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THE MAYOR has called on the people of Limerick to turn red ahead of Munster’s big clash against Saracens in the European Rugby Champions Cup semi-final.
A win for Munster will mean a place in the grand finale in St James’ Park, Newcastle, on May 11.
Thousands of supporters will be supporting their team from home as Munster travel to the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, to compete for a place in the final for the first time since 2008.
Mayor James Collins said:“Munster’s European Rugby Champions Cup match days are very special, so I’m calling on businesses and members of the public to get behind the team and turn Limerick red. Let the team know that there is massive support behind them as they take to the pitch in Coventry. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to see Munster in another European Rugby Champions final!
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Limerick City and County Council will be flying the Munster flag at its corporate headquarters in Merchant’s Quay and in Dooradoyle ahead of the match.
It will also be turning its exterior building spotlights red in Merchant’s Quay, while Munster flags are flying proudly on Thomond and Shannon Bridges.