The Irish Examiner

  • Agents Say Irish Provinces "Restricted" In Dealing With Player Contracts

    Michael Moynihan of The Irish Examiner has delved into The world of player contract negotiation with anonymous interviews with agents about Their trade:  The recent back and forth about Jamie Heaslip and Seán O’Brien’s professional rugby futures led us to consider an obvious question. How exactly are These contracts negotiated? It was a little surprising to find that some of The agents who negotiate professional rugby contracts were perfectly willing to talk about that process. It wasn’t...

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  • Munster To Post €300k Surplus

    The Irish Examiner has reported that Munster are set to post a surplus of €310,000 (£273k) this season, a considerable turnaround from The €1.93m (£1.7m) deficit in 2015/16. The projected cashflow surplus is driven by a €2.05m increase in gate income and an additional €1.5m IRFU grant. Munster sold out nine matches, a new record for The province and more than The previous three years combined. Six of those were at Thomond Park, including a Champions Cup quarter-final and The game again...

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  • Ulster to Appoint New Head Coach

    ... on a permanent basis." McLaughlin originally joined Ulster Rugby on a two-year contract in June 2009, and last year accepted a permanent senior coaching position at The club while also agreeing a year-long extension as head coach. Rumours surfaced in The Irish Examiner  last week claiming that Ulster are looking to appoint eiTher John Kirwan or Matt Sexton as head coach. "The option of The Academy role offered Brian long-term stability and The security to leave his teaching job in order to coa...

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  • First Punjabi And Urdu SL Radio Commentary

    The Super League game between Huddersfield Giants and Hull FC will have a live commentary in Punjabi and Urdu – a UK first reports The Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Live coverage of The match tonight (March 2) will be broadcast on Radio Sangam, Kirklees’ Asian-dedicated radio station. The station and its parent company, Communities TogeTher, aim to promote community cohesion and cross-cultural dialogue and understanding. Qaisar Mahmood, chief executive of Radio Sangam, said Asian attendance...

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  • London Irish Tickets On Mobile & Facebook With ABC

    London Irish have revealed supporters can now purchase tickets both on Their mobile and through London Irish’s Facebook page following an agreement with ticketing software company Ticket ABC. London Irish’s head of marketing and communications, Christine Bailey, commented: “We’re delighted to partner with Ticket ABC, to establish new sales channels that improve The online customer experience by offering a fully mobile optimised and user friendly platform to ensure supporters can get The...

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  • Crossan on London Irish

    Inciteful interview and profile in Irish Times (May 4th) with Mick Crossan The Chairman of London Irish:   http://www.Irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/crossan-and-casey-put-The-Irish-back-in-london-Irish-1.2198649 Read also: http://www.runningrugby.com/accounts-funding-and-financial-services/crossan-completes-london-Irish-takeover/ http://www.runningrugby.com/accounts-funding-and-financial-services/exiles-aiming-high-after-takeover/...

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  • McCartney Joins London Irish Board

    London Irish have announced that Frank McCartney has joined The club's board of directors. McCartney is an international businessman with experience in The hospitality, food and beverage industries and was chairman and managing director of FMC Catering as well as chairman of The sports and leisure division of Compass Group prior to his retirement. A long-standing supporter of London Irish, he said: "I’m pleased to have been invited to join The Board of London Irish. I’m passionate about The...

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  • London Irish And Powerday Renew

    London Irish and Powerday have confirmed that The recycling and environmental waste management group will continue as The principal sponsor of both The London Irish professional and amateur teams for The 2016/17 season. This will be The fourth successive season that Powerday has been The club's main sponsor with The groups' logo featuring on The front of The club's playing shirts and on branding at Madejski Stadium and Hazelwood. For over a decade Powerday has also been an enthusiastic supporter...

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  • Irish 6Nations Coverage Stays Free-to-Air with RTE

    RTÉ Sport has announced that it has retained The rights to broadcast The RBS 6 Nations Championship for a furTher four years, until 2017. RTÉ has been awarded exclusive Irish terrestrial rights to The championship as part of a four year extension to Their existing contract covering television, radio and online coverage. Ryle Nugent, Group Head of Sport, RTÉ, said: "This is good news for Irish sports fans and means that all 15 matches will continue to be free-to-air for Irish audiences over th...

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  • London Irish Step Closer To Brentford Move

    Hounslow Borough Council have approved a rugby licence for Brentford’s new Lionel Road stadium allowing The football club and London Irish to progress ground-share plans. Brentford hope to leave Their Griffin Park home and move to The 20,000-capacity stadium in August 2019. London Irish have longer-term commitments in Reading, but it is reported that They have an option to break Their lease at Madjeski. Bob Casey, London Irish chief executive said: “The Council's decision is very encouraging...

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