Michael Corcoran

  • RTE Sport & Newstalk Agree Radio Deal With EPCR In Ireland

    ... enjoy such comprehensive coverage.” RTÉ group head of sport, Ryle Nugent, said: “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Europe’s premium rugby tournament. “RTÉ Radio is looking forward to bringing expert commentary and analysis with Michael Corcoran and panellists including Donal Lenihan, Shane Byrne, Paddy Wallace and James Downey over the coming season. “Coverage will be on both RTÉ Radio 1 and 2FM, and listeners can expect an exciting tournament in the months ahead....

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  • Plymouth Albion Hire Football Veteran Dunford As MD

    National one club, Plymouth Albion has appointed of Michael Dunford as managing director. Dunford, the former chief executive officer of Plymouth Argyle, Everton, Derby County, Birmingham City and Crawley Town has taken over officially from the 4th January 2017. "His first order of business will be to access the operational needs of the club and help guide Albion forward, enabling the club to grow commercially and meet the challenges of the future", said a clib statement. Chairman Ali Hannaford...

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  • IRFU Appoint New Manager

    The Irish Rugby 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...

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  • Michael Hawker Appointed RWCL Board Director

    Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) has announced the appointment of Australian Rugby Union Chairman Michael Hawker AM as a Director of the Rugby World Cup Board. Hawker’s appointment follows unanimous approval by the IRB Executive Committee. He joins IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset, IRB Vice Chairman Oregan Hoskins, WRU Chairman David Pickering and IRB Chief Executive Brett Gosper on the Board, which is responsible for all Rugby World Cup properties. Hawker, who also sits on the IRB Executive Commit...

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  • Carter Targets 25 Per Cent Rise In Wakefield Season Ticket Sales

    Wakefield Wildcats chairman Michael Carter has announced that he is targeting a 25 per cent increase in season ticket sales at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium. Carter revealed the club's plans for season tickets next season in an open letter on the club website and claimed he is looking for the increase in order to raise additional funds for the club which will "be spent wisely, with consideration and with the supporters at the first and foremost of my mind." Carter also touches upon the issue of...

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  • Payne To Open Rugby Expo 2015

    With a focus on re-imagining the future of club rugby eight years on from this year’s Rugby World Cup, day one of Rugby Expo 2015 will be opened by legendary sports marketer Michael Payne as he discusses the current trends in building value in sports properties from media to social to sponsorship. Nominated as one of the world’s most influential marketers by Advertising Age, Michael Payne, as director of marketing and broadcast rights for the IOC for over two decades oversaw the turnaround...

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  • RLWC 2017 Dates Revealed Before Next Week's Draw

    Next year’s Rugby League World Cup in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea is likely to start on October 27th and finish on December 2nd when the official draw is made next week it has been revealed. The draw for the 2017 tournament will be made simultaneously at events in Brisbane and Auckland next Tuesday, July 19. The World Cup organisers' chief executive Michael Brown and chairman George Peponis will be joined by coaches Mal Meninga (Australia), Stephen Kearney (New Zealand) and Mic...

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  • Bonfield Becomes Company Secretary At Halifax To Support New Board

    Steven Bonfield, a solicitor and a director of Chadwick Lawrence LLP, is about to take up the position of company secretary at Halifax RLFC to support the new board of directors. Bonfield is the supervising partner of the firm’s Halifax office and specialises in corporate and commercial transactions and corporate finance. He is currently acting as legal manager for the multi-million pound ‘HDOne Project’, a massive leisure development at the John Smith’s Stadium, home of both Huddersfiel...

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  • Brown Named RLWC 2017 CEO

    One of Australia's leading sporting administrators, Michael Brown, has been appointed CEO of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. His job will be to help plan and deliver a successful World Cup, which will be hosted jointly by Australia and New Zealand, and he has more than 20 years experience in the sporting sector to draw from, most recently as CEO of the Asian Football Confederation's 2015 Asian Cup Australia. That event, which involved 32 games in 23 days, attracted more than 650,000 fans –...

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  • Halifax Sponsor has X Factor

    Director of Halifax sponsor Reactiv Group, Tony Abbot, sang his way into the hearts of hundreds of the clubs supporters at the weekend. He took to the stage at a party at The Shay Stadium attended by over 500 fans, and belted out two numbers before announcing he was going to put a six figure sum into the club’s coffers. Forty-one-year-old Abbott found his voice after his team, Halifax Rugby League Football Club won the Northern Rail Cup at Blackpool. Londoner, Tony joined the club two years ag...

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