Master Plan 2024

Game Time | Munster v Crusaders | SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh

We look forward to welcoming supporters to SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday, February 3 for Munster v Crusaders, in association with Pinergy, at 5pm.

There will be live coverage on TG4 and live commentary on Access Munster. Sign up to Access Munster for just €4 here.

In planning your trip to the stadium please take note of the below key information.

Turnstiles open at 3pm.

Tickets

Please note this game is a 40,885 sell-out and tickets will not be available to purchase at the grounds.

Please download your ticket before you arrive at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh to avoid any technical issues or delays.

Screenshots of mobile tickets are no longer valid and cannot be accepted for entry to the stadium. See full information on SafeTix here.

Fan Zone

The Marina Market (Eircode: T12 YX76) is a 20-minute walk from SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh and will be hosting a free Family Fan Zone from 2pm with lots of activities for supporters of all ages pre-game.

There will be a Q&A with two players and the Munster March departs at 3.45pm, arriving at the ground at approx 4.05pm.

Munster mascot Oscar will also be there to meet and greet supporters.

Oscar will be meeting supporters at the Fan Zone in Marina Market ahead of the game.

Travel

Please note, matchday parking is not available on site.

We advise all supporters, where possible, to walk to the grounds as approach routes will be busy with regular commuting traffic, and routes closer to the stadium will be closed.

The area surrounding the access and egress points to the venue will be adequately lit with tower lighting.

Gardaí recommend that people walk to the ground from the City Centre where possible but there will also be a free shuttle bus service which will go from Victoria Road up to the old marquee site next to SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

The closer you park to the grounds the longer you will be held back afterwards by the Gardaí and Stewards to ensure safe traffic management flow and to prioritise the safe passage of pedestrians and cyclists.

There will be limited vehicular access to Centre Park Road, The Marina, Maryville and Monahan Road on matchday. There will be a one-way system maintained down Monahan Road across the Link Road and Centre Park Road to facilitate residents, local businesses, sporting groups, and shuttle buses.

Shuttle Bus Times

  • Pre-game: 1.30pm – 5.10pm
  • Post-game: 6.45pm – 8.30pm

Shuttle Bus Route

Pre Match – Departing Victoria Road, down Monahan Road and drop at former Marquee site.

Post Match – Departing former Marquee site, down Centre Park Road and drop at Victoria Road.

Park and Ride

We would encourage supporters to use the Black Ash Park and Ride which will be in operation until 9.30pm. By parking in Black Ash, supporters will be able to avail of the normal bus into the city and can then get the shuttlebus from Victoria Road out to the stadium.

Cork City Parking

Gardaí will operate a cordon near the stadium and local estates will be barriered to stop patrons from parking in front of residents’ houses.

Parking is available at:

Cork City Car Parks (Paul Street, North Main Street) – Paul Street is open until midnight & North Main Street until 9.30pm

Cork City Q Park Grand Parade – Click here to book.

Cork City Q Park City Hall – Click here to book.

Cork City Q Park Carroll’s Quay – Click here to book.

Cork City Q Park St. Finbarr’s – Click here to book.

Irish Rail

Irish Rail customers are advised that planned engineering works will take place from Saturday 3rd February to Monday 5th February on some services to Cork. Alterations and amendments will be in place including bus transfers. See more information on the Irish Rail website here.

Taxi Drop-Off

Taxis are to drop off at a designated area on the Victoria Road just before Marina Walk unless they are wheelchair taxis. Monahan Road is to be used where wheelchair taxis require access to the stadium environs.

Please follow the directions of Gardaí & Stewards when dropping off a person with accessibility needs.

Public Buses

Route 202 operates from Merchant’s Quay to Mahon Point and customers can board at Merchant’s Quay in the City Centre or at Mahon Point, to be dropped off at Ballintemple, adjacent to SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh. The stadium is a 5-minute walk from this stop. Route 202 will also be available from Ballintemple, Blackrock Road after the match to City Centre and Mahon Point.

