We agree it was a bit ridiculous having a game at 6 o’clock on a Friday evening, but in fairness that was to facilitate those who wanted to watch the bronze final.
Thomond crowds are not what they once were over the past couple of seasons but the fact that a game of Friday’s magnitude can’t attract the Munster faithful is certainly a worry for Anthony Foley, with only a little over 7,000 in attendance.
It is disappointing the crowd was what it was.
The crowd that were in attendance were treated to a thrilling 32-28 victory for Munster. But the Munster head coach was up front with his fear that the possibility of watching as much sport as you want on TV just isn’t the same as going along to the games and cheering on the side.
You’ve got to come and sample it. Watching it on TV is only armchair stuff – you’ve got to come here and feel it. It’s important for Limerick that everyone comes out and supports the game. It’s a big stadium that needs filling and it’s a great atmosphere.
Munster take on Treviso in a couple of weeks time in their opening Champions Cup game, let’s hope things will improve.