Sunday August 9, 2020

Leinster at a loss as it lives off hope and cash reserves

Irish rugby is in limbo, with all the provinces feeling the impact of Covid-19 restrictions on sporting fixtures. At Leinster alone, there’s an €8m hole in the balance sheet

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

14th June, 2020
Leinster fans at the 2019 Heineken Champions Cup semi final vs Toulouse: the club faces the usual bills but no revenue Picture: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Mick Dawson, the chief executive of Leinster Rugby, should be sitting in the club’s trophy room, potentially polishing both the European Champions Cup and the Pro 14 trophy while gearing up for the season to come. Instead, for the last three months he and his club have been in limbo.

The last season still hasn’t finished, no one knows what the coming season will look like, and Dawson is staring down the barrel of...

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