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Match Day Information – Munster v Racing 92

18th January 2017 By Munster Rugby Supporters Club

Match Day Information – Munster v Racing 92

Full Match Day information for supporters attending Saturday’s sold out Champions Cup clash in Thomond Park where Munster host Racing 92 – KO 5:30pm.

Full Match Day information for supporters attending Saturday’s sold out Champions Cup clash in Thomond Park where Munster host Racing 92 – KO 5:30pm.


This game is sold out. Tickets are no longer available and will not be available at the ground on match day. With the addition of extra seating 26,200 tickets have been sold for this fixture. We have asked that members with season tickets who are unable to attend would transfer their tickets to a friend. More details on that here.

MRSC Activity

With the arrival of the Racing 92 Supporters, who made our own supporters so welcome in Paris, we have a number of activities planned for match day. Please see here for more details.

Sky Sports

Sky Sports will be broadcasting from the MRSC Bar between 3 and 3:30pm. The MRSC Bar will open at 2.30pm to facilitate this and we have invited members from the Racing 92 travelling support and members of the MRSC USA Branch to join us there. Come along early to meet and welcome both sets of visitors and you may even be on the TV!

Stadium Information

The Guinness Fan Zone will be open from 2:30pm. The MRSC will be hosting a Guard of Honour with members of the Racing Supporters Club for the team buses arriving to the stadium on Match Day. We would ask that as many supporters as possible gather at the white marquee in the Guinness Fanzone between 3:30 and 3:45 to pick up a Munster Flag and get instructions on placement for bus arrival at approx 3:50.

Join us in this show of solidarity and support and show both teams the famous Red Army welcome that we’re known for, as ROG returns to Thomond and our own team face into the most important home game of the season so far.

There will be lots of other activity in the Fan Zone including the Bank of Ireland Family Funzone which will be open for our younger supporters. We will also have player meet and greets from 5pm. Spin South West will be on location and our mascot Oscar is looking forward to meeting younger supporters. Plus they can put their rugby skills to the test in the ‘Tackle Cage Challenge’, ‘Tak’ Reaction Board and much more!

The Munster Rugby Museum Experience is open from 2:30pm, until before kick-off.

The stadium turnstiles will be open from 4pm with all bars and food outlets inside the ground open at the same time.

‘Tap and go’ – Contactless payments are now available throughout Thomond Park for amounts up to €;30.

The Munster Rugby Stores will be open at the stadium with the East Stand store open from 2:30pm, and the Mobile unit outside the West Stand also open from 2:30pm.

Pre-Match & Half-Time

We welcome the MRSC Choir who will perform before kick-off along with Sinead O’Brien.  The Hit Machine will also be with us pre match. The MRSC Guard of Honour will be present to welcome the teams onto the pitch. Our half-time mini rugby display will feature Dunmanway v Clonakilty and St. Senans v Crosshaven.

Please note:

  • No one will be able to enter the stadium with alcohol or glass and customers will be requested to remove the lids of any soft drink containers on entering the stadium.
  • Please do not enter the pitch area at any time and adhere to the stadium ground regulations found here.
  • There will be stewards and security on site to assist you with your enquiries on the day, and to ensure that the event runs smoothly and safely, so please respect their requests.

Traffic & Travel


Irish Rail have an hourly service from both Dublin and Cork to Limerick on the day of the match.

Irish Rail will provide a late return service to Cork and Mallow from Limerick at 10pm on the night while the existing 20.45pm departure to Dublin is available for returning Dublin based supporters.

Please note, Irish Rail are already seeing strong demand for the 12pm train from Heuston and the 12.20pm service from Cork due to arrive into Limerick at 2.15pm.

Full details of train times and fares available at www.irishrail.ie

Park and Ride will be in operation from the following locations:

Pickup Location Start Time Drop Off Point
Kilmurray Lodge 3:30pm Thomond Park
Raddisson Blu 3:30pm Ennis Road
South Court Hotel 3:15pm Ennis Road
Charleville Park Hotel 3:00pm Ennis Road

The public bus service from Henry Street (bus no. 302) runs every 20 minutes to Thomond Park.

Q-Park is Munster’s parking destination for all Munster Rugby home matches at Thomond Park for the 2016/2017 season. Those attending matches can booking their parking online and get big discounts. There are 2 parking products that supporters can choose from. 8hrs parking for only €;5 or 24hrs parking for only €;7. Simply click here, select your preferred parking product and book!

There is no parking in the vicinity of Thomond Park Stadium.

Weather in Limerick

Cloudy with highs of 8 degrees.


This game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

The Munster Rugby Supporters Club wish to thank you for your continued support.  


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