Busy Schedule For Munster In The Windy City
15th August 2007 By Munster Rugby
Munster arrive in Chicago on Wednesday August 22nd and leave again on Monday 27th but have a pretty hectic schedule in the days leading up their game with what is bound to be a fired-up US Eagles side in Toyota Park on Sunday week.
The squad arrive in O’Hare Airport in the afternoon of the Wednesday prior having flown American Airlines from Shannon.
They will have the rest of the day to recuperate and the following morning will conduct an open training at a venue as yet to be confirmed.. That session will be followed by a coaching session with young children from the area and player interviews. Later that evening the Munster tour party will attend an Irish Consulate Reception at the Union League hosted by the Consul General of Ireland, Sean Farrell.
On Friday morning its morning training (closed) and then in the afternoon Anthony Foley and Declan Kidney will attend a joint Munster/US team press conference at The Gage, a 300 seat restaurant on South Michigan Avenue between Monroe and Madison.
The USA Eagles squad arrive in Chicago Friday afternoon having spent four days at their training camp in Muscatine in nearby Iowa. Later that Friday evening they will be acquainted with their opponents when both squads attend Chicago White Sox versus the Boston Red Sox at the US Cellular Field home to the White Sox.
On Saturday morning there will be usual Captain Run a a venue yet to be confirmed and in the afternoon selected players and management will take themselves to Fado’s Pub in Downtown Chicago for an autograph session organised by Setanta Sports who are covering the match (USA Eagles v Munster 8pm Sunday 26th August Setanta Sports Ireland).
The game itself on Sunday has a scheduled 2.10pm kick off. It will be preceded by a Chicago Presidents XV v Boston Irish Wolfhounds (12.15) and afterwards both sides will attend a Heineken World Cup send off reception at the stadium.
The Munster squad depart the States on Monday evening, arriving back into Shannon early am on Tuesday morning.