Picture Special: Munster's new training facility is VERY impressive

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

Picture Special: Munster's new training facility is VERY impressive

MUNSTER’S new purpose built High Performance Centre at the University of Limerick is open for business with the centre marking a new era for the province as it moves to first ever single training base.

The new facility also houses the Greencore Munster Rugby Academy and part of the Domestic Game, with Munster players, coaches and staff all operating from one centre.

The state-of-the-art training facilities incorporate an extensive gym, medical and physiotherapy treatment rooms, offices, changing rooms, analysis suite, meeting rooms and a 65-seat auditorium.

The centre, located adjacent to the existing UL Arena, is part of an overall €15m construction designed by architect David Lennon of Reddy Architects & Urbanism.

Commenting on the centre, Munster Rugby CEO Garrett Fitzgerald said: “The High Performance Centre is a symbol of Munster’s ambition on and off the field. 

“In continuing to work with the University of Limerick and base our squad here we have access to Ireland’s leading Sports Campus and centre of excellence. 

“All requirements are more than catered for in this fit for purpose facility and it is a hugely exciting time for the province with everyone looking forward to this new era for Munster Rugby.”

A number of rooms within the High Performance Centre will carry the names of companies who supported the project as part of the Friends of Munster Rugby Programme, namely the Bimeda Gym, the Compu B Video Analysis Suite and the Greencore Group Kitchen.