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  • Declan Madden And Ian McIlrath In New IRFU Roles

    The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) has announced two new appointments in the form of Declan Madden and Ian McIlrath who will become Chairman of the IRFU Management Committee and Chairman of the IRFU Rugby Committee respectively. Madden, who will succeed Finbarr Crowley, has been a member of the IRFU Committee since 2013 and has worked on the IRFU's Finance and Rugby Sub-Committees, chaired the Age-Grade Sub-Committee and Club Assistance Sub-Committee and is a member of the IRFU Charitable Tru...

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  • IRFU cautious over profits

    It has been reported that the IRFU made a surplus of €6.8m for the year 2010/11 in line with its budgeted outcome. This surplus arises from revenues of €69.3m and expenditure of €62.5m. In addition, the IRFU again invested over €10m in domestic and community rugby support and development. However, Honorary Treasurer for the IRFU Tom Grace edged on the side of caution, stating; “In arriving at this net surplus it is important to note that some €14m of revenues and €7m of costs are n...

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  • IRFU Considering World Cup Bid

    The Sunday Independent has revealed that the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) are considering a bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Philip Browne, the chief executive of the IRFU confirmed to the newspaper that it was something they are looking into but political support would be crucial. “It's something that we've looked at in the past and coming back from New Zealand (from the 2011 Rugby World Cup) and seeing what they were able to do there, we said ‘let's have a look at it again’,” Bro...

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  • Ulster Bank Extends IRFU Deal

    Ulster Bank has extended its sponsorship agreement with the IRFU until at least 2018 and the bank will continue as the title sponsor of the All-Ireland League. Ulster Bank is the official community rugby partner of the IRFU and has been helping club rugby at a community level for the past six years, investing in the domestic game through the sponsorship and resulting initiatives like the Ulster Bank League Awards and Ulster Bank RugbyForce. The latter has provided rugby clubs with the chance to...

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  • PwC Extends With IRFU

    Professional services firm PwC Ireland has announced the renewal of its sponsorship of the IRFU for another four years. As part of the partnership, PwC will continue to be the official sponsor of the Ireland Under-20, Under-19 and Under-18 sides. The sponsorship will also involve PwC supporting the IRFU’s Elite Player Pathway Programme, which identifies and supports the development of rugby talent right across the country. The programme will put support services in place to enhance and fast-...

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  • Sony Mobile Partner With IRFU

    Sony Mobile has been announced as the new technology sponsor for Irish Rugby. The IRFU and the mobile company have announced a three-year deal, with the partnership beginning ahead of the impending autumn internationals and lasting throughout the Rugby World Cup and the next three Six Nations tournaments. IRFU president Louis Magee commented: "Sony is a premium technology brand and their product design and performance is a great match for our Ireland squad. We look forward to a productive partne...

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  • O'Leary Sues IRFU

    The Sunday Times has reported that TOMAS O’LEARY, the Irish scrum-half now playing for 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...

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  • Fitzgerald Elected IRFU President

    ... 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 as the late 1970s and an IRFU statement stressed the contribution he has made in t...

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  • Vodafone To Seal €50m Ireland Kit Deal

    Vodafone is set to become the new main sponsor of the IRFU, replacing telecom competitor Three from after next year's Six Nations tournament, according to widespread reports in the Irish media. The contract, which will see the company's logo displayed on the front of the jersey of the Irish rugby national team, is reportedly worth €50m (approx £36m) over 10 years but the information has yet to be confirmed by the IRFU. O2 Ireland was previously the sponsor of the IRFU, initially striki...

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  • IRFU Take Off With Aer Lingus

    Aer Lingus have become the official airline of the Irish rugby team as part of a three-year deal with the IRFU. The agreement will see Aer Lingus support the IRFU by flying players, management and support staff around Europe as they compete in the RBS 6 Nations Championships and in other high profile international tournaments, including flying the team to England for this autumn’s Rugby World Cup. As part of the new sponsorship agreement, Aer Lingus will re-name one of its aircraft Green Spiri...

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