19 May, 11:13
There are six uncapped players in the Ireland squad for the summer tour to North America that was named this morning. An Emerging Ireland squad has also been selected for the Tblisi Cup in Georgia.
However, Munster returned to Cardiff to beat French opposition and raise the trophy in both 2006 and 2008.
ERC Chief Executive Derek McGrath said: "We are delighted to be coming back to Cardiff for the 2011 Heineken Cup final. It is a city that has fully embraced the Heineken Cup ever since our first season when the home team reached the inaugural final.
"We have already staged five hugely successful finals in the Welsh capital and it will be exciting for all the clubs in the tournament to be aiming to play at the magnificent home of Welsh rugby.
"Following on from the successful partnership model adopted for the Cardiff 2006 and 2008 finals, ERC will be working in partnership with the WRU, Millennium Stadium plc, the Welsh Assembly Government and Cardiff City Council to create a truly memorable Heineken Cup final occasion with a sell-out crowd.
"ERC are also very much looking forward to our return to Twickenham in 2012. Twickenham successfully staged the Heineken Cup finals in 2000, 2004 and 2007 and we fully expect another memorable occasion in two years' time."
Tickets for the Cardiff 2011 Heineken Cup final at the Millennium Stadium went on pre-sale today (Monday, May 17) to www.ercrugby.com subscribers. Information regarding the public sale of tickets, which begins next Saturday (May 22) will be posted at a later date on ercrugby.com.