4 Dec, 17:04
Munster's preparations continued today for the must-win Heineken Cup game at Thomond Park against Perpignan on Sunday (ko 12:45pm).
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.