24 May, 14:58
With the latest signings announced earlier today Academy Manager Peter Malone gives his thoughts on the newest members to join the Munster Rugby Academy.
Later that night Dolans is the venue for a 'Night of Music' that will feature Barry Murphy's Hermitage Green who will be joined by May Kay (Fight Like Apes), Mike Hanrahan (Stocktons Wing), Eoin Coughlan, Acoustra, Celtic Whisper and d'Unbelievables John Kenny and Pat Shortt.
On Monday it's on to Roscrea Rugby Club, a leg that will include Munster Academy players and senior squad members Keith Earls, Marcus Horan, Wian du Preez, with the final Irish leg starting from Portlaoise (Midway Hotel) and ending in Maynooth (Glenroyal Hotel) before the final push to Trinity College where it's expected to arrive around 6pm to be greeted by Shane Jennings, Malcolm O'Kelly, Eoin Reddan, John Fogarty, Robert Kearney and their colleagues from the Leinster squad.
All support welcome along the way and at stage ends!
Please note It is not too late to show your support and join the cycle at any of the stages. Interested cyclists can opt to take part in single stages or multiple stages of the event. Cyclists wishing to take part should register by contacting Claire Hickey, Munster Rugby on 021-4323563 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration costs €50, with a minimum of €300 required per cyclist to participate- regardless of how many stages you wish to participate in.
Stage 1: Sunday 19th June 2011- Musgrave Park – Thomond Park (98km/61 miles)
Stage 2: Monday 20th June 2011- Thomond Park – Roscrea RFC (74km/46 miles)
Stage 3A: Tuesday 21st June 2011- Portlaoise RFC – Maynooth (67km/41.5 miles)
Stage 3B: Tuesday 21st June 2011- Maynooth - Trinity College (29km/18 miles)*
*Munster Rugby involvement ends at Stage 3B Finish.
If not taking part in the cycle please show your support by donating online here to the Munster Rugby Cycle for Paul Darbyshire and Motor Neurone Research Ireland.