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Munster v Cardiff Blues – Match Day Information

27th September 2017 By Munster Rugby Supporters Club

Munster v Cardiff Blues – Match Day Information

The latest ticket, travel and matchday information for Saturday afternoon’s Round 5 Guinness PRO14 clash in Thomond Park where Munster host Cardiff Blues – KO 1:30 pm

The latest ticket, travel and matchday information for Saturday afternoon’s Round 5 Guinness PRO14 clash in Thomond Park where Munster host Cardiff Blues – KO 1:30 pm


The MRSC Bar will open at 12 noon on Saturday. The following additional hot food option will be available in the bar; a Thai Green Chicken Curry, flavoured with Green Chilli, Coriander & Garlic, finished with Aubergine & Coconut Cream, served with Steamed Rice will be available in a takeaway tub for only €;5.

Match Entertainment

During Pre-Match & Half-Time we welcome our very own MRSC Choir who will perform before kick-off. The MRSC Guard of Honour will be present to welcome the teams onto the pitch. Our half-time mini rugby display will feature Scariff RFC V Newcastle West RFC and St. Mary's RFC V Waterpark RFC.

Stadium Information

Open from 12 noon, make our brand new covered Pavilion on the Fan Zone your pre-match meeting point. We will have player meet and greets from 12:30pm . You can soak up the atmosphere in the Guinness Dug Out Bar and enjoy great food from a wide range of artisan vendors.

There will be lots of activity in the Fan Zone including the Bank of Ireland Family Funzone which will be open for our younger supporters. Spin South West will be on location and our mascot Oscar is looking forward to meeting our 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 12 noon , until before kick-off.

The stadium turnstiles will be open from 12:30pm 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 12:00, and the Mobile unit outside the West Stand also open from 12:00.

After the game there will be live music from Tree’s Fall Down in the Pavilion on the Fan Zone, with bars and catering facilities in the fan zone also open after the game.

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 enquires on the day, and to ensure that the event runs smoothly and safely, so please respect their requests.


Tickets start from €;20 for Adults, €;40 for Families and €;7 for Juniors and are available to purchase from the following locations:

  • Online HERE
  • From the Munster Rugby Ticket Offices in Thomond Park and Irish Independent Park.
  • By calling (061) 421103
  • From the ticket office in Thomond Park from 9am on match day.

Traffic & Travel


There are a limited number of places remaining on the free MRSC bus.he bus (run by Cronins Coaches) will depart from Patrick's Quay (close to back of Metropole Hotel), Cork City at 10.30am sharp on Saturday the 30th September. Signage on the front of the bus will read 'MRSC Bus' and it will be in situ from 10.15am for a 10.30am departure time.

The bus will depart for the return journey 15/20 minutes after the final whistle in Thomond Park. Your bus driver will advise on collection point.

To Book Seats:

  • Log onto your account on www.mrsc.ie
  • Enter your membership details
  • Click Buy Tickets/Memberships
  • Click Bus Event
  • Select Collect Option and your booking will be emailed to you.

Your ticket will be your email confirmation of booking. Please present this on the day in order to travel.


Irish Rail have services from both Dublin and Cork to Limerick on the day of the match. Full details of train times and fares available at www.irishrail.ie


Bus Eireann will run services to Limerick on the day of the match. Full details of times and fares are available at www.buseireann.ie

Park and Ride

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

Pick Up Location Start Time Drop Off Point Information
Kilmurray Lodge 11am Thomond Park Tel: +353 (0) 61381700
Radisson Blu 11am Thomond Park Tel: +353 (0) 61 381700
Southcourt Hotel 11:30am Thomond Park Tel/Fax: +353 (0)61 396433. Mobile: +353 (0) 87 240 8024

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

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

Weather in Limerick

Cloudy with sunny spells with light showers and highs of 15 degrees.


This game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

The MRSC wish to thank you for your continued support.


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