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Alan Quinlan and John Hayes at the open squad training session
Morgan Treacy
Supporting the Squad Open Day
4 April 2009, 4:35 pm
The threatening rain held off and Thomond Park was awash with Munster Supporters as they turned up in numbers to meet their heros in Thomond Park on Wednesday morning.
Munster Supporters were treated to an open squad training session yesterday in Limerick and more than three thousand people availed of the opportunity to get a first hand viewing of the players at work.

The day was a great success with the terraces filled with fans all around the stadium as they cheered on the players when they ran out to take part in the two hour session. Fans were treated to player interviews when Media Manager Pat Geraghty interviewed Captain Paul O'Connell and Ronan O'Gara pitchside, and they thanked the fans for their ongoing support and best wishes.

Excitement levels rose when the players went around the stadium afterwards signing autographs and chatting with the supporters.

Check out the pictures from the Thomond Park training session below. Images Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ronan O'Gara receives a warm welcome

Alan Quinlan in training

David Wallace and Jeremy Manning

Tomás O'Leary gets the backline going

Doug Howlett ready for impact

Paul Warwick in action

Mafi happy with his hair-do

Back to work!

Donnacha Ryan robs the ball on Paul O'Connell

Scrumhalves assume the position

Ronan O'Gara, David Wallace and Paul O'Connell in good form

Alan Quinlan starts signing autographs

Doug Howlett happy to meet the fans

David Wallace on a supporter's level

Family support - Gerard, John, Fionn and Aine O'Tiarnaigh line up to meet the players

Ronan O'Gara meets the fans

Peter Stinger in demand

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