Willie Ruane

  • Connacht In Expansive Mood

    ... in the next four years, according to the province's new strategic plan for 2016-20. Speaking at the launch of their ‘Vision and Strategy’ document - which is entitled 'Grassroots to Green Shirts' - at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, chief executive Willie Ruane said they want to have a “clear idea by the end of this summer” about the way forward regarding their ground and he also said negotiations with the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB), from whom the province lease the stadium, have alread...

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  • New CEO Confirms His Ambition For Connacht

    Willie Ruane's feet are only “just in under the table”, as he says himself, but the new Connacht CEO is already talking up the prospects of the recently financially troubled Irish province and says plans are being put in place to ensure it has a bright future. Ruane, who played for Connacht in the late 1990s as well as for Ireland at Colleges and U21 level, has been in the top job just five weeks and acknowledges that his impact is yet to be felt as he is still in the process of reviewing th...

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  • Connacht Appoint Boyle As Head Of Operations

    ... University. A native of Claremorris, he is also a former Mayo inter-county footballer and captained successful teams at both underage and senior level for Claremorris GAA club. He played rugby at underage level for Newbridge RFC as well. Connacht CEO Willie Ruane said: "We are delighted to have Karl on board with Connacht Rugby. There was significant interest in this position and we are delighted to have found a candidate of Karl’s calibre for what will be a challenging and exciting role. "Ka...

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  • Life Style Sports Sponsors Connacht

    ... announcement comes as Connacht continue to build towards the 2014/15 season with the high profile signings of Mils Muliaina and Bundee Aki from New Zealand as well as the impending arrival of a new chief executive officer in the form of former player Willie Ruane. Life Style CEO Mark Stafford said: "With a revised European competition, new players, new coaching personnel and a new CEO coming in, it is a hugely exciting time for Connacht Rugby and its supporters and we are really looking forward...

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  • Mahony Joins Connacht As Head Of Commercial & Marketing

    ... of media & TV, overseeing the federation’s television, digital and social strategy and creating and managing the internal communications team. Brian will take up the post with Connacht on July 26. Commenting on the new appointment, Connacht CEO Willie Ruane said: “We’re delighted to have someone of Brian’s vast experience coming on board at Connacht Rugby. His background in the sporting industry will be invaluable but he will also bring an innovative approach with his international...

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  • Aldi Play Rugby In Ireland

    ... new seated stand at the Sportsground in Galway. The Grant Thornton Seated Stand will be in place for all of Connacht Rugby’s home games and offers a new outdoor, seated option for 290 supporters.  Commenting on the announcement, Connacht Rugby CEO Willie Ruane said: “We are delighted to welcome Grant Thornton on board for the season. To have secured a naming rights partner for the first time is fantastic and indicative of the growth we have shown commercially in the past few years.“   ...

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  • Canterbury's 99 t-shirt

    As the British & Irish Lions head out to South Africa for this summer’s Test Match series it will mark the 25th anniversary of one of the most famous Lions tours against the might of the Springboks.  It was on this tour that an iconic moment of rugby folklore took place as Lions captain Willie John McBride instigated a policy of ‘one in, all in’ – brought to life on the pitch through the infamous 99 Call.  The ‘99 Call’ was used to signal an en masse assault  on the opposition...

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  • Beaumont Named RFU Chairman

    Former England captain Bill Beaumont has been appointed as chairman of the Rugby Football Union (RFU). Beaumont will take over from Paul Murphy, who will now be president of the RFU following the departure of Willie Wildash. Born in Lancashire, Beaumont led England to their first Grand Slam in 23 seasons in 1980 and last year failed in an attempt to become chairman of the International Rugby Board (IRB). Beaumont says: “I was fortunate enough to captain my country and everything since then has...

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International coaching experience with rugby sevens, more in particular with the WGPS in Europe is a plus;
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