Dismal Lions tour to net IRFU €800,000

The British & Irish Lions may have lost the Test series against New Zealand – a 3-0 whitewash after yesterday's 38-19 defeat to the All Blacks – but the tour's commercial success is set to benefit Irish rugby to the tune of €800,000.

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Ian Kehoe

9th July, 2005

The British & Irish Lions may have lost the Test series against New Zealand – a 3-0 whitewash after yesterday's 38-19 defeat to the All Blacks – but the tour's commercial success is set to benefit Irish rugby to the tune of €800,000.

British & Irish Lions, the Dublin holding company that operates the tour, is understood to have made a profit of more than €3 million from the event. The money will be distributed...

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