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    Ireland To Play Barbarians In Thomond Park - 28th May 2015

    Ireland To Play Barbarians In Thomond Park


    24 November 2014 11:48am



    Ireland will face the Barbarians in Thomond Park on May 28th 2015

    The Irish Rugby Football Union and The Barbarian Football Club today confirmed that they will play each other in Thomond Park, on Thursday May 28th 2015, ko 7.45pm.





    The fixture forms part of the Barbarians' Summer Tour, which also features a game against England at Twickenham on Sunday, May 31st.

    2015 marks the 125th anniversary of Barbarian rugby making its Summer Tour fixtures against Ireland and England even more special.

    Irish Rugby Football Union President Louis Magee said: "This promises to be a truly memorable occasion as both the IRFU and Munster welcome the Barbarians back to Ireland again. The celebrated Barbarians brand of rugby will bring an entertaining game to Thomond Park and one which I am sure Ireland and Rugby fans will look forward to seeing."

    The Barbarians also recently took part in an epic encounter against the Wallabies in front of a 55,000 crowd at Twickenham and will look forward to the challenge of playing at the Limerick venue and experiencing the atmosphere at a packed Thomond Park.

    Announcing the agreement with Ireland and the Barbarians, Thomond Park Stadium Director John Cantwellsaid: "We are delighted to have secured another prestigious Ireland v Barbarians event, as it further enhances the reputation of Thomond Park Stadium as an international class venue. We look forward to hosting the fixture again after such a successful and unique sell-out event in 2010, when Munster players lined out for both squads.

    "The event will also deliver significant economic benefits to local businesses and provide further exposure in helping promote the region as a tourist destination."

    The Barbarians side will be packed full of leading international stars with further player and team announcements in the New Year. The Club also anticipate a number of in-form Munster players will be invited to join their squad which will be of further interest to the local fans.

    Barbarian President Micky Steele-Bodger said: "We are absolutely delighted to be invited back to Ireland where we have so many friends in the game. Over the years Irish rugby folk have done the Barbarians proud, both as players and administrators.

    "To be visiting Thomond Park for a second time is an added attraction and honour for us. Back in 1991 we were in Munster to help Cork Constitution celebrate their centenary and we have enjoyed similar anniversary matches with Old Wesley, Wanderers and Clontarf in Dublin.

    "The prospect of playing Ireland in Limerick is something we shall look forward to tremendously and will provide a fitting start to our 2015 summer tour and 125th Anniversary celebrations."

    He continued, "November has been a busy month for the Club, with matches against, Australia at Twickenham, Leicester Tigers at Welford Road and the Combined Services. Sports fans have been blessed with some mesmerising and audacious skills on show at these games and I am sure this will be continued at the match in May too."

    Tickets for the Ireland V Barbarians match go on general sale on Thursday, November 27th from midday, priced from €30 (Terrace) to €55 (Stand Cat A) and family terrace packs at €50 are available fromwww.ticketmaster.ie and all usual outlets including Thomond Park Stadium, or by phoning the Ticketmaster hotline on 0818 719 300. (Booking fees apply).

    #2
    Will the MRSC get an allocation?

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      #3
      Awesome!! Fantastic news for the province
      I am the million man.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Piquet View Post
        Will the MRSC get an allocation?
        I hope we do, hate giving Ticketmaster their inflated handling fees.

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          #5
          Two days before the Pro12 final??

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            #6
            Is the 3 lads actually playing with Baa-Baas or just wishful thinking? I'd love to see CJ in Baa-Baas game, he'd be perfect for it.

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              #7
              Originally posted by MunsterBakery View Post
              Is the 3 lads actually playing with Baa-Baas or just wishful thinking? I'd love to see CJ in Baa-Baas game, he'd be perfect for it.
              The game isn't until over 6 months!
              Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue,
              Orn desh, dee born desh, de umn bork! bork! bork!

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                #8
                We also have world cup warm-up games against

                Wales (a) - Aug 8th
                Scotland (h) - Aug 15th
                Wales (h) - Aug 29th
                England (a) - Sep 5th

                All to be confirmed. 31-man squad to be announced by 31 August at the latest.
                Last edited by Mike Gibson; 24th-November-2014, 15:50.

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                  #9
                  Poor timing when you consider its quite likely Leinster will be in the final. Sure Leinster A will put on a good show.
                  When their numbers dwindled from 50 to 8, the other dwarves began to suspect Hungry

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Benji View Post
                    Poor timing when you consider its quite likely Leinster will be in the final. Sure Leinster A will put on a good show.
                    With the BIC Final being played in early April Leinster A should be available.

                    On a more serious note, it does beg the question as to what kind of side Ireland will be able to select if, as happened last year, three Irish teams are playing in the Pro12 semi-finals which take place 5 days before this game.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Mike Gibson View Post
                      With the BIC Final being played in early April Leinster A should be available.

                      On a more serious note, it does beg the question as to what kind of side Ireland will be able to select if, as happened last year, three Irish teams are playing in the Pro12 semi-finals which take place 5 days before this game.
                      The four provinces played last weekend as did Ireland. Ireland and 3 provinces won and Leinster drew. The play offs and the final might be an issue but there's enough players knocking around to field a decent team for Ireland in what will an uncapped friendly.

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                        #12
                        Hopefully a chance to give Stringer a proper send off ?!? Hope Baba's pick him..
                        Plato: \"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.\"

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Piquet View Post
                          Will the MRSC get an allocation?
                          10 year ticket holders are, so I'd be optimistic.

                          Could be a nice extra revenue generator...
                          Ceterum censeo INM irrumandum esse.

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                            #14
                            MRSC tickets already on sale according to this http://www.mrsc.ie/news/19470.php

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                              #15
                              Will Members be able to purchase tickets for their normal HC seats ??

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