Thomond Park

  • Thomond Park Naming Rights Price Halved

    The profit Munster Rugby could make from selling the naming rights of Thomond Park has halved, according to the Limerick Leader. The newspaper reports that industry sources estimate Munster could have made €750,000  (£600,000) per annum from any naming rights deal for their stadium at the height of the economic boom. However, the asking price is now said to be closer to €350,000 (£280,000) per annum as a result of the economic downturn Munster Rugby chief executive Garrett Fitzgerald said...

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  • Whelan Replaces Beaumont As Six Nations Chairman

    ... IRFU’s Pat Whelan has been elected Six Nations chairman for a three-year term to replace Bill Beaumont, who has held the position since 2012. Whelan, who is a former Garryowen and Munster player and was part of the side which famously beat New Zealand at Thomond Park in 1978, becomes the first Irish chairman since Tom Kiernan in the early 1990s. On the administrative side of things, he has been a selector and manager to the Ireland team and has been chairman of Thomond Park Stadium Company L...

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  • Xmas Weekend Brings Pro12 Second Highest Total Gate

    ... attendance at Aviva Stadium for Leinster Rugby v Munster Rugby. It also comes close to matching the 104,295 attendance of Round 21 in the 2015/16 season which included a 68,262 gate at the Principality Stadium for Judgement Day. Games at Kingspan Stadium, Thomond Park and BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park hosted sell-out crowds while BT Murrayfield, Liberty Stadium and Stadio Monigo also recorded their highest attendances of the campaign. Martin Anayi, CEO for the Guinness PRO12, paid tribute to the d...

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  • Ireland Name 2023 Bid Stadiums

    ... “longlist” of stadiums being considered to host games and a rousing promotional video narrated by Liam Neeson.   The 12 potential stadiums that could host the matches include venues in every province: Rugby strongholds such as the Aviva Stadium, the RDS, Thomond Park in Limerick and Belfast's Kingspan at Ravenhill were listed alongside eight GAA venues including Croke Park, Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Cork), Casement Park (Belfast), Fitzgerald Stadium (Kerry), Pearse Stadium (Galway), McHale Park (...

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  • Munster To Post €300k Surplus

    ... 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 against the Maori All Blacks, which account for the majority of the financial increase. The net profit to Munster from the Toulouse quarter-final alone was over €500,000, ra...

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  • Heineken Cup Defeats To Cost Irish Rugby €2m

    ... will now be replaced by a race for flights and match tickets in the south of France as Munster, the only remaining Irish side in the tournament, travel to take on Toulon. Those behind the scenes at Munster will have been pleased with a 26,000 crowd at Thomond Park for their quarter final victory over Toulouse. And with the team going well in the RaboDirect PRO12, a potential home semi-final could bring in another €500,000, while the 10-year sponsorship of Musgrave Park by Independent Newspape...

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  • Munster Engage With Fans Willing To Make Ten-Year Commitment

    Munster rugby aren’t short of support. The boost they received from marketing ten-year tickets back in 2008 helped to bankroll the new Thomond Park – an impressive 25k-seater close to the centre of Limerick - with a contribution of close to €15m (£12.75m) toward the total budget. As the ten-year period elapses, Munster have prepared for the second iteration by conducting a year-long consultation with their most loyal fans to combine the results with what they already know in order to bett...

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  • Ireland World Cup Bid Boosted By GAA

    ... Park, Belfast (32,000)Semple Stadium, Thurles (53,500)Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork (43,500)Gaelic Grounds, Limerick (50,000)Pearse Stadium, Galway (26,000) McHale Park, Castlebar (42,000)Ireland's Leading Rugby Union Stadiums:Aviva Stadium, Dublin (52,000)Thomond Park, Limerick (26,500)RDS, Dublin (18,500)Ravenhill, Belfast (12,300)...

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  • Moves - Munster appoint new Sales and Marketing manager

    ... Among the responsibilities of the newly created role is to develop the Munster Rugby brand globally and maximise revenue potential through sponsorship, ticket sales, merchandise and commercial opportunities in the soon to be redeveloped Musgrave Park and Thomond Park. Commenting on his appointment Billinghurst said "Munster Rugby is a globally recognised brand and the continued growth and success of the team has created many more commercial opportunities to explore. The new commercial focus wil...

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  • Fitzgerald & Munster Under Pressure

    ... joining the province on a temporary consultancy basis. The wider issues facing the club were discussed and we’ve plucked some specific business highlights from www.the42.ie coverage. Fitzgerald discussed his own position, finding a stadium sponsor for Thomond Park, business reviews, player recruitment, paying off the stadium debt and the greater influence of TV revenues. The southern province are at a low point, of that there is no doubt. Out of Europe at the pool stages for the second seas...

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