19 Apr 14
In ideal playing conditions at the Sportsground Munster claimed a bonus point victory against Connacht to win 32-23 tonight, moving the province back to 2nd spot in the table.
This Saturday, the Irish Examiner have teamed up with Munster Rugby to bring you an exclusively designed Christmas wrapping paper, specially created for you by Munster Rugby.
This unique gift is free with your Irish Examiner on Saturday, December 5th and for every Irish Examiner sold on the day a donation will be made to the Irish Cancer Society.
Munster Rugby CEO Garrett Fitzgerald commenting on the Munster Rugby inclusion "We are delighted to support such an important initiative, especially at this time of year and believe this is a great way for everyone to show their support to an extremely worthwhile campaign."
The Irish Cancer Society is a full partner to this fundraising offer. Welcoming the Christmas wrapping paper fundraising drive, Irish Cancer Society Chief Executive, John McCormack said "the move is vital to supporting the thousands of cancer sufferers - and survivors - throughout Ireland. The Irish Cancer Society is thrilled with the Irish Examiner and congratulates them on this novel initiative. The cancer challenge is an enormous one and everyone has a cancer story either directly or indirectly" he said. "We rely on the generosity of individuals and organisations like Irish Examiner and Munster Rugby to help us raise funds so that we can maintain and grow our services" he explained.
Irish Examiner Head of Marketing Mairead Maher said "the Irish Cancer Society provides invaluable care and emotional support to people with cancer and their families. With so many people affected by cancer, this is a cause that holds strong in people's hearts, making it a charity we want to get behind. It's a tough year for charities so our campaign with the Irish Cancer Society is an important demonstration of giving something back".
"We would like to thank Munster Rugby who very generously gave their support to our Christmas appeal campaign and hope that our support for the Irish Cancer Society makes a difference".
Irish Examiner is lending a helping hand by including free designer Christmas wrapping paper for every reader each day from today December 1st to Saturday December 5th. Each sheet of wrapping paper is designed by a well-known personality.
The designers include:
1. Tuesday - Paul Costelloe
2. Wednesday - Marian Keyes
3. Thursday - The Examiner Christmas photos from their archives
4. Friday - Rachel Allen
5. Saturday - Munster Rugby