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Re: Munster 2016-2017

Postby fourthirtythree » June 1st, 2017, 8:42 pm

I disagree about Ryan, he's seriously untried compared to Marmion plus we now have a tiny bit of depth at 9. Ryan might be reliable next year and then it's Bent.
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Re: Munster 2016-2017

Postby simonokeeffe » June 2nd, 2017, 12:10 pm

fourthirtythree wrote:I disagree about Ryan, he's seriously untried compared to Marmion plus we now have a tiny bit of depth at 9. Ryan might be reliable next year and then it's Bent.


Hes not got that many caps but I think hes muh closer in ability but most importantly being able to execute the same gameplan
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Munster 2016-2017

Postby blockhead » June 9th, 2017, 12:23 pm

Munster Rugby's improved fortunes result in healthier finances
Results on the pitch lead to cash-flow surplus
Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent
MUNSTER’S improved on-field fortunes this season has resulted in the province predicting a cash-flow surplus of €310,000 for the year to the end of June.
That figure is in stark contrast to 12 months ago when Munster showed a cash-flow deficit of €1.93 million in their financial accounts.
Munster had budgeted to break even this season, so the projected cash-flow surplus is a significant boost for the province.
In presenting the financial update at this week’s AGM, Munster Rugby Head of Finance and Operations, Philip Quinn, discussed the main drivers behind the expected improvement year-on-year with gate income increasing by €2.05 million on the 2015/16 season.
The Maori All Blacks game in November and home knock out games in both the Champions Cup and Guinness PRO12 accounted for most of the gate income increase.
Although much of this was directly offset by associated match costs, regular season income also improved with seven sell-outs across Limerick and Cork.
Taking both Maori and Toulouse encounters into account, Munster enjoyed a total of nine capacity crowds in 2016/17, a new record for the province.
As a consequence, tickets sales for Thomond Park and Irish Independent Park rose by 52% to 305,000. Attendances increased from 124,000 to 243,000, with the attendance rate climbing from 62% to 80% of tickets sold.
This in turn benefitted ancillary revenue streams such as bars, catering, hospitality and match programmes.
Additionally, as part of a long term investment to promote the game among younger supporters, Munster allocated just shy of 5,000 reduced priced Junior tickets to every Thomond Park game in 2016/17.
The AGM heard that professional team costs continue to rise, primarily due to inflationary player wage increases and injury cover during the season, while the successes on-field saw an upsurge in player win bonuses and incentives.
Much of the latter was however offset by ensuing sponsorship bonuses and a significant increase in funding from the IRFU who Munster continue to work closely with.
In conclusion, Quinn also cited improved kit and retail partnerships with adidas and Life Style Sports, and Munster Rugby Commercial Board initiatives – including the Patrons Programme – as substantial financial drivers in the 2016/17 season.
Also at the AGM, Charlie Buckley, of UCC RFC, was elected President of the Munster Branch for the incoming season.


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Re: Munster 2016-2017

Postby simonokeeffe » June 9th, 2017, 5:32 pm

did snigger at mention of cost of injury cover

that said I hope they can keep up the attendence rate, excluding knockouts theyd want at least 6 sell outs in TP
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Re: Munster 2016-2017

Postby deco » June 9th, 2017, 11:15 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:did snigger at mention of cost of injury cover

that said I hope they can keep up the attendence rate, excluding knockouts theyd want at least 6 sell outs in TP


Are we allowed to snigger at them any more?
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Re: Munster 2016-2017

Postby ronk » June 10th, 2017, 12:31 am

It's a welcome move in the right direction, still a few things in there that aren't great news.

The additional income almost entirely came from the 3 one off games and there was also a significant increase in IRFU funding. A surplus is effectively then just moving money around for accounting purposes.
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Re: Munster 2016-2017

Postby simonokeeffe » June 10th, 2017, 3:56 pm

deco wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:did snigger at mention of cost of injury cover

that said I hope they can keep up the attendence rate, excluding knockouts theyd want at least 6 sell outs in TP


Are we allowed to snigger at them any more?


