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London This Weekend – MRSC London Branch Guide

16th March 2018 By Munster Rugby Supporters Club

London This Weekend – MRSC London Branch Guide

A massive weekend ahead for Ireland as all eyes turn to London and Ireland’s tilt at a third ever Grand Slam. With it being St Patricks Day weekend also, there is plenty going on and the MRSC London Branch hope Irish fans find this weekend event guide useful:

A massive weekend ahead for Ireland as all eyes turn to London and Ireland’s tilt at a third ever Grand Slam. With it being St Patricks Day weekend also, there is plenty going on and the MRSC London Branch hope Irish fans find this weekend event guide useful:

Friday 16th March:

Gold Cup day in Cheltenham sees plenty of Irish events in London:

1-     Edinburgh vs Munster (Live, Kick-off 19:35)
Join the MRSC London Branch in our central London home, The Cheshire Cheese (48 Crutched Friars, EC£N 2AP) for all the action live from Murrayfield . We will also show coverage from the U-20 game (details below) which is being show live on Sky Sports Action.

2-     Annual England vs Ireland Legends game (Kick-Off 7pm)
Rugby heroes of yesteryear will return to the field at the Twickenham Stoop. Some of the top personalities from the world of rugby will descend on Richmond for an evening of sport, fun and festivities with money being raised for several rugby charities. Taking part on the night will be World Cup winners Jason Leonard and Mike Tindall alongside Mark Cueto and Ugo Monye, while Irish greats Gordon D’Arcy, Malcolm O’Kelly and Geordan Murphy will also be togging out. Tickets, starting from £10, are available from the Harlequins website

3-     W2 Foundation An Irish Night In London
Keith Wood is once again hosting the very successful  ‘An Irish Night in London’ in the Hilton on Park Lane with all proceeds towards the W2 Foundation. Contact Fireball for late ticket availability.

4-     England vs Ireland Women (kick-off 5.30pm). & U-20 (kick-off 8pm)Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
The Irish womens side are the first in action this weekend with a what is always one of their hardest games each season.

Elsewhere, it promises to be an exciting and drama-filled final Friday night in the U-20 Six Nations, as leaders France, who travel to Wales, and England are currently tied on 15 points at the top of the table. Behind them, third-placed Ireland (12 points) still have an outside chance of winning the title.

Saturday 17th March:

England vs Ireland (Twickenham 2.45)
For those who are heading to Twickenham, The Cabbage Patch pub, just beside Twickenham station has been our main Munster base in the area over the years. Please be aware it tends to get very busy on match days. For any ticketless fans (and we are sadly aware of many), we have arranged a super Saturday of rugby in our central London home, The Cheshire Cheese (48 Crutched Friars, EC£N 2AP, Nearest tube: Tower Hill). All three Six Nations games will be screen live, and we have live Irish music planned into the evening to celebrate Irelands success in this years championship. All are welcome and the venue is child friendly until 7.30pm
Sunday 18th March

The 17th London St. Patrick’s Day parade will be on Sunday 18 March from midday. Be amazed by flamboyant pageantry, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the UK, sports clubs and Irish dancing schools in the annual London St Patrick’s Day Parade. The procession makes its way down Piccadilly on a 1.5-mile (2.4km) route, passing some of London’s most iconic landmarks, including The Ritz, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and onto Whitehall. The London St Patricks Day festival 2018 actually has events all weekend, for full details, please see here.

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