Munster Rugby in agreement for new training centre at UL

Fintan Walsh

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Fintan Walsh

An artist's impression of the new training centre
MUNSTER Rugby have officially signed an agreement with the University of Limerick on the location of Munster’s new single training centre, this week.

MUNSTER Rugby have officially signed an agreement with the University of Limerick on the location of Munster’s new single training centre, this week.

Construction has already commenced on the new facility, which will be located adjacent to the UL Sports Arena on the university’s campus.

UL president Don Barry said that the new facility will “further cement the ongoing and successful relationship” between Munster Rugby and UL.

“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,” he said about the new development.

The €9.5m centre is designed by Dublin architect David Lennon of Reddy Architects & Urbanism, with construction by Glennman Corporation Ltd.

According to a UL spokesperson, the centre will include state-of-the-art training faclities for the Munster squad, including weight rooms, medical and physiotherapy treatment rooms.

It will also include offices, audio visual suites, meeting rooms and a 50-seater lecture theatre.

The facility is expected to be the central training hub for the team and it will be completed by July 2016, prior to the new training season.