Route 215 or 219 stops at the Churchyard Lane stop which is 10 minutes to the stadium.

The area surrounding the access and egress points to the venue will be adequately lit with tower lighting.

Munster March

Munster Rugby and adidas are inviting supporters to participate in the Munster March at 3.45pm ahead of the game.

The March will begin from our fanzone in the Marina Market.

We want Munster supporters of all ages to walk to SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh to help raise awareness of the club’s commitment to environmental sustainability and climate action.

A key focus of our strategy is to encourage supporters, where possible, to use more sustainable forms of transport – such as walking, cycling, carpooling and public transport, when travelling to our matches.

Using the Ciclogreen App (iOS or Android), supporters can track their participation in the Munster March, collect points, and be entered into a raffle to win Munster Rugby prizes for participation.

Follow the below steps to track your journey to SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

  1. Download the Ciclogreen app on your phone (iOS or Android).
  2. To register, select Munster Rugby as your organisation, enter your details to set up your account, and add the code: adidasMunsterMarch
  3. Join one of the challenges and register your journey to SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh on matchday to win fantastic prizes.

Cycling

Cork City Council have a number of bicycle parking amenities in the surrounding area with a map including all surrounding bicycle parking amenities here.

Accessible/Wheelchair Parking

Ticket holders with accessibility parking reserved already will be issued with details for the allocated parking access.

Road Closures

From 7am until 8pm on Saturday.

  • Ardfoyle / Park Avenue
  • Blackrock Road / Maryville
  • Monahan’s Road / Link Road
  • Centre Park Road Link Road

From 2pm until 8.30pm on Saturday.

  • Centre Park Road/Victoria Road
  • Monaghan Road/Victoria Road
  • Churchyard Lane either end/access for residents only
  • Crab Lane either end/access for residents only

SuperValu Announced as Name-Sponsor For Iconic Cork Stadium

 

SUPERVALU ANNOUNCED AS NAME-SPONSOR FOR ICONIC CORK STADIUM

Cork GAA secures new multi-year partnership for “SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh” 

 Cork’s iconic GAA stadium, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, is to be renamed  SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh as part of a new 10-year partnership with Ireland’s leading supermarket retailer. The matter of naming rights will be finalised at a special meeting of delegates to the Cork County Board on Thursday.

The historic grounds underwent an extensive renovation before reopening in 2017. Naming rights for the stadium are part of a broader commercial strategy by Cork GAA which is supported by One Cork. This aims to put Cork GAA on a stable financial footing to help develop the game at both local and county level.

SuperValu is part of the Musgrave Group, Ireland’s leading food retail, wholesale, and foodservice company.  With a network of 222 community-based stores across the country, SuperValu is already a huge supporter of the GAA locally and nationally.

SuperValu sponsors the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, they also sponsor the Cork Senior Ladies Football Team and clubs in every community around the country.   

The Group headquarters have been located in Cork since their founding by the Musgrave family 148 years ago.

Located in Ballintemple, on the banks of the River Lee, SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh is the home of Cork GAA. First opened in 1904 as the Cork Athletic Grounds, it went on to host a variety of sports before being repurposed as Páirc Uí Chaoimh in 1976.

As well as playing host to some of Cork GAA’s most memorable games, SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh has opened its doors to some of the biggest global artists in Ireland in recent years, with Bruce Springsteen set to take to the stage this summer.

Cork GAA CEO, Kevin O’Donovan said; “We are very excited to embark on a new journey with our partners in SuperValu, a retailer that has community and family at its core. We are confident that they will bring these shared values to the future of the home of Cork GAA.  The realisation of naming rights is another step in the right direction and shows the value that the Cork GAA brand retains as we continue to expand our commercial model in support of our games. As part of this process, we continue to engage with members of the O’Caoimh family and keep them informed of developments.”

 Chairperson of Cork County Executive Pat Horgan said; “We are absolutely delighted to partner with SuperValu, a company that is committed to GAA and that has been at the heart of Cork since it first opened its doors here nearly 150 years ago.  The Páirc has been an iconic part of Cork’s history and we are very excited about the next chapter of this fantastic stadium.”

