Just a short note to thank everyone who took part in the parade etcand made the Leicester fans feel so welcome , whilst obviously the day did not go according to plan , Munster supporters were again the epitome of good sportsmanship and hospitality . Leicester fans been uniform in their praise of their visit to Limerick & Thomond PK as the following posting this morning on their web-site shows.
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@@@@SPAN =post>@@@@SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">'Thank you <xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com[img]smileys/surprised.gif[/img]ffice:smarttags" /><st1[img]smileys/razz.gif[/img]lace w:st="on">Limerick'</st1[img]smileys/razz.gif[/img]lace>@@@@/SPAN>@@@@/SPAN>@@@@SPAN =post>@@@@SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o[img]smileys/razz.gif[/img]></o[img]smileys/razz.gif[/img]>@@@@/SPAN>@@@@/SPAN>
@@@@SPAN =post>@@@@SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">What a truly fantastic weekend, this is up there with the 2001 final in <st1:City w:st="&#111;n"><st1[img]smileys/razz.gif[/img]lace w:st="on">Paris</st1[img]smileys/razz.gif[/img]lace></st1:City>. @@@@/SPAN>@@@@/SPAN>@@@@SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">
@@@@SPAN =post>The whole of Limerick was decked out in <st1:State w:st="&#111;n"><st1[img]smileys/razz.gif[/img]lace w:st="on">Munster</st1[img]smileys/razz.gif[/img]lace></st1:State> colours and flags. Even shop window dummies had hats or scarves @@@@/SPAN>[img]cid:image001.gif@01C73E1876080[/img]@@@@SPAN =post>across them, there were 20 foot <st1:State w:st="&#111;n">Munster</st1:State> shirts hanging from shops and several 40 foot banners “welcoming our rugby visitors” supplied for by <st1[img]smileys/razz.gif[/img]lace w:st="on">Limerick</st1[img]smileys/razz.gif[/img]lace> council. It was an awesome site to see. @@@@/SPAN>
@@@@SPAN =post>The parade from the town to the ground was totally mind blowing, bands, fire eater and hundreds of fans with and without tickets, (I could have sold mine a hundred times) it made you feel really welcome in this deeply traditional rugby town. The banter was brilliant and so friendly I did not want to leave. @@@@/SPAN>

@@@@SPAN =post>The council have obviously invested money to ensure the tradition lives on and people remember the experience. Well done <st1[img]smileys/razz.gif[/img]lace w:st="on">Limerick</st1[img]smileys/razz.gif[/img]lace> Council!! <st1[img]smileys/razz.gif[/img]lace w:st="on">Leicester</st1[img]smileys/razz.gif[/img]lace> council take note! @@@@/SPAN>

@@@@SPAN =post>And thank you <st1:State w:st="&#111;n"><st1[img]smileys/razz.gif[/img]lace w:st="on">Munster</st1[img]smileys/razz.gif[/img]lace></st1:State> fans all over (applause) hope to see you all again in the final at Twickers???? Although apologies in advance for the Guinness@@@@/SPAN>@@@@/SPAN>