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Munster To Face London Irish In Pre-Season Clash

15th July 2019 By The Editor

Dan Goggin scores against London Irish last season.

Dan Goggin scores against London Irish last season.

Munster Rugby can confirm the province will host Declan Kidney’s London Irish at Irish Independent Park on Friday, September 13 (7.30pm).

The teams will compete for the Jack Wakefield Memorial Trophy, which is contested every time London Irish play an Irish province in a challenge match. The trophy is named in honour of a young London Irish supporter who passed away in 2005.

As the sides meet for the ninth time in 12 seasons, London Irish Director of Rugby Kidney returns to Cork for the second year in a row.

The game will form part of Munster’s preparations for the upcoming campaign with the Guinness PRO14 season starting later than usual this year due to the Rugby World Cup.

Munster face Connacht at the Sportsground the following week with a 3pm kick-off on Saturday, September 21.

Munster were 32-28 winners over London Irish in last August’s pre-season clash between the sides. Tries from Darren Sweetnam, Brian Scott, Dan Goggin and Mike Sherry (two) saw Munster emerge victorious in the first game played on the modified 3G surface at Irish Independent Park.

See match highlights below.

Former Munster Head Coach Kidney led the province to two European Cup titles, in 2006 and 2008, and won the Grand Slam with Ireland in 2009.


Full members of the MRSC who paid for their Season Ticket in full at the time of renewals and 10-Year Ticket holders are entitled to free entry to Munster v London Irish. These tickets can be redeemed via your account.

Buy tickets here.

Adult: €15

Junior/Student: €5

Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children): €30

Pre-Season Fixtures

Friday, September 13

Munster v London Irish, Irish Independent Park, 7.30pm;

Saturday, September 21

Connacht v Munster, Sportsground, 3pm;


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