‘What’s so special about Thomond Park? The crowd. Simply the crowd. The atmosphere is electric.’ Donal Spring, one of Munster rugby’s greatest.
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Since the first game played there in 1934, Thomond Park has become one of the world’s iconic rugby venues. It is a magnificent stadium, famous for many great occasions, notably Munster’s 1978 victory over the All Blacks and the ‘Miracle Match’ against Gloucester in 2003. It also has a worldwide reputation for tradition, wit and an outstanding sense of fair play.
Here the history of Thomond Park is traced in a colourful and entertaining style, featuring some rare photos of Munster favourite Paul O’Connell, and highlighting great games played and great characters who have graced the arena.