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Match programmes will be on sale at the game for €5, with €1 from each match programme sold donated to the respective charities. (stock photo)

Match programmes will be on sale at the game for €5, with €1 from each match programme sold donated to the respective charities. (stock photo)

Match programmes will be on sale at the game for €5, with €1 from each match programme sold donated to the respective charities. (stock photo)

Munster charities are set for a Christmas boost with €1 from each match programme sold at Munster Rugby's sold-out Guinness PRO14 clash against Leinster donated to their chosen charities.

This season's nominated charities, Cliona's Foundation and Irish Cancer Society, will benefit from the funds raised at the province's official 'charity match' and during half-time, representatives from both charities will each be presented with a signed Munster jersey on pitch.

Match programmes will be on sale at the game for €5, with €1 from each match programme sold donated to the respective charities.

Over the 2018/'19 season Munster Rugby is working closely with each charity, actively supporting them in helping raise awareness and funds for much-needed resources that are widely availed of across the province and Ireland.

"The Munster v Leinster game in Thomond Park over the Christmas period is always a great occasion and we are delighted to again nominate it as our official Charity Match," said Claire Cooke, Munster Rugby CSR Project Manager.

"We hope our supporters will get behind our match programme initiative in support of two worthy causes - Cliona's Foundation and Irish Cancer Society."

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