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Published 22/06/2015 | 02:30

Michael Madden takes part in the Father’s Day Penalty Kick Competition to celebrate the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour which stopped by in Thomond Park, Limerick
Michael Madden takes part in the Father’s Day Penalty Kick Competition to celebrate the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour which stopped by in Thomond Park, Limerick
Children from local clubs take part in a rugby minors tournament

The Rugby World Cup may still be three months away, but rugby fever took hold in Thomond Park as the Webb Ellis Cup touched down in Limerick.

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The tournament trophy is on a whirlwind world tour ahead of the competition, which kicks off on September 18.

It was made to feel right at home in the crucible of Munster rugby yesterday, where fans were able to pose for photos with it.

Mini-rugby teams from across Munster took part in a tag tournament on the pitch, before a penalty kick competition was held for the dads in attendance to celebrate Father's Day.

The cup was then transferred to Dublin, where it will take in the Aviva Stadium and Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin, before leaving for Wales.

Irish Independent

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