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.

Cork GAA Coaching and Games Conference| A Day of Sporting Brilliance

Over a hundred delegates gathered for the Cork GAA Coaching and Games Annual Conference this past Saturday.

Our opening keynote speaker, Fiona Hayes, a former Irish rugby player and pivotal figure in Ireland’s Six Nations victories, currently coaches for Munster Women’s Rugby and UL Bohs Women’s Rugby. Fiona shared profound insights from her journey, emphasizing strategies for success both on and off the pitch. Notably, she highlighted the importance of a player-centered approach within coaching.

Next on the stage was Noel Furlong, the County Winning Manager of Castlelyons Hurling Team. Noel guided the delegates through his thoughts on maximizing players and exploring tactics within the game of hurling, sharing valuable insights from his coaching experience.

Our final keynote speaker was Steven Poacher, Head of PE at St Joseph’s Newry and a Gaelic Life Columnist. Steven provided a captivating glimpse into his coaching career, drawing from extensive experience in Carlow and Roscommon. In his role as a Leading Coach Educator, he offered invaluable perspectives for elevating coaching prowess in Gaelic Games.

The conference was expertly organized by Niall Twomny, Conor Couihan, Aidan O’Connell, and Cian O’Brien.

Down to last 75 seats in Premium Level


Experience the thrill of GAA action and elevate your entertainment at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh with our exclusive Premium Seat package! Seize the opportunity to secure your seat for a wide array of exciting events, including Inter-County GAA Games, National Hurling and Football Leagues, Munster Championship games, All Ireland Quarter-finals, and Cork Minor/U20 Championship Games.

Your Premium Seat package also grants you premium access to County Championship Games, covering up to nineteen County Finals. Additionally, enjoy the convenience of a Cork GAA Season Ticket, offering entry to over one hundred County Championship venues.

As a Premium Seat holder, you’ll not only be a part of the intense GAA action but also gain exclusive access to concerts, major sporting events, and priority tickets for All Ireland Hurling & Football Finals whenever Cork is in the spotlight. This is your chance to be part of unforgettable moments at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Act quickly, as less than 75 seats remain! To explore the full range of benefits, check out pricing details, and submit an enquiry, visit our website at https://gaacork.ie/premiumtickets/. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to enhance your experience and enjoy premium entertainment at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

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Statement from Cork GAA


Cork GAA can confirm that it is in discussions with SuperValu regarding the naming rights for SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

While no matter had been finalised prior to the meeting of delegates to the County Board on Tuesday evening, both sides have been conscious of the public debate that followed recent speculation in the media.

SuperValu and Cork GAA remain committed to continuing their engagement, as both parties share a common interest in supporting Gaelic games across the county, and discussions are continuing.



Match Day | Páirc Uí Rinn | Cork V Clare MSHL

Cork GAA are looking forward to welcoming fans to Páirc Uí Rinn for its first inter-county game of the year at the grounds. Cork will meet Clare in Co-Op Superstores Munster Senior Hurling League. 

are required for all over 16s, The link to purchase is below. 

Ticket information
This is a ticket game, tickets can be purchased below

If you are attending, please purchase and ensure to download your ticket before you arrive at Páirc Uí Rinn to avoid delays.

Gates will open at 12:30pm to facilitate access to the stadium.

Match Programmes
Team sheets will be available inside the stadium


Spectators should be considerate of residents and should not park in residential areas. Roads surrounding the stadium are monitored during matches. Any car parked illegally may be removed and the issuing of on-the-spot parking fines is in operation on local streets during events. Spectators are asked to be mindful of residents when coming to and going from the Páirc Uí Rinn.

Stadium Exit
At the end of the game, please exit the stadium via Red gates at both ends of the grounds. We ask that all supporters take their time and follow the directions of the stewards when departing the Páirc Uí Rinn.