Speaking after the IRFU's Annual Council meeting, Chief Executive Philip Browne highlighted the importance of ticket revenue to the Union and also their sustained investments in the professional and domestic games.
Louis Magee of Bective Rangers FC richly embellishes a long and distinguished family involvement at the highest levels in Irish sport, with his election as the 127th President of the Irish Rugby Football Union.
The Irish Rugby Football Union today presented its 2013/14 Annual Report and Accounts, reporting a 7.3 million euro surplus due to improved GUINNESS Series ticket sales and increased prize-monies thanks to a better than 'budgeted' finish in the RBS 6 Nations Championship and another year of strong provincial performances.
The Leinster Academy panel for the 2014/15 season has been announced. Six Leinster Academy graduates have received professional contracts from the province and will be part of their senior squad for the new season.
Prop James Cronin, who won his first Ireland cap in the second Test win over Argentina last month, told the Munster Rugby website about his Argentinian experience and the return to pre-season training with Munster.
Connacht's Dan McFarland is back at the Sportsground in Galway for his ninth pre-season as coach at the western province. The former prop has recently returned from his stint as head coach of Emerging Ireland whom he guided to the IRB Nations Cup title in Romania.
Aviva Stadium, the iconic home of Irish Rugby, will play host to a very special guest next week. The RBS 6 Nations trophy will be on display as part of the regular stadium tours from Tuesday to Thursday.