The Irish Times

  • 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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  • O'Leary Sues IRFU

    The Sunday Times has reported that TOMAS O’LEARY, The Irish scrum-half now playing for London Irish, has filed a High Court action against The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) seeking damages for an injury caused while training with The national team. The personal-injury claim was filed last week by Daly Derham Donnelly, O’Leary’s Cork solicitors. It is The first time a player has sued The IRFU over an injury in The professional era. O’Leary, 30, is seeking compensation for an eye...

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  • McGrath To Oversee €65m Curragh Development

    Former European rugby chief Derek McGrath is to oversee The planned €65 million redevelopment of Ireland’s Curragh Racecourse, according to The Irish Times. Curragh Racecourse Ltd said on Tuesday that it has appointed Mr McGrath as chief executive of The company, which will own, operate and redevelop The racecourse and training grounds in Co Kildare. McGrath was chief executive of European Rugby Cup Ltd from 2000 to 2009, when he was responsible for The The club rugby competitions, The He...

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  • Irish Rugby Reaches 1.67m Social Audience

    Some interesting analysis of social media in Irish sport from on-line marketing company Sport Ego puts rugby in The vanguard of social media activity. In The first of a new monthly series, Sportego tracked The Facebook and Twitter social media accounts of all The four Irish rugby provinces and The IRFU as well as The FAI, SSE Airtricity League, GAA governing councils and counties and Cricket Ireland. Sportego looked at Their digital reach, based on The number of like and followers that Their off...

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  • Case Study: IRFU Social Media In February

    The social media activity of The IRFU in February has been analysed against oTher Irish sporting bodies by social media agency, Sportego. The GAA (Gaelic sports association) produced over one thousand social media posts during The month with Irish Rugby following in frequency on 611 (more than 20 per day on average). The key figures studied are growth per month, amplification rates and engagements. 1.35m followers for Irish Rugby represented a 1.9% increase on The previous month. Amplification (...

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  • USA Growth Continues As All Blacks And AP Clubs Reveal Plans

    A report in The Times claims that talks to play at least one Premiership match in The USA are at an advanced stage, with The possibility of one game being held next season. Speculation that London Irish would attempt to exploit The large Irish communities in Boston or New York has been circulating for some time but now Premiership Rugby chief executive Mark McCafferty has confirmed to The Times that raTher than an ad hoc arrangement made by individual clubs, a more structured deal is in The pipe...

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  • IRUPA Report 50% of Players Have Hidden Concussion

    The Score.ie has reported that a survey by The Irish Rugby Union Players Association (IRUPA) has revealed that just under 50% of professional rugby players have hidden or underplayed a concussion to return to The pitch. IRUPA surveyed members from The four Irish provinces and came back with some startling results. 80% of current players rate concussion as a concern with a mere 5% expressing no concerns about shipping a blow to The head that should spell an immediate end to Their game and at leas...

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  • Catt Appointed to England Full-Time

    Mike Catt, capped 75 Times, will start work next week with Head Coach Stuart Lancaster, Graham Rowntree (forwards) and Andy Farrell (backs) in The England senior coaching team and with both Senior and Saxons Elite Player Squads as Attack Coach. Lancaster said: “Mike made a big impression in South Africa, both on The players and The management. When we got back I asked him to outline his vision for developing not only The skills of The senior team, especially in attack, but with our younger pla...

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  • Clips Deal With News UK Takes AP To New Platform

    Premiership Rugby has announced a new partnership with News UK, The arm of News Corp responsible for publishing The Times, The Sun and The Sunday Times, that gives members of The firm's online titles access to post match clips of Aviva Premiership matches.   Online and app members of The Sun, Times and Sunday Times will now be able to enjoy clips of each game, when and where They want to via Their smart phone, tablets and PCs.   "Aviva Premiership Rugby is growing every season and this partn...

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  • Caddick Heads Rugby's Rich List

    The Sunday Times has released a comprehensive list of The Top 100 richest sportsmen in Britain and Ireland. Running Rugby has made The most of this information to create rugby’s rich list. Footballers and motor racing drivers dominate The rundown, but There are eight representatives on The list that eiTher come from a rugby background or ply Their trade in The game. Although The rugby boys are few in numbers, according to The Sunday Times, rugby (assuming rugby union) is responsible for £450m...

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