15 Apr 14
The Squad trained in UL today ahead of what is now a must-win interprovincial derby away to Connacht if Munster are to secure qualification for the knock-out stages of the RaboDirect PRO12.
The 'cheer of the day' claim was a close run thing because Hayes and his Munster colleagues arrived after Glanbia's Kieran O'Connor had introduced Kilkenny's All Ireland winning Tommy Walsh, the pocket-rocket half-back who played a starring role in his side's win over Tipperary in Croke Park three weeks ago.
The Munster trio were introduced to the assembled audience by O'Connor and afterwards posed for photographs before moving down to the Munster Rugby Store manned by Tom Hartery and Denis Hurley.
They arrived after Presidential Candidate Michael D Higgins had left but not before he'd had his photograph taken with the Magners League trophy that Munster won last season.