The 91st holding of the Limerick Charity Cup comes to a climax this St. Stephen’s Day, Saturday, 26th December with the much anticipated meeting in the final of Old Crescent and Young Munster at Tom Clifford Park (kick-off 5pm).

Old Crescent defeated Shannon and Garryowen on their path to the final, with Young Munster overcoming Nenagh Ormond and UL Bohemians. Both clubs are enjoying a good season in the All Ireland League which sets the tone for a thrilling match.

The competition originally known as the Hospital Cup was introduced in 1924 to raise funds for St. Johns and Barrington Hospitals. The name was later changed to the Limerick Charity Cup to encapsulate other charities. The proceeds of the competition this year will go to Milford Hospice, the IRFU Charitable Trust and the Redemptorist Father’s Christmas Poor Campaign.

The match between Old Crescent and Young Munster will also honour the memory of Michael Kelly who was a member of Young Munster, a distinguished member of the Munster Branch and a close friend of Fr Guinane SJ, founding member of Old Crescent. The Michael Kelly Memorial Cup is played for annually between Old Crescent and Young Munster on St. Stephen’s Day.

Munster Rugby looks forward to your valued support of the Limerick Charity Cup and its charities this year whilst also remembering the huge contribution of the late Michael Kelly to local rugby.

Old Crescent calls on all members and supporters to come to Tom Clifford Park on St Stephens Day to show your support for our team in this important match, and to support the worthy causes of the Limerick Charity Cup competition.