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February 15, 2005

David Jordan takes on Celtic League role

Posted by Editor on February 15, 2005 02:39 PM | 7 comments | Print | E-mail author

David Jordan has a new role at the Celtic League
David Jordan, Glasgow former chief executive, has been appointed interim tournament director of the Celtic League.

He succeeds Keith Grainger, who is now the SRU's commercial director.

David said: "I am delighted to be able to advise that I have taken over the tournament director's position from Keith Grainger on an interim basis until the end of the season, at which time a permanent successor will be appointed.

"My first task is to thank Keith for all his hard work in establishing the Celtic League and Cup into the strong competitions that they have become. The fact that Ireland and Wales sit top of the Six Nations emphasises just how competitive our tournaments are.

"Having been a participant in these tournaments I am well aware of some of the issues that require to be developed to drive the Celtic League forward. Of particular necessity is to have stability and consistency applied to all aspects of our tournaments."

Posted by Big G on February 15, 2005 03:55 PM | Reply to this comment

Musical Chairs indeed.........
Now you be a good boy David and keep yer mouth shut and you'll get your rewards..must be nice to have pals in the right place!

Posted by hugh on February 15, 2005 04:21 PM | Reply to this comment

And maybe get a main sponsor which his predecessor failed to get

Posted by Man with Bottle on February 15, 2005 07:30 PM | Reply to this comment

possibly a certain brewery that won awards as a previous glasgow sponsor

Posted by Big Blue on February 16, 2005 02:27 PM | Reply to this comment

DJ will be present on Sunday evening in Limerick for our game against Munster. First test of his neutrality!

Posted by hugh on February 16, 2005 08:52 PM | Reply to this comment

Correct if I am wrong David's predecessor Keith Grainger failed to attract a sponsor for the Celtic League and he is now in charge of three pro sides that require to be franchised and/or sponsored?

Posted by Big G on February 17, 2005 08:23 AM | Reply to this comment


No need for correction, you are right.........its just one big game of musical chairs........if your face fits!

Posted by Big Blue on February 17, 2005 10:49 AM | Reply to this comment

DJ hasn't a bad track record with sponsorship. MwB has commented above on a former Glasgow sponsor. Caledonian Brewery won their category in the Sport Scotland "Sponsor of the Year" awards. As well as the financial side of it, they provided flags, banners, caps, competitions, etc for the fans. They helped broadcast, helped display the name of Glasgow Rugby. It was the SRU who decided to move on elsewhere.

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