Yes
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Re: Munster 2016-2017

Postby offshorerules » June 14th, 2017, 8:02 pm

Just hope they can keep the wheels on the bandwagon for the "best bandwagoners" sorry meant fans, honest, "in the world.
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Re: Munster 2016-2017

Postby olaf the fat » June 19th, 2017, 10:01 am

According to the Indo, Rassie was seen checking out one way flights to SA.

It would be a knock for Munster if true.
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Re: Munster 2016-2017

Postby Oldschoolsocks » June 19th, 2017, 11:54 am

olaf the fat wrote:According to the Indo, Rassie was seen checking out one way flights to SA.

It would be a knock for Munster if true.


I wonder how long it is before this becomes Joe's or even Jamie Heaslip's fault.
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Re: Munster 2016-2017

Postby cormac » June 19th, 2017, 11:56 am

Oldschoolsocks wrote:
olaf the fat wrote:According to the Indo, Rassie was seen checking out one way flights to SA.

It would be a knock for Munster if true.


I wonder how long it is before this becomes Joe's or even Jamie Heaslip's fault.


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Re: Munster 2016-2017

Postby brenno » June 19th, 2017, 12:08 pm

And Rassie is yet another import who "bought in" to whatever completely thing Munster offers. Already on munsterfans, the knives are out and words like treason are being thrown around.
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Re: Munster 2016-2017

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » June 19th, 2017, 2:02 pm

Don't blame them to be honest, said he was staying and now it looks like he's off. I said at the time the rumours emerged that it would be poor form to leave early but the one caveat to that would be the timing of it. I know the Indo said he's triggered the 6 month clause but it also said that they weren't sure when he'd actually go and that he might even stay for he season. If that's happens then fair enough, but a report in SA said he could be back as early as next month.

Look I get that it's his home country and it sounds like they're bending over backwards to get him back, but from a career POV I think it's a bad move. He's only 44 and still has plenty of time to lead the Boks. I would suggest that seeing out his contract and moving back after the World Cup would be a much better idea. Hard to see where he could go after managing the Boks, and history says that he wouldn't be there for too long.
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Re: Munster 2016-2017

Postby Topdawg » June 19th, 2017, 5:26 pm

Rebels confirmed a few days ago that tony mcgahan is leaving the franchise at the end of the season ....find all the rassie rumours annoying he said towards the end of last year he will be staying and if that changes he will make an announcement so untill then I won't be panicking ideally if we were able to keep nienaber it wouldn't be as bad worse possible timing all the same.
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Re: Munster 2016-2017

Postby simonokeeffe » June 19th, 2017, 7:07 pm

Indo also saying the defence coach whose name I cant spell is also going

They dangled a red herring of saying Rassie has been told he can select whoever he wants, I'd take that to mean overseas based players, transformation is legally binding more or less
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Re: Munster 2016-2017

Postby offshorerules » June 20th, 2017, 2:10 pm

Nothing more in the papers today that I could see. I'm wondering if this is going to happen at all. Wouldn't be surprised if its a nothing story.
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Re: Munster 2016-2017

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » June 20th, 2017, 2:38 pm

Maybe but the Lions are the big story today and I thought it was interesting that Munster wouldn't comment on it yesterday.
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Re: Munster 2016-2017

Postby simonokeeffe » June 20th, 2017, 3:16 pm

Rassie leaving felt like the Mayweather McGregor fight, just constant clickbait that could never be disproven as pertained to future event

Now the fight is booked...
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Re: Munster 2016-2017

Postby Dave Cahill » June 21st, 2017, 12:38 pm

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Re: Munster 2016-2017

Postby offshorerules » June 21st, 2017, 3:48 pm

Said it before but I think they've backed the wrong horse there. I know Taute's defence is perceived as better but he is so slow.....
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