Commenting on the announcement, SuperValu Managing Director, Ian Allen stated: “I am delighted to confirm that SuperValu has agreed to acquire the naming rights to the newly titled SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh. This partnership is a natural fit for SuperValu which, like the GAA, is at the heart of communities across Ireland.  SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh is an iconic Cork location with nationwide reach, attracting national audiences to the exciting matches, and entertainment on offer. SuperValu has acquired the naming rights to SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh for 10 years, building further on our commitment to community sponsorships and our dedication to the GAA. We and our retailers are immensely proud to support GAA clubs right around the country and  to sponsor the Cork Ladies Gaelic Football Team and the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship.”

Pre-Match Activities & Travel Information | Munster v Crusaders

 

We look forward to welcoming supporters to SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday, February 3 for Munster v Crusaders, in association with Pinergy, at 5pm.

There will be live coverage on TG4 and live commentary on Access Munster. Sign up to Access Munster for just €4 here.

In planning your trip to the stadium please take note of the below key information.

Turnstiles open at 3pm.

Tickets

Please note this game is a 40,885 sell-out and tickets will not be available to purchase at the grounds.

Please download your ticket before you arrive at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh to avoid any technical issues or delays.

Screenshots of mobile tickets are no longer valid and cannot be accepted for entry to the stadium. See full information on SafeTix here.

Fan Zone

The Marina Market (Eircode: T12 YX76) is a 20-minute walk from SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh and will be hosting a free Family Fan Zone from 2pm with lots of activities for supporters of all ages pre-game.

There will be a Q&A with two players and the Munster March departs at 3.45pm, arriving at the ground at approx 4.05pm.

Munster mascot Oscar will also be there to meet and greet supporters.

Oscar will be meeting supporters at the Fan Zone in Marina Market ahead of the game.

Travel

Please note, matchday parking is not available on site.

We advise all supporters, where possible, to walk to the grounds as approach routes will be busy with regular commuting traffic, and routes closer to the stadium will be closed.

The area surrounding the access and egress points to the venue will be adequately lit with tower lighting.

Gardaí recommend that people walk to the ground from the City Centre where possible but there will also be a free shuttle bus service which will go from Victoria Road up to the old marquee site next to SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

The closer you park to the grounds the longer you will be held back afterwards by the Gardaí and Stewards to ensure safe traffic management flow and to prioritise the safe passage of pedestrians and cyclists.

There will be limited vehicular access to Centre Park Road, The Marina, Maryville and Monahan Road on matchday. There will be a one-way system maintained down Monahan Road across the Link Road and Centre Park Road to facilitate residents, local businesses, sporting groups, and shuttle buses.

Shuttle Bus Times

  • Pre-game: 1.30pm – 5.10pm
  • Post-game: 6.45pm – 8.30pm

Shuttle Bus Route

Pre Match – Departing Victoria Road, down Monahan Road and drop at former Marquee site.

Post Match – Departing former Marquee site, down Centre Park Road and drop at Victoria Road.

Park and Ride

We would encourage supporters to use the Black Ash Park and Ride which will be in operation until 9.30pm. By parking in Black Ash, supporters will be able to avail of the normal bus into the city and can then get the shuttlebus from Victoria Road out to the stadium.

Cork City Parking

Gardaí will operate a cordon near the stadium and local estates will be barriered to stop patrons from parking in front of residents’ houses.

Parking is available at:

Cork City Car Parks (Paul Street, North Main Street) – Paul Street is open until midnight & North Main Street until 9.30pm

Cork City Q Park Grand Parade – Click here to book.

Cork City Q Park City Hall – Click here to book.

Cork City Q Park Carroll’s Quay – Click here to book.

Cork City Q Park St. Finbarr’s – Click here to book.

