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  • Munster Unveil Plans For New Training Ground

    Munster have revealed that proposals for a new state-of-The-art, dedicated training facility on The University of Limerick campus have been given The go ahead. The site, which already boasts Ireland’s first Olympic size swimming pool and first altitude training facility, will be home for The Irish Province’s first team squad and was chosen ahead of options at The Limerick Institute of Technology and The Cork Institute of Technology. No financial details have been revealed by The club in rela...

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  • Limerick Rugby Experience Gets Planning Permission

    Limerick council planners have given conditional planning permission this week to The International Rugby Experience Museum, set for O’Connell Street in The centre of The city. The Limerick Leader reported that more than 100 new jobs are set to be created after plans for a new €10m international rugby attraction backed by Paul O’Connell and JP McManus got The green light. The ambitious proposals will see a high-tech 30,000 square foot exhibition space, as well as dramatic 4D interactive ga...

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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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  • Rugby Visitor Centre Planned For Limerick

    A €10m (£8.4m) high tech visitor centre completely dedicated to rugby is to be opened in Limerick. The digital interactive 30,000 square foot exhibition space - for both Irish and international rugby fans - will open its doors in September 2019. Ireland and Munster legend, Paul O'Connell will head The advisory board of The new centre. The board will also include leading figures from The world of sport, business and tourism. "The objective of The visitor centre is to operate as a fitting tribu...

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  • UCLan and Wigan Warriors team up

    University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has secured a sponsorship deal with The Wigan Warriors for The 2009 and 2010 engage Super League seasons. The partnership will see The Warriors benefit with video analysis support from UCLan, a number of University degree places for its Accelerate Squad players and staff as well as fitness testing support for all Wigan’s squads from scholarship through to first team. The club aim to use The University’s extensive marketing and communication channels t...

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  • Scottish Rugby Welcomes New High Performance Facility

    Scottish Rugby has recently learned of The plan to base The new £30 million National Sport Performance Centre at Heriot-Watt University in The West of Edinburgh. Scotland’s Deputy First Minster, Nicola Surgeon made The announcement on a visit to The University. A spokesperson on behalf of Scottish Rugby said: “Scottish Rugby welcomes today’s announcement from The Scottish Government that The new national sport performance centre will be based at Heriot-Watt University. We are proud to hav...

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  • Ireland World Cup Bid Boosted By GAA

    Ireland could formally enter The race to host The 2023 Rugby World Cup after The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) voted to allow some of The country's biggest stadiums to be used.A total of 93 per cent of delegates at The GAA's annual congress agreed to allow grounds in Dublin, Belfast, Thurles, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Castlebar used for Gaelic sports to be part of a proposed bid by The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), said to be worth €250m (£212m) to The nation's economy.The list incl...

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  • BUCS Rugby League Final to be Televised

    On Thursday March 22, Premier Sports will be screening The 2012 British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) rugby league championship final from Headingley Carnegie Stadium. The match is The climax to The BUCS rugby league season, which this year involved more than 70 University rugby league teams alongside a large number of furTher education competitions. Rugby Football League (RFL) director of participation David Gent said: “We are delighted that The BUCS final will be televised and it’...

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  • 2013 World Cup to be Played in Four Countries

    The 2013 Rugby League World Cup will be staged in four countries with matches being played in England, Wales, Ireland and France. A total of 18 different stadiums will host matches, while six oTher locations will be bases for teams during The tournament. Details of The venues for The opening ceremony, The semi-finals and The final will be confirmed early in The New Year.There is a mix of familiar rugby league Theatres, such as KC Stadium and Headingley Carnegie, rugby union grounds Thomond Park...

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  • Payne Named USA Rugby CEO

    USA Rugby have announced The hiring of Dan Payne as its new Chief Executive Officer to replace Nigel Melville. Payne, 43, most recently served as The athletics director for rugby powerhouse Life University, where he added 10 varsity sports programmes and spurred a growth to over 300 student athletes. In 2009, Payne joined Life University as director of rugby and reintroduced Their men's and women's undergraduate programs as varsity sports. Payne has seen both programs win a total of seven Nation...

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