Contract and event caterers Master Chefs and their Castletroy-based health-focused cafe restaurant, Copia Green, have been confirmed as Official Catering Partner and Official Restaurant Partner to Munster Rugby.

The sponsorship agreement will see Master Chefs and Copia Green work closely with Munster Rugby’s Lead Performance Nutritionist to provide nourishment to the entire Munster Rugby First Team squad and Team Management, with tailored meals and snacks each week as part of their training and recovery routines, as well as post match meals at Thomond Park Stadium.

Master Chefs has been Exclusive Catering Partner to Thomond Park Stadium since 2008. Copia Green currently holds the title of YesChef All Island Cafe of the Year.

Pat O’Sullivan, CEO of Master Chefs & Copia Green, said: “This partnership is a natural fit for us given our long standing relationship with Thomond Park Stadium along with our well established reputation for quality & innovation, ensuring the Munster Players are fuelled with the required nutrients obtained from locally sourced natural ingredients to sustain high performance.”

Commenting on behalf of Munster Rugby, Dave Kavanagh (Head of Commercial & Marketing), said: “We are delighted to expand and enhance Munster Rugby’s relationship with Master Chefs into the all important area of meals and catering to the team and back room staff. Good food and quality ingredients are a key part of athletic performance and we know that Master Chefs will deliver consistently in that respect.”

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