Shane Logan'

  • Ulster's Logan Pushes Back At Critics

    Ulster Rugby’s chief executive, Shane Logan has pushed backed against critics calling for his resignation by publishing a 13-minute video interview through the club website. Under-performance of the pro-team and recent resignations of popular and competent coaches (namely Les Kiss and Jonno Gibbes) fuelled ex-players Paddy Wallace and Stephen Ferris to call for Logan’s head. When Logan was appointed in 2010 his long-term plan was to transform Ulster into a top side in "Ireland, Europe and in...

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  • Davey Becomes Chairman Of Logan Sports Marketing

    Conor Davey, former Global CEO of Williams Lea, is replacing Jim Hytner, Global COO of IPG Mediabrands, as chairman of Logan Sports Marketing. Conor spent over 20 years building and growing Williams Lea gaining a wealth of experience which Logan Sports Marketing (LSM) director Dan Zaltzman says brings “a new perspective that is already helping us shape the business looking forward.” LSM’s Founding Director, Kenny Logan feels the transition for the company will be a smooth one, saying “I...

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  • Ulster Sign Over Ravenhill Naming Rights To Kingspan

    Ulster Rugby has signed a 10-year agreement with the Kingspan Group for the naming rights to their world famous Ravenhill stadium. The agreement will see Ravenhill, recently redeveloped to hold 18,000 spectators, renamed as the Kingspan Stadium and will result in significant investment for the game of rugby at all levels within the province, with the Belfast Telegraph reporting that the deal will be worth £4m over ten years. Kingspan has been a sponsor of Ulster Rugby since 1999 and the deal is...

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  • Gabby Logan joins Perform's board of directors

    Perform has announced sports broadcaster Gabby Logan has become a board director sor the sports content producer. As one of the UK's leading sports journalists, with commitments including BBC's Match of the Day and its Six Nations Rugby coverage, the sports media business said it hoped to tap into her knowledge of the sports world. To read more please click here......

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  • Bankruptcy For Former London Scottish Director Knight

    Former London Scottish rugby ace-turned-financial services entrepeneur Greg Knight, who is famed for his links to celebrities such as Gabby and Kenny Logan, has been declared bankrupt, according to the London Evening Standard. Knight, whose Welbeck Wealth Management firm in the City collapsed into administration last year, was well-known in Scottish business circles in the capital. He was one of the management team at the famous London Scottish rugby club who nursed it back to financial health...

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  • Gloucester Sign Up XBlades As New Kit Supplier

    Gloucester have confirmed a new kit supplier to go along with their new main sponsors as XBlades join Mitsubishi in partnering with the club ahead of next season. XBlades are owned by Shane and Tony Miller, as well as former cross-code legend Jason Robinson and the deal represents a first foray into rugby union, with partnerships already in place with Castleford Tigers, Featherstone Rovers and the Cronulla Sharks and Parramatta Eels in Australia's NRL competition. A new look club shop and revam...

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  • Tigers/Saints Announce Season Ticket Sales As New Ravenhill Prepares For Bow

    Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints have announced strong sales figures on season tickets for the 2014/15 season, with almost 12,000 Tigers supporters signing up for next season already. This season the Tigers announced club record figures of just under 15,000 for season ticket sales and they are on their way to surpassing that figure next year with close to 12,000 signed up already.The most decorated club in English rugby owes much of its success to the revenue provided by its legions of su...

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  • Kingspan Stadium To Host Pro12 Final

    Belfast has been chosen as the host city for the 2015 Guinness Pro12 final with Ulster's Kingspan Stadium to welcome supporters on Saturday May 30th 2015.  It is the first time that the Pro12 has staged a 'destination final’ at a neutral ground, rather than one of the competing teams. The aim is for title sponsors Guinness to help support a festival of rugby throughout the whole city around date of the final. Tickets will go on public sale on Tuesday 3rd February through both Ulster and Ticke...

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  • Ulster get funding for Ravenhill redevelopment

    Ulster are planning to redevelop their Ravenhill home after receiving £14.7 million from the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure. The money will help fund the construction of three new stands, which will increase the capacity from 11,400 to 18,000, and the club is looking for a naming partner for the new stadium, a strategy that is in vogue as both Twickenham and Murrayfield are reportedly considering doing the same. Northern Ireland based building contractor Gilbert-Ash NI Ltd has been tas...

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  • Scarlets Name New CEO and Ulster Appoint New Team Manager

    Scarlets have named Darran Philllips as their new chief executive to replace Mark Davies, who has taken on the CEO role at Pro Rugby Wales (recently renamed from Regional Rugby Wales). Phillips has spent the last 20 years in senior commercial roles outside of Wales, has a wealth of experience in the commercial sector and his links with rugby span nearly two decades. During his time as a director at Zurich Financial Services, he worked on the company's groundbreaking rugby sponsorships of the Zur...

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