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  • Rugby Visitor Centre Planned For Limerick

    A €10m (£8.4m) high tech visitor centre completely dedicated to rugby is to be opened in Limerick. The digital interactive 30,000 square foot exhibition space - for both Irish and international rugby fans - will open its doors in September 2019. Ireland and Munster legend, Paul O'Connell will head the advisory board of the new centre. The board will also include leading figures from the world of sport, business and tourism. "The objective of the visitor centre is to operate as a fitting tribu...

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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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  • Munster United In New Limerick Training Centre

    Munster have one training centre for the first time in the modern professional era with the opening of new EUR9.5m (£8m) High Performance Centre on the premises of University of Limerick this week. The branch won two Heineken Cups and four Celtic League titles since 2000 while their squad was split between Cork and Limerick bases, 100km apart. The new facility houses the full senior squad, the Greencore Munster Rugby Academy and North Munster Domestic Game operations with Munster players, coach...

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  • Ireland World Cup Bid Boosted By GAA

    ... 2023 Rugby World Cup after the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) voted to allow some of the country's biggest stadiums to be used.A total of 93 per cent of delegates at the GAA's annual congress agreed to allow grounds in Dublin, Belfast, Thurles, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Castlebar used for Gaelic sports to be part of a proposed bid by the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), said to be worth €250m (£212m) to the nation's economy.The list includes Dublin's Croke Park (pictured) - the spiritu...

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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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  • IRFU Appoint New Manager

    ... Football Union (IRFU) have announced that Michael Kearney has been appointed as the new manager for the Ireland team. Kearney replaces Paul McNaughton, who has officially stepped down from the role. Kearney will join up with the squad next week in their Limerick camp as preparations begin for the start of the RBS 6 Nations Championship. Commenting on the appointment, IRFU chief executive Philip Browne said: “Michael has a proven record over the last 30 years in rugby, but also as an independe...

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  • Ireland Name 2023 Bid Stadiums

    ... being considered to host games and a rousing promotional video narrated by Liam Neeson.   The 12 potential stadiums that could host the matches include venues in every province: Rugby strongholds such as the Aviva Stadium, the RDS, Thomond Park in Limerick and Belfast's Kingspan at Ravenhill were listed alongside eight GAA venues including Croke Park, Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Cork), Casement Park (Belfast), Fitzgerald Stadium (Kerry), Pearse Stadium (Galway), McHale Park (Mayo), Nowlan Park (Kilkenn...

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  • Munster Engage With Fans Willing To Make Ten-Year Commitment

    Munster rugby aren’t short of support. The boost they received from marketing ten-year tickets back in 2008 helped to bankroll the new Thomond Park – an impressive 25k-seater close to the centre of Limerick - with a contribution of close to €15m (£12.75m) toward the total budget. As the ten-year period elapses, Munster have prepared for the second iteration by conducting a year-long consultation with their most loyal fans to combine the results with what they already know in order to bett...

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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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  • Ireland RL Sign Up McGettigan's As Title Sponsors

    ... they are showing us." McGettigan’s Pub was first opened in Ireland in the 1960’s on Queen Street in Dublin by Jim McGettigan. Since that day, the business has grown from Dublin, moved to Dubai and Abu Dhabi and come back home to Donegal and soon Limerick.

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