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All You Need To Know | Barbarians Double-Header

28th September 2023 By The Editor

Shane Daly at training on Tuesday.

Shane Daly at training on Tuesday. Inpho

The Munster Men’s and Women’s team will be in action on Saturday in a historic double-header against the Barbarians.

Find out all you need to know ahead of the games below.

There will be a minute’s applause for Greig Oliver ahead of the men’s game following his tragic passing in July. Hawick RFC posted a lovely piece on a commemorative event that was recently held at the club here. Read our tribute to Greig here.


Thomond Park


The women’s game kicks off at 2pm and the men’s game starts at 4.30pm.


Tickets are available to purchase here from €20 for adults and €10 for juniors right up until kick off.

The best value tickets are the Family Packs of four tickets for just €40 which include 2 Adults & 2 Juniors tickets.


Live on Access Munster, brought to you by Pinergy – see full details here.

Entertainment & Giveaways

The URC trophy will be on display for photos behind the North Terrace with activities, face-painters and concessions also situated behind the North Terrace.

There will be some fantastic giveaways with signed balls and match tickets for Munster v Sharks at Thomond Park next month to be handed out to some lucky supporters.

Entry, Exit & Access

Gates open at 1pm and supporters can exit and re-enter the stadium up to 4.30pm. In order to re-enter, you must scan out when exiting. If you do not scan out, you will not be able to scan back in.

Supporters in the East side of the stadium who wish to access the URC trophy, face-painters and concessions behind the North Terrace must obtain a wristband when exiting in order to allow re-entry to the East stand/terrace.

Did you know?

The first-ever Barbarians Women’s game was played against Munster at Thomond Park in 2017.

The Munster men’s team have never faced the Barbarians.

Munster News

Ticket & Matchday Info

Access Munster Live Stream

Munster Men’s training gallery

Munster Women’s training gallery

Graham Rowntree Signs New Contract


Munster Women: Aoife Corey, Chisom Ugwueru, Alana McInerney, Stephanie Nunan, Stephanie Carroll; Kate Flannery, Muirne Wall; Róisín Ormond, Beth Buttimer, Eilís Cahill; Dorothy Wall (C), Clodagh O’Halloran; Brianna Heylmann, Jane Clohessy, Chloe Pearse.

Replacements: Ciara Farrell, Fiona Reidy, Gillian Coombes, Claire Bennett, Maeve Óg O’Leary, Abbie Salter-Townshend, Aoife O’Shaughnessy, Aoife Doyle.

Barbarians Women: Elizabeth Goulden; Maria Magatti, Grace Steinmetz, Kate Alder, Megan Gaffney; Elinor Snowsill, Ailsa Hughes; Elizabeth Crake, May Campbell, Kathryn Buggy; Christiana Balogun, Eloise Blackwell; Beth Stafford, Vicky Fleetwood, Ciara Griffin.

Replacements: Joanna Kitlinski, Lindsay Peat, Ciara O’Connor, Kay Searcy, Ciara Cooney, Mary Healy, Patricia Garcia Rodriguez, Gemma Rowland.

Munster Men: Shane Daly; Shay McCarthy, Antoine Frisch, Rory Scannell, Calvin Nash; Joey Carbery, Ethan Coughlan; Josh Wycherley, Diarmuid Barron, Stephen Archer; Edwin Edogbo, Fineen Wycherley; Jack O’Donoghue (C), Jack Daly, Gavin Coombes.

Replacements: Niall Scannell, Mark Donnelly, John Ryan, Tom Ahern, Brian Gleeson, Neil Cronin, Tony Butler, Fionn Gibbons.

Barbarians Men: Nans Ducuing; Lucas Tauzin, Jean-Baptiste Dubié, Sofiane Guitoune, Toby Arnold; Julien Dumora, Jonathan Ruru; Rodrigue Neti, Kristian Dacey,  Vadim Cobîlaș;  Loann Goujon, Piula Faʻasalele; Baptiste Heguy, Aaron Shingler, Leone Nakarawa.

Replacements: Kirby Myhill, Rob Evans, Tevita Tatafu, Josh Brennan, Giovanni Licata, Max Green, Damien Hoyland, Virimi Vakatawa.

Press Pass

Hear from Munster Women’s Head Coach Niamh Briggs and Men’s Head Coach Graham Rowntree ahead of the games.

URC Tickets

Tickets for all Munster men’s home games for the 2023/24 campaign are available here.


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