The Munster supporters began drifting into Montpellier yestreday sporting, in the main the Munster Red, bringing a message of support to their side ...
The Munster supporters began drifting into Montpellier yestreday sporting,in the main the Munster Red, bringing a message of support to their side none more defiant than that carried by a pair from LimerickKen Barrett and Charlie Carter wore red polo shirts with the messagge -'Bitten and Burnt but Not Beaten' emblazoned across their backs aong with the number three. Proud though they were of their design Carter was still bemoaning thefact that his pal Barrett had ignored the advice given " I told him Clawwore the number one jersey."Further down the street from where Barrett and Carter were disporting
themselves, there was a fairly battered motorbike (small) parked up with the76 LK registration number covered in dust.And outside Fitzpatricks bar Shannon legend Noel Healy was greeting passersby with his normal quota of wit and welcome. Noel had driven over accompaniedby Barnaby Ross, the pair left Ireland on Tuesday at 5.30 pm driving theMunster equipment van to arrive at the team hotel outside Montpellier yesterday (Thursday) at 2pm. "It was important to be here, for the boys to see the van (emblazoned in the Munster colours) when they arrived" explained Healy.No effort spared to help Munster on Saturday.
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