Munster Rugby to develop new training centre at UL


 Munster Rugby and the University of Limerick have signed an agreement on the location of Munster’s new single training centre.

Construction has commenced on the new facility, which will be located adjacent to the existing UL Arena.

Designed by award-winning Dublin architect David Lennon of Reddy Architects & Urbanism, the €9.5 million centre will include state-of-the art training facilities for the Munster squad.

These will include weight rooms, medical and physiotherapy treatment rooms, offices, audio visual suites, meeting rooms and a 50-seater lecture theatre.

The new facility will be the central training hub for the team and will be completed in July 2016 prior to the new rugby training season.

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UL President Don Barry said: “I am delighted that this new facility will further cement the ongoing and successful relationship between Munster Rugby and the University of Limerick.

“A single training facility will be beneficial to Munster Rugby and this endorsement by Munster Rugby of the facilities on the campus can only help in raising the university’s profile as Ireland’s Sports Campus and a centre of excellence.”

The signing was attended by key Munster figures including president of Munster Rugby Bertie Smith, CEO Garrett Fitzgerald and Munster corporate ambassador Doug Howlett, as well as representatives of the architectural and contracting companies and key University of Limerick staff.