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Ticket & Matchday Info | Munster v Cell C Sharks

23rd September 2021 By The Editor

Supporters make their long-awaited return to Thomond Park on Saturday night.

Supporters make their long-awaited return to Thomond Park on Saturday night. Inpho

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Thomond Park Stadium for our first round game of the United Rugby Championship against the Sharks on Saturday (7.35pm).

Find out all you need to know ahead of the game here.

To help protect you and your fellow supporters, we ask that you comply with all protocols in relation to COVID spectator safety while attending matches at Thomond Park Stadium.


Tickets are only available online here. Tickets will be available to purchase online right up to kick-off but will not be available to purchase at the Stadium on matchday.

There are still tickets available for the East Stand, West Stand and North Terrace.

Supporters are advised to download their tickets before they arrive at Thomond Park. If you do not have a smartphone, printed tickets will be accepted. See more ticket details here and read a guide on e-tickets here.

Gates will open 2 hours before kick-off at 17:35 to facilitate access to the stadium.


All supporters entering the stadium must wear a mask for the duration of their visit, including while in your seat at Thomond Park Stadium (except while eating and drinking). Supporters under 13 years of age are not required to wear a mask. Please find details on how to safely wear a mask here.

Please note the following:

  • Please do not attend the stadium if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any of the following symptoms: Cough, Fever, High Temperature, Sore Throat, Breathlessness, Loss/Change of sense of smell/taste or any Flu like symptoms.
  • No one will be permitted to enter the stadium with alcohol or glass and customers will be requested to remove the lids of any soft drink/ water containers on entering the stadium.
  • Please do not enter the pitch area at any time and adhere to the stadium ground regulations
  • There will be stewards and security onsite to assist you with your enquiries on the day, and to ensure that the event runs smoothly and safely, so please respect their requests.

Staff Clearance & Checks

To ensure the safety of everyone in the stadium, all staff working at the stadium on match day will have completed an IRFU approved education module along with a medical screening. Staff will also undertake temperature checks before being admitted to work on match day.

All players and staff operating in the high-performance areas of the stadium will be PCR tested in addition to the above measures. Only those who are PCR tested will be admitted to the designated high-performance areas.

Cleaning & Hand Sanitising Protocols

Additional cleaning and sanitising measures have been employed across the stadium. You will find hand sanitisers located at the entry points and throughout the stadium. Please sanitise your hands before entry and regularly while in the stadium.

Seating, Social Distancing & Signage

Please adhere to social distancing while in the stadium as well as when entering and exiting.

The seating plan has been organised to ensure social distancing protocols can be followed within the Stadium. Your designated seats will be identified on your match tickets. Please remain in your seats unless exiting or using amenities.

For supporters in the terraces, we would ask that you maintain social distance while in the terraces.

Signage will be in place throughout the stadium to remind you of these measures. We would like to thank our sponsor Laya Healthcare for assisting us with this. Find out more in the below video.

HSE Contact Tracing App

Munster Rugby supports the HSE COVID Tracker app and we ask that you download this app to your device and use it while attending the stadium.

Bars & Food Concessions

Bars will not be open for this fixture and alcohol will not be available as per COVID Guidelines.

There will be food & beverage outlets open in the concourses throughout the stadium.


We will not be giving out flags at the Stadium on match day, but please bring your flags from home with you to the Stadium.

Player Meetings

Although our squad love to interact with supporters, unfortunately due to COVID Guidelines, they will not be permitted to sign autographs or take selfies. We appreciate your understanding in relation to this.


Park & Ride

Pickup Location Start Time Drop Off Point Information
302 Public bus service from Henry street Thomond Park www.buseireann.ie/timetables/1479809060-302.pdf 
Chawkes Petrol Station, Castletroy 1800hrs Thomond Park Tel: + 353 (0) 61 381700
Radisson Hotel, Ennis Road 1800hrs Thomond Park Tel: + 353 (0) 61 381701
Southcourt Hotel, Raheen 1800hrs Thomond Park Tel: + 353 (0) 61 381702


The 302 bus service from Henry Street runs every half hour from 15.30 and has a drop off at Thomond Park. Full bus service details see www.buseireann.ie.

Stadium Exit

At the end of the game, please exit the stadium via the same doorway that you used for entry. We ask that all supporters take their time and continue to follow social distancing protocols when departing the stadium.


Warm, sunny spells with highs of 18 degrees. Weather updates are available on www.met.ie


We would appreciate your feedback in relation to measures that we have implemented in the stadium. We will issue you with a short survey after the game to facilitate this and would welcome all comments.

Thanks for your support!



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