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Battling to Save the Rás
February 16th, 2018

The route of the 2018 Rás Tailteann was unveiled during the week, confirming that the race would go ahead this year despite the withdrawal of race sponsor An Post. Staging the race is undoubtedly the best way to show potential … Continue reading

Leading Sport – Ciaran Gallagher
February 13th, 2018

As part of our Leading Sport Series with PwC, Sport for Business caught up with Gymnastics Ireland CEO Ciaran Gallagher. It’s a fascinating insight into his sport and where it is heading… Continue reading

Half Time, Second Chance
February 23rd, 2018

“Everybody deserves the opportunity to transform their life.” That’s a simple statement but it can be tougher to make it a reality for people who have struggled at an earlier stage of life. Philly McMahon has had a stellar career...

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Heineken’s Club Approach to Rugby
February 23rd, 2018

Serge Betsen was never the kind of rugby player you would want to see when you looked up from a ruck.  200 stitches in his head over the course of a Grand Slam career with France and a club career … Continue reading

30 Under 30 – Leaders of Tomorrow
February 23rd, 2018

We have reached beyond halfway in our list of the Sport for Business 30 Under 30 highlighting the next generation of Ireland’s sporting leaders. Today’s entry is Pippa Doyle from Littlewoods Ireland. Continue reading

Rugby Club Roadshows
February 23rd, 2018

Sport for Business is hitting the road over the next three weeks with a special Help for What Matters Rugby Club Roadshow. The Roadshow will provide practical knowledge and help in areas of importance to clubs ranging from sponsorship and … Continue reading

Dublin 7s Added to PRO14 Weekend
February 23rd, 2018

The Guinness PRO14 Final and the Dublin 7s are joining forces to create a special Official Fanzone event ahead of the Championship Final on May 26 at Aviva Stadium. What will now be a two-day ‘Festival of Rugby’ on the...

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GAA Draws Closer With Camogie and Ladies Football
February 22nd, 2018

A future where the three principal organisations involved in Gaelic Games will formally work closer together has come a significant step closer. Draft memorandums of understanding have been agreed between the GAA and the Camogie Association, and between the GAA...

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Tackling Feelings Via Rugby App
February 22nd, 2018

The Tackle Your Feelings Campaign which has been active now for three years between Rugby Players Ireland and Zurich has stepped up another gear in terms of reach with the launch of a brand new app. Irish and Welsh international...

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Social Engagement in the SSE Airtricity Premier League
February 22nd, 2018

The SSE Airtricity Premier League began last weekend, with its eye-catching hashtag highly visible on social media. The “Best League In The World” may seem like an ambitious claim but is perfect to illustrate the passion felt by fans of...

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Transforming the Nation
February 22nd, 2018

5,000 runners, joggers, strollers and walkers, including An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who have been inspired by the latest series of Operation Transformation will take to the roadways of the Phoenix Park this Saturday for the 2018 Operation Transformation 5K. The … Continue reading

Athlone Rocks on Night of History
February 22nd, 2018

A packed crowd at last night’s AIT International Grand Prix saw history being made right at the end when former AIT scholarship student John Travers made Irish athletics history by becoming the first Irish man to run a sub 4-minute … Continue reading

Athlone Calling for World Athletes
February 21st, 2018

Sport for Business will be in Athlone this evening for the noise and excitement of the AIT International Grand Prix. Mark English and Thomas Barr head the line up of Irish star athletes taking to the track while up in … Continue reading

The Commercial Story of the 2018 SSE Airtricity League Clubs – Part Two
February 21st, 2018

The SSE Airtricity League kicked off at the weekend with as warm a glow of positive fan emgagement and media as has been seen for many years There was a 24 percent lift in attendance at Premier League fixtures last year … Continue reading

Gambling Questions On GAA Mind
February 21st, 2018

One of the major items up for discussion at this weekend’s GAA congress is the proposed ban on all forms of sponsorship by betting companies. There are currently no inter-county teams sponsored by such organisations though Ladbrokes have in the … Continue reading

Women’s U17 League Confirmed
February 21st, 2018

The success of the FAI’s Development Leagues in Men’s football is to be mirrored in the Women’s game with eleven teams lined up to compete in the new Continental Tyres Women’s National Under-17 League starting in July. This will be … Continue reading

Boxing Secures New National Sponsor
February 21st, 2018

  Liffey Crane Hire is to be the new sponsor of the Irish Amateur Boxing Association National Senior Elite Finals this weekend. The Finals will be televised live on Saturday night by RTE Television, and there will be a special...

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Guinness To Foster Match Day Confusion
February 20th, 2018

If you are looking to meet up with friends at Paddy Cullen’s in Ballsbridge before Saturday’s NatWest 6 Nations match, be prepared for a little bit of confusion…
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