Speaking at the event were Peter Malone, Elite Player Development Manager and Patrick Coveney CEO of Greencore. Both men spoke about a number of the initiatives adopted in areas such as nutrition, business mentoring support and work experience for Academy players.
They also spoke about the newly established Patrons Programme, a programme which comprises of Founder Patrons who support two Academy players each, and Academy Patrons who support one player each for the duration of their involvement.
Malone went on to speak about the Academy's summer plans;
"We run a very heavy programme for our Academy over the summer. They will be in camp for 3 weeks and then training between Limerick and Cork for the rest of the summer. It is our chance to work the players at a very high level, as when they get back to college we have to manage their college load as well."
Later that evening, during the interval of the Munster v Ulster clash, a cheque for €140,000 was presented to the Greencore Munster Academy from the Munster Rugby Supporters Club.