Limerick City and County Council turn Limerick red to support Munster Rugby

Press Release
Friday, April 25th 2014
Limerick City and County Council is playing its part to support the Munster Rugby team in Marseilles this weekend by turning Limerick red.
The local authority is erecting a 22ft wide banner wishing the team well across O’Connell Street which is also proudly flying rows of Munster flags in support of the Munster Rugby team.
The Heineken Cup semi final game v Toulon will also be shown live on a 3 metre square existing outdoor screen at Smyth’s Bar in the Market Quarter area of Limerick and live music will entertain rugby fans from 1.30pm, two hours before kick off at the newly renovated performance space at the City Quays boardwalk in the city centre.
Munster flags have also been erected on the Shannon, Sarsfield and Thomond Bridges entering the city and flags and bunting are also flying across William Street, Patrick Street, Cruises Street, Denmark Street, Chapel Street and Sarsfield Street.
Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Kathleen Leddin, said Limerick’s support of Munster Rugby is legendary and this weekend will be no different.
“Many Limerick people are unable to make the expensive trip to the South of France but while they may not be in the stands of the Stade Vélodrome,we want to make sure they can be there in spirit,” she said.
“There is always a tremendous atmosphere around Limerick on match days and this Sunday will be no different. I want to wish the team the very best of luck against Toulon and assure them that the famous Red Army of Munster is behind them both in Marseilles and thousands of miles away at home in Limerick.”
Cathaoirleach John Sheahan added; “As many as 6,000 Munster fans are expected to descend on the Mediterranean city of Marseilles in the coming days but there will be thousands more men, women and children shouting them on to victory here in Limerick. We’re delighted to play our part in creating a festive atmosphere as we’ve had some great moments with Munster Rugby over the years and here’s hoping they’ll go all the way again this year.”
Twice European champions Munster will play Toulon in the Stade Vélodrome in the port city on Sunday at 3.30pm in what will be Munster’s 11th Heineken Cup semi-final.

Last update:25/04/2014