jacky Lorenzetti of R...

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  • Quinn Brought In To Head Leinster Commercial And Marketing

    Leinster Rugby have confirmed that Kevin Quinn has been appointed as the new head of commercial and marketing. Quinn takes over from Paul Dermody, who has joined Horse Racing Ireland, and he will join his new colleagues in UCD this week. A graduate of D.I.T., Quinn was founder and CEO of Ticéad Ltd, a company delivering sports event software. He was also founder and CEO of Servecast Ltd, a bespoke online video solutions company. Servecast was later acquired by Level 3 Communications where he ac...

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  • Tax Break For Irish Players

    Changes to tax rules in Ireland have been proposed to allow rugby players, and other sportsmen, to reside anywhere in Europe on retirement and still claim the 'sportsman’s tax relief'. They would also allow players to claim for any 10 years rather than compulsorily claiming for their last year as part of the relief. Ronan O'Gara is the latest Irish rugby player to become eligible for a major tax break on income earned in Ireland during his career, having retired as a player with Munster and...

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  • Rugby's Top 10 Earners Revealed

    The Association of Accounting Technicians have published a list of who they believe to be the current top 10 best paid players in rugby union, with Dan Carter reportedly set to earn more than double at Racing 92 what Leigh Halfpenny takes home at Toulon. While useful as a comparative guide, the report does not divulge whether the figures are from an official source, whether they include international earnings and off-field income as well as club salary or to which specific time period they refer...

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  • Toulouse and Racing To Play Exhibition In Hong Kong

    Toulouse and Racing Metro 92 are to become the first French sides to play an exhibition match in Hong Kong. Natixis and Team One Asia, along with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, will present the match as the Natixis Rugby Cup Hong Kong 2013 on 9 November in Hong Kong at the 8,000 capacity Aberdeen Stadium. Team One Asia will be promoting the match and company director Jean-Baptiste Aldigé has a clear vision to bring the strongest French teams from the "best rugby club championship in the...

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  • Warrington Lift E-Cigarette Ban As Part Of New Sponsorship

    Warrington Wolves have launched a partnership with the UK electronic cigarette brand TRUVAPE and will take the step of lifting the current e-cigarette ban at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.  The new partnership will see the South Stand renamed the ‘TRUVAPE South Stand’ and and special Warrington Wolves-branded e-cigarettes – or ‘vapourisers’ - will be sold to fans through the club shop both in-store and online.  TRUVAPE will be working with the Wolves to help educate fans about the hea...

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