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Thomond Park the focus of new TG4 documentary

Munster’s famous stadium in Limerick is set to be honoured by the Irish-language TV station.

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TG4 WILL HONOUR Munster’s iconic Thomond Park in a new documentary which is set to air on Sunday evening.

The Limerick stadium has played host to many amazing games and events through the years, including Munster’s win over the All Blacks in 1978 and the Miracle match in the 2003 Heineken Cup.

Thomond Park began life as a bare field on which cattle grazed during the off-season. However, it has developed into a modern and spiritual part of Limerick city, playing host to the team that has defined the city and a loyal fan base who are considered amongst the most passionate in the world.

TG4′s documentary explores the changes to the stadium over the last 50 years, as well as its link to the city of Limerick. The programme will air on Sunday (3rd November) at 9.30pm, before being repeated the following day (4th November) at 7.20pm.

Producer/director Shane Tobin said:

“There is no sports ground like it in Ireland, there is a synergy between the people, fans and the players and this documentary captures that bond. The structure may have changed over the years but there are few stadia that can rival the magic that has regularly happened at Thomond in recent times.”

Current Munster players such as Paul O’Connell, Donncha O’Callaghan and Donnacha Ryan relive some of their greatest moments in Thomond Park for the documentary, while some of the province’s greatest supporters like Frank Prendergast recall the magic of the 1950s and ’60s.

For Munster fans and rugby fans across the country, this should prove to be great viewing.


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