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Monday, March 02, 2009

International Soccer confirmed for Thomond Park


International soccer has been confirmed for Thomond Park this morning.

The Football Association of Ireland and Thomond Park Stadium today announced that they have reached an agreement to hold a football game for the first time in the stadiums history

The Republic of Ireland senior team will play Australia there in a friendly on August 12th.

Speaking at Thomond Park this morning, John Cantwell Thomond Park Stadium Director, said:
“On behalf of Thomond Park Stadium and Munster Rugby, I am delighted to be in a position to announce the first major football fixture in Thomond Park. We are very pleased that the FAI has agreed to bring international football to Thomond Park and Limerick. It has always been our objective in the redevelopment of the stadium to work with leading sports bodies to attract major sports events to the city.

It is a great boost for Limerick and the many football and sports fans throughout the region who now have opportunity to watch international football on their doorstep. We are looking forward to working with the FAI to stage this memorable event.”
Thomond park can hold a capacity 26,000 people.

The event joins the summer schedule which sees Elton John at Thomond Park Stadium on Saturday 6th June and Rod Stewart will preform on Saturday 4th July.

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