Munster Rugby plans for major sports facility in Limerick

Munster Rugby chief executive Ian Flanagan.

MUNSTER Rugby have unveiled ambitious plans to develop a new sports facility for underage players at Rosbrien in Limerick City. 

The proposed amenity at Rosbrien would primarily be use for Munster’s underage and development sides, and the surrounding community with local clubs, schools and community groups set to benefit.

Incorporated into the plan is an indoor full-size pitch; an artificial surface full-size pitch and grass training pitch, both of which will be floodlit; a gym; clubhouse and administration building. The proposal also makes provision for an amenity walkway, greenspace, secure bicycle parking and limited parking.

Munster Rugby chief executive Ian Flanagan said: “We are always looking to develop our infrastructure across the province in ensuring we can develop and resource our grassroots game leading to further participation in sport.

“This is an ongoing strategic objective of ours and we believe a facility such as this, in the heartland of Limerick, will hugely benefit the local clubs and schools and ensure young people have access to world class facilities.

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He added: “The plans we are submitting will not only benefit rugby, but this development will also improve the sporting and recreational facilities available to the surrounding community and we are hopeful of a positive planning outcome.”

A planning application has been submitted to Limerick City and County Council.