Irish Rail

Irish Rail customers are advised that planned engineering works will take place from Saturday 3rd February to Monday 5th February on some services to Cork. Alterations and amendments will be in place including bus transfers. See more information on the Irish Rail website here.

Taxi Drop-Off

Taxis are to drop off at a designated area on the Victoria Road just before Marina Walk unless they are wheelchair taxis. Monahan Road is to be used where wheelchair taxis require access to the stadium environs.

Please follow the directions of Gardaí & Stewards when dropping off a person with accessibility needs.

Public Buses

Route 202 operates from Merchant’s Quay to Mahon Point and customers can board at Merchant’s Quay in the City Centre or at Mahon Point, to be dropped off at Ballintemple, adjacent to SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh. The stadium is a 5-minute walk from this stop. Route 202 will also be available from Ballintemple, Blackrock Road after the match to City Centre and Mahon Point.

Route 215 or 219 stops at the Churchyard Lane stop which is 10 minutes to the stadium.

The area surrounding the access and egress points to the venue will be adequately lit with tower lighting.

Munster March

Munster Rugby and adidas are inviting supporters to participate in the Munster March at 3.45pm ahead of the game.

The March will begin from our fanzone in the Marina Market.

We want Munster supporters of all ages to walk to SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh to help raise awareness of the club’s commitment to environmental sustainability and climate action.

A key focus of our strategy is to encourage supporters, where possible, to use more sustainable forms of transport – such as walking, cycling, carpooling and public transport, when travelling to our matches.

Using the Ciclogreen App (iOS or Android), supporters can track their participation in the Munster March, collect points, and be entered into a raffle to win Munster Rugby prizes for participation.

Cycling

Cork City Council have a number of bicycle parking amenities in the surrounding area with a map including all surrounding bicycle parking amenities here.

Accessible/Wheelchair Parking

Ticket holders with accessibility parking reserved already will be issued with details for the allocated parking access.

Road Closures

From 7am until 8pm on Saturday.

  • Ardfoyle / Park Avenue
  • Blackrock Road / Maryville
  • Monahan’s Road / Link Road
  • Centre Park Road Link Road

From 2pm until 8.30pm on Saturday.

  • Centre Park Road/Victoria Road
  • Monaghan Road/Victoria Road
  • Churchyard Lane either end/access for residents only
  • Crab Lane either end/access for residents only

Operation #MunsterInThePáirc

 

Preparations are in full swing for the second-ever rugby match at a sold-out SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday as Munster face Crusaders in Cork, in association with Pinergy.

A unique event, the sell-out game will see 40,885 supporters make their way to SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the second-largest attendance at a rugby game in the province.

With lots of work going on behind-the-scenes to prepare for the game, see some of the key info ahead of the big event below.

We will have full supporter matchday information covering all operational details ahead of the game shortly.

The game kicks off at 5pm on Saturday, February 3, with live TV coverage on TG4 from 4.30pm. Access Munster will also be broadcasting our first video watchalong at the game with former Munster and Ireland centre Barry Murphy and commentator Dan Mooney guiding you through the action.

Coverage will start from 4.50pm and you can sign up to Access Munster for just €4 here.

Did you know?

  • This will be the first-ever meeting of Munster and Crusaders.
  • The Crusaders will be led by former Munster Head Coach Rob Penney. Munster prop Oli Jager joined from the Crusaders in November after winning seven Super Rugby titles with the side.
  • The goal posts in SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh are not fit for a rugby game. Like last year, the goal posts will be removed from Thomond Park and transported to the venue this week. The Virgin Media Park posts were not an option due to different fittings.
  • GAA pitches are much larger than rugby pitches. Sponsorship hoarding boards will be placed inside the bowl to create the pitch perimeter and replicate the smaller rugby area.
  • Match clocks will be installed in the corners as the scoreboard clock in SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh runs without stoppages.
  • The stadium is located in a residential area and there will be road closures in place with full details to follow later this week.
  • Additional temporary lighting will be added to the routes in and out of the stadium.
  • Munster will wear our new adidas home kit and Crusaders will wear their black away jersey.