18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
The same facility will host the Gleeson League encounter between Garryowen and UL Bohemians (kick-off 2.30pm).
The value of a 3G pitch to a rugby club is very evident during a cold snap such as this. Garryowen's all-weather pitch was officially opened by then IRFU President, John Callaghan, and club captain Conan Doyle last April.
Garryowen's pitch is both IRB and FIFA approved and is suitable for all sports including rugby, GAA, soccer, hockey, Tag rugby and team training.
Altogether, the facility includes one full-size pitch, four smaller pitches, floodlighting, dressing rooms, meeting rooms and team video analysis equipment. It is open from 10am to 10pm and offers free car parking.
Undoubtedly, Garryowen's founding fathers may have wished for such a perfect pitch to play on when they helped set up the club all those years ago, but they will recognise the club spirit that has delivered such a wonderful facility to the members and to Limerick.
For anyone interested in booking the facility for use, please click here.
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