18 May, 00:08
Munster have announced that Ronan O'Gara has retired from playing professional rugby. It's understood that the 36 year old will take up a coaching role abroad at the start of the 2013/14 season.
Towards the end of 2010 Munster Rugby established a structure whereby they undertook to actively support three nominated charities in the course of the 2010/2011 season.
After consultation with Munster Staff, Players, Management and Munster Branch, the three charities selected were:
To date, each charity has had the use of a corporate box for their own purposes at Munster games staged in Thomond Park Stadium, and on January 1st the Munster v Ulster Magners League game has been designated The Munster Rugby Charity Match.
On that day, Munster Rugby will donate one euro (€1) from every ticket sold for the match, including season tickets, to be split equally between Suicide Aware, TLC4CF and UNICEF.
In addition collections and fundraising activities will run throughout the day to further help fundraise for the three charities.
To purchase a ticket for the Munster v Ulster match on 1st January 2011 click here.
Munster Rugby urge our supporters, sponsors and suppliers to join us in helping our nominated charities kick start the New Year. Donations can also be made online by clicking on the following link, http://www.mycharity.ie/donate_charityIndex.php?charityID=477