Ulster Rugby vs Munster

IRFU ULSTER BRANCH OFFICERS Bobby Stewart // President John McKibbin // Senior Vice President Graffin Parke // Junior Vice President John McKibbin // Honorary Secretary Michael Boyd // Honorary Treasurer Denis Gardiner // Competitions Secretary EXECUTIVE TEAM Shane Logan // Chief Executive Chris Webster // Domestic Rugby Manager Audrey Robinson // Financial Controller Fiona Hampton // Head of Sales & Marketing Les Kiss // Director of Rugby


It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to Kingspan Stadium this afternoon for this Round 11 Guinness PRO12 match against Munster.

Next week we are on the road again for the postponed game against Oyonnax, which is the first of three European Champions Cup games in a row. I would like to extend my congratulations to Bangor RFC who won the Millar McCall Wylie Junior Cup and Ballynahinch RFC, who were victorious over Ballymena in the First Trust Senior Cup pre- Christmas. I hope that you all had a very pleasant festive season and didn’t overindulge and that you all enjoy the game tonight! Give Munster a great big Belfast reception this afternoon. Good luck to Ulster and remember, STAND UP FOR THE ULSTERMEN!

I would particularly like to welcome the Munster President, Mr Bertie Smith, the officials, players and supporters who have made the trip from Munster and I hope that you enjoy your time in Belfast. The last time these teams met was back in October when Munster were narrow victors in Thomond Park and I am sure that the Ulster players will be determined to secure a home win this evening. Ulster have been on the road over Christmas with games in Toulouse and Galway and I am sure that the players, coaches and backroom staff are all glad to be back at Kingspan Stadium for this festive Interprovincial. The Interprovincial Championship is one of the oldest tournaments in World Rugby and whilst it is incorporated into the Guinness PRO12 League, it is still revered and extolled by the players and officials of all four provinces.

Bobby Stewart // President IRFU (Ulster Branch)

Kingspan Stadium, 85 Ravenhill Park, Belfast, BT6 0DG T // +44 (0)28 9049 3222 ulsterrugby.com


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