Matchday Info – Munster v Leinster
23rd December 2016 By Munster Rugby
The latest ticket, travel and matchday information for the St. Stephen’s Day, Guinness PRO12 clash in Thomond Park where Munster host Leinster at 5:30pm.
This game is sold out. Tickets are no longer available and will not be available at the ground on match day. With the addition of extra seating 26,200 tickets have been sold, the attendance is now set to be the highest ever for a PRO12 fixture at Thomond Park.
Pre-Match & Half-Time
This match is Munster’s annual Charity Match – with Munster supporting it’s official charities for the season – Diabetes Ireland and The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. One euro from every match programme sold will be donated to the charities, so your support is greatly welcome. The charities will also be presented with signed Munster jerseys at half time by members of the squad.
We welcome the MRSC Choir who will perform before kick-off along with Sinead O’Brien. The Hit Machine will also be with us pre match.
We will also welcome the Munster U18 Clubs side, who won the Interpro Championship this year to claim the title for the first time in 13 years. The Junior MRSC Guard of Honour will be present to welcome the teams onto the pitch, these junior members were the lucky winners of a recent competition held by the MRSC.
Our half-time mini rugby display will feature Waterpark v Cashel and Muskerry v Newcastle West.
Open from 2.30pm, make the Guinness Fan Zone your pre-match meeting point. Soak up the atmosphere in the Guinness Dug Out Bar and Fan Zone Village and enjoy great food from a wide range of artisan vendors.
There will be lots of activity in the Fan Zone including the Bank of Ireland Family Funzone which will be open for our younger supporters.
We will also have player meet and greets from 5pm.
Spin South West will be on location and our mascot Oscar is looking forward to meeting younger supporters. Plus they can put their rugby skills to the test in the 'Tackle Cage Challenge', 'Tak' Reaction Board and much more!
In highlighting the need to be alert and be safe when driving to and from our games across the festive period, Kearys Renault – official car partner to Munster Rugby – will provide free coffee to the first 500 drivers at Thomond Park on St Stephen’s Day.
Backed by the Road Safety Authority, the first 500 drivers can simply show their car keys at the Kearys Renault car displays – in the Fan Zone Plaza on the East and located alongside the Munster shop in the West Stand – to avail of their free coffee.
The North Terrace becomes the North Pole – after his trip around the world, Santa will visit Thomond Park on St. Stephen’s Day, he will be present in the North Terrace and will have goody packs for the first 500 arrivals in the North Terrace on the day.
The Munster Rugby Museum Experience is open from 3pm, until before kick-off.
The stadium turnstiles will be open from 4pm with all bars and food outlets inside the ground open at the same time.
‘Tap and go’ – Contactless payments are now available throughout Thomond Park for amounts up to €;30.
The Munster Rugby Stores will be open at the stadium with the East Stand store open from 3pm, and the Mobile unit outside the West Stand also open from 3pm.
- No one will be able to enter the stadium with alcohol or glass and customers will be requested to remove the lids of any soft drink containers on entering the stadium.
- Please do not enter the pitch area at any time and adhere to the stadium ground regulations found here.
- There will be stewards and security on site to assist you with your enquiries on the day, and to ensure that the event runs smoothly and safely, so please respect their requests.
Traffic & Travel
Park and Ride will be in operation from the following locations:
|Pickup Location||Start Time||Drop Off Point|
|Kilmurray Lodge||13:30||Thomond Park|
|Raddisson Blu||13:30||Thomond Park|
|South Court Hotel||15:15||Thomond Park|
The public bus service from Henry Street (bus no. 302) runs every 20 minutes to Thomond Park.
Q-Park is Munster's parking destination for all Munster Rugby home matches at Thomond Park for the 2016/2017 season. Those attending matches can booking their parking online and get big discounts. There are 2 parking products that supporters can choose from. 8hrs parking for only €;5 or 24hrs parking for only €;7. Simply click here, select your preferred parking product and book!
There is no parking in the vicinity of Thomond Park Stadium.
Weather in Limerick
Sunny spells. Highs of 8 degrees.
This game will be broadcast live on TG4 and Sky Sports.
Munster Rugby wish to thank you for your continued support.