The annual Munster Rugby Golf Classic will take place on Monday 24th August at The Heritage. Proceeds will go to the Munster Rugby Talent Camp which identifies Academy and Development squad players as well as preparing for the upcoming Interprovincial competitions.
IRUPA will launch a Members Helpline to provide confidential and independent help to current and past players and their families. The service comes on the back of a survey that analysed all aspects of the game and the impact rugby has on players' lives off the field.
In recent weeks, Munster Rugby has donated a total of 83 boxes of unused team kit from the past five seasons to developing rugby countries through SOS Kit Aid, a charity whose mission is to recycle sports kit for the benefit of young people overseas so they are given a sporting chance.
Members of the Greencore Munster Rugby Academy and sub-academy this week began preparations for the upcoming season. Lead Academy S&C Coach Joe McGinley takes us through a diverse week for players that coupled conditioning and rugby with practical cookery and first-aid modules.
Don't miss the rugby festival of the summer on August 21st and 22nd when Thomond Park hosts the Limerick World Club 7s Series. A carnival atmosphere is again guaranteed and with hospitality packages available from as little as EUR55pp, make it your destination for an end-of-summer group day/night out!
Joe Schmidt has named a 45 man training squad ahead of Ireland's Guinness Summer Series in August and September. Munster's Paul O'Connell has been named captain with Dave Kilcoyne, Tommy O'Donnell, Peter O'Mahony, Donnacha Ryan, Keith Earls, Felix Jones, Conor Murray and Simon Zebo also included.
Thomond Park yesterday played host to restaurateur and TV chef Paul Treyvaud for a special Munster Rugby edition of his new international cookery show Treyvaud Travels. As well as cooking up some culinary delights, special guests included Munster Commercial Ambassador Doug Howlett and M.A.R referee John Lacey.
In what has been a busy month for a number of Munster's Senior and Academy players, we look back - through pictures - at their respective involvement in the Tbilisi Cup and World Rugby U20 Championship.
The students of Cannistown National School in Navan, Co. Meath were the guests of Munster Rugby and the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind recently when they were treated to a training session at Irish Independent Park with Munster's Peter O'Mahony, Niall Scannell, James Cronin and Donnacha Ryan.
Following last week's Champions Cup pool draw that sees Munster face Stade Francais, Leicester Tigers and Benetton Treviso in Pool 4, Thomond Park matchday hospitality is now almost sold out for all three games.
Over a thousand rugby fans from across out the province turned out Thomond Park yesterday to see rugby's greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, making it the most attended event of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour to date.
The Ireland Men's Sevens squad - which featured Munster Academy players Alex Wootton and Gearoid Lyons, and Young Munster's Diarmuid McCarthy - secured the Rugby Europe Division B title in Zagreb with Wootton topping the try scoring charts on 10 tries.
Having led the side in the absence of squad captain Rhys Ruddock, Munster's Billy Holland this afternoon lifted the Tbilisi Cup after Emerging Ireland's third straight bonus point win of the tournament, defeating host nation Georgia 45-12. It is the first time Emerging Ireland have claimed the Cup.
The Munster Academy's Stephen Fitzgerald scored a brace of tries in Ireland U20s' 17-9 win over Scotland U20s, a victory that saw Ireland finish seventh overall in this year's World Rugby U20 Championship. The province's Liam O'Connor and Jack Cullen also made appearances from the bench.
Munster's Billy Holland will captain Emerging Ireland for their Tbilisi Cup encounter with tournament hosts Georgia tomorrow afternoon. In total, nine changes are made to the starting line-up from Wednesday's victory over Uruguay with five Munster players included in the matchday squad.
Greencore Munster Academy representatives Stephen Fitzgerald, Liam O'Connor and Jack Cullen have been included in the Ireland U20 side to face Scotland in the seventh place play-off of the World Rugby U20 Championship.