Thomond Park Clothing Range Launched
31st October 2007 By Munster Rugby
Munster Rugby has become one of the first European sports brands to launch its own dedicated clothing range outside of regular team and supporter wear.
A new clothing range known as the Thomond Park Collection was unveiled last night at the Munster Rugby Store in Limerick by some of the provinces top players. The Thomond Park Collection will also be the official causal clothing wear for the Munster Rugby team.
Sales & Marketing Manager for Munster Rugby Glyn Billinghurst explained ‘It was a very interesting process for all involved bringing a new clothing line to the market. As the senior squad will be clothed by the Thomond Park Collection, we ensured the players were very involved in the selection of the final range that will be on the market from early November.
He added ‘The Thomond Park Collection has received extremely positive support from the clothing retailers around the country who have already seen the designs for Spring / Summer 2008. Based on trade feedback we are confident that the range will become established firmly in the casual leisure market as a year round favourite, and not just a Munster Rugby clothing item.’
Anthony Foley and Barry Murphy were two of the Munster players involved in the selection process and Foley who attended the launch said ‘This is a great addition to the clothing options for all sports fans and not just rugby supporters. The feedback from the squad has been great and certainly added some style to the player’s casual clothing choices.”
The newly launched Thomond Park Collection will cater for all age groups divided into two categories, Sports and Casual. The sports category will initially include polo shirts, rugby shirts and fashion t-shirts while the casual range will include shirts, pants and pullovers. The full range will be available from the 3rd November in the Munster Rugby Store and sports and clothing stores throughout the country.