Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Thomond Park..Home To Munster Rugby!!


If you know me, or have read any other of my blog posts you'll probably have picked up on a theme I have running through nearly everything I write and that is rugby, Munster Rugby as a fact and the love and passion I have for such a topic. Munster Rugby is a huge part of my life as it has been for the past three years and quite frankly I'm in shock I haven't blogged about this before and that is... THOMOND PARK!!!. It would work great here if there was a big gasp after the word Thomond Park but we'll just use of imagination for the minute. 
 If you were to ask any Munster fan where there favourite place to be on a Saturday night was the response would be mainly in Limerick in Thomond and I'm the same. My love for Thomond is undoubtedly one of the biggest loves of my life and for any rugby fan it really is a must see!!.  

When you arrive in Limerick City on a match day it's one of them experiences that you will never forget, you're greeted by big smiles, old men with them wooly Munster hats on simply for no reason only to keep their bald heads warm and even sometimes perhaps the Munster squad themselves ( I know places ;-)) but you just can't help but notice this atmosphere floating around the city.

As the dusk approaches, the decision to leave the buzzing city becomes clear and you head off on your trek to Thomond Park. You become part of the 'Red Army' as you walk single file one by one into this breath taking stadium. You hear roars that echo of the sky, you stand there opened mouthed gawking at your Munster heroes whether it's Paulie or my personal favourite Conor Murray, everyone in that stadium is there for a reason. This reason can be to just watch a 'pure daceeenntt' game of rugby (Having Limerick friends is starting to rub off on me) or whether you're there to just drool over the hunks you simply cannot beat the atmosphere you soak up in Thomond Park. 
Thomond Park, is one of the most magical places I was ever given the opportunity to stand in, and probably my most favourite topic to talk about. It's a little piece of grass where dreams are made but also very quickly over. A place where you can become anything you want to be whether it's an ejiot standing up with a banner,
Or someone who just sits back and enjoys the game it's a place you can be whoever you want.

In my opinion, I think rugby is one of them sports that everyone loves whether it's secretly or with a burning passion, even if it is just the odd gander at the fine looking hunks of men ..Murray/Sherry/Keatley... well the list of them really is endless as my brainless cousin once said 
                                    ''It's a thugs game played by gentlemen'' 
And that it is!! You just can't help but feel a love and passion for the men in red!!.



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