Monday 23 October 2017

Reds keen to focus training efforts

Brendan Fanning

Brendan Fanning

Munster are planning to do away with their twin city approach by building a new training facility within striking distance of their main centres, Limerick and Cork. According to chief executive Garrett Fitzgerald, the plan is largely in place.

"Under our new strategic plan we want to move in the immediate/short term to a modern training facility if we can fund it," he said. "No location has been confirmed at the moment, but I think it will make economic sense that it needs to be on the edge of a city -- full stop -- where it can be open to other sports as well and maybe given an opportunity to generate income. The plan is in place. The part that's missing at the moment is the funding.

"A big issue is the development of the Cork-Limerick motorway. My understanding is that the plans are in place but it's been parked because of Government funding."

Munster have achieved success in Europe and the Magners League despite splitting the squad between two bases, where the time spent travelling has been a constant issue.

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