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  • Electric Ireland Sponsors Ireland U20 Games

    Irish electricity provider Electric Ireland is sponsoring all of the country’s three home games in the upcoming Under 20’s Six Nations Championship. Ireland kick off their campaign against Wales on Friday, followed by a meeting with Italy on Friday March 11 and the final home game is against Scotland on March 18, with all three matches taking place on the artificial pitch at Donnybrook in Dublin. The announcement was made alongside U20 players James Ryan, Kelvin Brown, Max Deegan and Cillian...

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  • Ireland RL Sign Up McGettigan's As Title Sponsors

    Rugby League Ireland have announced a new title sponsorship by McGettigan’s for the 2015 season. This exclusive sponsorship agreement sees the McGettigan’s branding across all the teams involved in rugby league in Ireland from the domestic clubs, schools, students, State of Origin, wheelchair and Senior teams. It also sees rugby league coming to the Carlisle Grounds in Bray where the Student 4 Nations will be held. Rugby League Ireland director Richard Egan said: "RLI are delighted to announ...

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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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  • 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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  • RWC 2023 Could Be Worth €800m To Ireland

    A successful bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023 could generate an economic return of €800m to Ireland, reports Sport For Business. The figures are to be expanded upon at the European Sport Tourism Summit in Limerick next month and Keith Wood of W2 Consulting, who are hosting the Summit, provided a glimpse into the potential financial benefits of hosting the tournament. He said: "I believe that a Rugby World Cup in Ireland is one of few that would would break even as Ireland is such a popu...

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  • IRUPA Becomes Rugby Players Ireland

    The Irish Rugby Union Players Association has been re-named 'Rugby Players Ireland'. Rugby Players Ireland, the member association for Ireland's past and present professional rugby and female international players, has stated their intention of making Ireland the best place in the world to play the game - on and off the pitch. Chairman Rob Kearney unveiled the new name and vision founded on their belief of the important role Ireland's players have as key stakeholders in developing rugby in the c...

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  • RTE TV To Broadcast All Ireland Games At Women's RWC

    RTÉ television will show all of Ireland's Women's Rugby World Cup games as well as the WRWC final across all platforms, TV, radio and online, this August. RTÉ reached an agreement with eir Sport to sub-licence all of Ireland’s Women’s Rugby World Cup games as well as the final in Kingspan Stadium, Belfast on a non-exclusive basis. The tournament, which takes place in August this year, is being held in Ireland for the first time and viewers can follow the host nation’s progress throughout...

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  • Tourism Ireland Exploit Women's RWC

    Tourism Ireland has announced details of its new promotional campaign to leverage the tourism benefits of the upcoming Women’s Rugby World Cup. Tourism Ireland are looking to leverage the tourism benefits of the Women’s Rugby World Cup over the coming weeks – spreading the word through its promotions around the world in key rugby-loving countries, including Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, France, Japan, Canada and the United States. In France, Tourism Ireland will partner with Midi...

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  • Irish Sports Council Recognise RLI

    Rugby league has become the latest sport to be recognised by the Irish Sports Council with approval of Rugby League Ireland as a national governing body. The recognition will allow RLI to further develop the sport of rugby league throughout Ireland and will also allow the organisation to apply for funding from the Sports Council. RLI originally applied to the Sports Council in 2011 and began a two-year probation period on the 31 October of that year. The recognition comes just two months after...

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  • Dean Becomes Ireland Team Manager

    Paul Dean is set to become Ireland team manager replacing Michael Kearney who will step down from the role after the fixture with Australia on Saturday, November 26. Educated at St. Mary's College, Dublin, Dean represented Ireland Schools in 1977 and 1978. As a member of St Mary's College RFC 1st XV, he was selected for the Ireland XV against England in 1980 and made his senior Ireland debut against South Africa in Cape Town in 1981. He was a Triple Crown winner with Ireland in 1982 and 1985 and...

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