Munster

  • 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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  • Musgrave Park To Be Renamed Irish Independent Park

    Musgrave Park, the Cork home of Munster, is to be renamed Irish Independent Park in a new 10-year naming rights agreement with Independent News & Media. The partnership agreement will come into effect next season and will assist in creating permanency for Munster Rugby in Ireland's second largest city, including assisting with the re-development of the grounds. The ground has played host to five Munster fixtures this season, welcoming crowds for three RaboDirect PRO12 fixtures, one friendl...

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  • Munster Strike Deal With SEAT

    Munster have signed a new sponsorship deal with SEAT, part of the Volkswagen Group, which will see the brand sponsor the Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cups for the coming three years. The agreement, which means SEAT will become the club's 'official car partner', also involves the firm supporting pre-season games and becoming title sponsor of the ‘SEAT Series’ with the action beginning against Gloucester on 24 August. Another car manufacturer, Toyota, was the club's principal sponsor...

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  • Moves - Munster appoint new Sales and Marketing manager

    Munster rugby chiefs have appointed Glyn Billinghurst as their new Sales and Marketing Manager. Glyn joins Munster Rugby from PepsiCo where he was Sales Director (Ireland) for the past three years. Prior to working with PepsiCo Glyn held senior sales, brand and marketing roles with Unilever and Unigate. The newly created role will focus on the commercial development of the Munster Rugby brand on a national and international basis.   Said Munster CEO, Garrett Fitzgerald: "We're delighted to be a...

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  • Crunch Match Highlights Munster's Struggles

    Munster’s financial position came in for much discussion in the Irish media last week as their game against Edinburgh seemed to be deciding whether they would miss out on Champions Cup qualification next season. Although the pressure eased on Friday evening with a 27-19 victory, the financial score was not as reassuring. The Irish Independent has revealed that the IRFU is releasing an extra €500k (or £395K) to each branch this year and next to allow them to be more competitive in the playe...

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  • Penney Announced as Munster Coach

    Munster Rugby have announced that Rob Penney, former head coach of ITM Cup side Canterbury will become their new head coach for the 2012/13 season on a two year contract. The 48 year old has been head coach of Canterbury since 2006, and last season took them to their fourth straight ITM Cup national provincial title. He also has Super Rugby coaching experience with the Crusaders where he was assistant coach in 2005 when they won the Super 12 title and he has maintained his involvement with the...

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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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  • Munster Renew With Bank Of Ireland While Connacht And Edinburgh Announce Partnerships

    Shirt sponsorship news from the Guinness Pro12 where Munster extend their agreement with Bank of Ireland while Connacht and Edinburgh come to terms with Portwest and Mitsubishi respectively. Bank of Ireland and Munster Rugby have confirmed the renewal of their partnership in a new deal which will run until the end of the 2023 season. The renewed sponsorship deal is alongside brand ambassadorships with Peter O’Mahony and Conor Murray who will represent Bank of Ireland for the 2017 / 2018 season...

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  • Wood And Hurley Join Munster As Non-Execs

    Munster Rugby have confirmed that Keith Wood and Killian Hurley will join the province's non-executive commercial board which provides strategic guidance, advice and support to the existing branch committee structures and management. A former Munster and Ireland player, Keith Wood has over twenty years' experience in sports marketing, brand engagement, strategic planning and sponsorship management. While Killian Hurley is co-founder and majority shareholder of Mount Anvil and has worked in the L...

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  • Munster Commit To Adidas Through Lifestyle Sports

    Munster Rugby have signed two significant deals this week which lay down a marker for their ambition and which will also shake up the sports retail sector, according to the Sport for Business website. The first is with Adidas, who have signed a five-year extension to their deal to produce the Munster kit. This is important in that the brand has been stepping away from rugby in recent months with an exit from the production of the British and Irish Lions jersey, a seeming indicator that they wer...

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