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Ticket & Matchday Info | Munster v Castres Olympique

16th December 2021 By The Editor

A view of Thomond Park.

A view of Thomond Park. Inpho

Munster face Castres Olympique in the Heineken Champions Cup on Saturday night in another vital European encounter for Johann van Graan’s side.

See all ticket, event and safety information below. As per Government guidance, Munster Rugby recommends that all supporters attending Thomond Park Stadium should wear a mask.


Tickets are only available online here. Tickets will not be available to purchase at the Stadium on matchday.

We will accommodate up to 100 per cent of the stadium capacity for this game. It is set to be played in front of the largest crowd to attend Thomond Park since December 2019.

Supporters are advised to download their tickets before they arrive at Thomond Park. See more ticket information here.

Gates will open 2 hours before kick-off at 6pm to facilitate access to the stadium.

Safety Protocols

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

Please note that there may be flashing and fast-moving lights at Thomond Park ahead of kick-off. Please seek assistance from a steward if you feel unwell.


As per Government guidance, Munster Rugby recommends that all supporters attending Thomond Park Stadium should wear a mask.

It is the personal responsibility of all supporters to ensure they adhere to Government guidelines.

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.

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 & Signage

Your designated seats will be identified on your match tickets. Please remain in your seats unless exiting or using amenities.

Signage will be in place throughout the stadium to remind you of our health & safety measures.

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 and food & beverage outlets will be open in the concourses within the stadium. External bars and catering units will also operate on the East and West Side of the Stadium.

In line with Covid guidelines to avoid congestion in the concourses, please return to your seat or terrace location to consume food & drink.


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.

Match Programmes

A limited number of match programmes will be available for sale on the approach to the stadium turnstiles due to reduced operations. Please ensure that you purchase your match programme before you go through the turnstiles. Programmes are only available through contactless payment.

Life Style Sports

The Life Style Sports Store will be open for this match. Shop online here.


Brian Hartnett will join us to perform Stand Up and Fight before kick-off.

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.


Pickup Location Start Time Drop Off Point Information
Chawkes Petrol Station, Castletroy 1730hrs Thomond Park Tel: + 353 (0) 61 381700
Radisson Hotel, Ennis Road 1730hrs Thomond Park Tel: + 353 (0) 61 381701
Southcourt Hotel, Raheen 1730hrs 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 and directions of the stewards when departing the stadium.


Dry with highs of 6 degrees. Weather updates are available on www.met.ie


This game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2.


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.

Thank for your support!


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