Limerick is rightly famed as the sporting capital of Ireland. Here, sport transcends all class boundaries and ‘the docker and the doctor compete in the field of sport on an equal footing’.
Limerick's love of rugby is world renowned and it is home to the iconic Thomond Park Stadium, the scene of many memorable Munster Rugby clashes. Our passionate Munster rugby supporters have been described as among the best fans in the world.
Gaelic football, hurling, golf, horse-racing, walking and cycling are also particularly popular pursuits in Limerick.
The support and passion for sport are the key ingredients which have made Limerick Ireland’s true sporting capital.
In recognition of our proud sporting tradition, Limerick has been awarded Sport