Leinster Branch

  • Roscrea College Threatens IRFU With Court Over Eligibility

    The Irish Times reports that Cistercian College Roscrea are threatening High Court action against the IRFU and the Leinster Branch schools committee over the eligibility of nine teenage rugby players. One of the students, having played representative age grade rugby while attending another school, was enrolled in Roscrea last September to repeat his Leaving Certificate. The Leinster schools committee’s “20 month rule” was introduced to stymie leading rugby schools recruiting talent from ot...

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  • Leinster To Wear Adidas From 2018?

    Adidas are set to take over from Canterbury as kit suppliers to Leinster in season 2018/19 on a five year contract according to the Irish Independent this week. The newspaper reported that a Leinster spokesman said the province do not comment on existing contracts but it’s understood the decision has already been made, leaving Adidas with both of Ireland’s biggest rugby brands: Munster and Leinster. It’s likely that the deal will see the Adidas Leinster gear available only through Life Sty...

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  • Fitzgerald Elected IRFU President

    ... 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 the commercial and marketing sectors in recent years. “He has co...

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  • Conrad Dublin Partners with Leinster

    Leinster Rugby has selected Conrad Dublin as their official hotel in a three-year deal. The Conrad will become the venue of choice for Leinster Rugby meetings and events, while pitchside advertising for the hotel will be displayed at both Leinster’s homeground at the RDS and the Aviva Stadium, which plays host to selected fixtures. The deal grants Conrad Dublin match day programme advertising, website branding and participation in Leinster Rugby’s loyalty club - Leinster Blue Benefits. The h...

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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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  • Leinster And Bank Of Ireland Agree Five-Year Extension

    Bank of Ireland and Leinster Rugby have announced a five year extension of their sponsorship through to the 2023 season. In addition to exclusive branding of all playing and training kits for the Leinster Rugby professional team, the partnership continues to encompass all Leinster rugby activity right through to grassroots community, schools and club level. Speaking at the announcement in Tullow RFC this week, Bank of Ireland sponsorship manager, Gemma Bell commented, “Bank of Ireland has prou...

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  • Killik & Co to Sponsor England v Barbarians

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have announced that Killik & Co, an independent financial services group based in London, will be the title sponsor for the upcoming England v Barbarians game. The Killik Cup match on Sunday 27 May 2012 will be Stuart Lancaster’s first game as permanent head coach. Killik & Co has sponsored Barbarians games held at Twickenham since December 2009 and were title sponsor for the last game, Barbarians v Australia, in November 2011. The Killik & Co pa...

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  • Samsung Joins Forces With Leinster

    Leinster Rugby have partnered with Samsung Electronics IT and Mobile Ireland, making the electronics company their official technology partner. The agreement will see academy and senior players using Samsung devices to analyse and improve their training regimes, while staff will use the technology to monitor player training levels in order to provide personal training programmes that will maximise players' performance. Leinster chief executive, Mick Dawson, said: "The technology that Samsung wi...

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  • Leinster In Partnership With BDO

    Leinster Rugby has announced a new three year partnership with Dublin-based audit, tax and business advisory firm BDO. BDO becomes the club’s official business adviser and will work on a number of joint initiatives with the Heineken Cup participants.   In conjunction with the partnership, BDO, which advises many of Ireland’s most prominent sporting clubs and several Leinster players, also plans to double the size of its Sports Advisory Unit. BDO managing partner Derry Gray said: “Here at...

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  • Over Two Thirds Of Aviva Stadium Sold For Leinster v Munster

    Leinster have announced that 38,000 tickets have been sold for their Guinness Pro12 clash with Munster at the Aviva Stadium this weekend. The annual fixture between the two provinces has taken place in the 50,000 capacity Aviva Stadium every season since 2010 and Leinster are expecting yet another bumper crowd for this weekend's game. Supporters have been advised that tickets are still available either online or in specific locations on the day. Elsewhere, Harlequins have announced that ticket s...

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