Connacht overspend of €400k
THERE is growing concern over a serious budget over run in Connacht, estimated at more than €400,000, sources in the province and the IRFU have told the Sunday Independent.
A senior union source said that there was no threat to the running of the game in the west, but that it has serious implications for the Professional Game Board in the province.
"It's the worst thing that could have happened," he said.
The PGB was set up in December 2010 with a responsibility, according to the official statement at the time: "to oversee all aspects of the professional game in Connacht."
Its creation was heralded at the time as a key step in making Connacht a more viable entity on and off the field.
Spokespersons for the IRFU, Connacht and the PGB were all unavailable for comment yesterday.