WATCH: Fans Out In Force At Open Training Session
12th April 2017 By The Editor
Those lucky enough to secure tickets made their way to Irish Independent Park in Cork today to see Munster prepare for Ulster in round 20 of the Guinness PRO12 on Saturday.
As part of #MunsterFamilyWeek this Easter break, those who got their hands on limited free tickets queued from early in the day, enjoying the Bank of Ireland Family Funzone as they entered via the Dolphin gate before making their way towards the pitch and cheering on the entire squad.
Getting an exclusive behind the scenes look at how the squad prepare in competitive weeks such as this, the 2,000 strong crowd got to see the full session as the players went through their warm up, conditioning, rugby drills and post session cool down.
Once completed, the carnival atmosphere went up another octave as players met with fans who lined up three to four deep along the West Stand, North Terrace and South Terrace. Autographs and selfies were the order of the day and players spent just shy of two hours meeting fans – young and old – thanking them for their incredible support this season.
Also, as is fast becoming tradition at the Easter Open Training Session, MRSC Junior members joined players in an Egg and Spoon race with this year’s honours going to local favourite Cian Bohane and his Junior teammates Oisin Amos and Isaac Mullins who perhaps one day will be stars of the red jersey.
See video highlights and pictures below…
As part of #MunsterFamilyWeek, you also have the chance to win a family pass to Munster v Ulster daily. Click here to enter.
Munster v Ulster, Guinness PRO12 round 20, Saturday April 15 at Thomond Park, ko 3pm.
Tickets can be purchased online here, from the Munster Rugby Ticket Offices at Thomond Park and Irish Independent Park, or by calling 061 421103.
2,000 fans line the pitch to watch Munster train at Irish Independent Park.