Fan offers treasured signed Munster jersey to fund French trip

Munster rugby fanatic Niamh Barron is prepared to go to extraordinary lengths to get to France for the big Heineken Cup game against Toulon.

Niamh, a mother-of-two from Limerick, who lives in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork, said: “If it was legal, I’d sell a kidney. But as I can’t sell a kidney, it’s either the credit union or selling my treasured Munster jersey which has been signed by the 2010/2011 panel.”

Niamh and her friend, Brenda O’Brien, haven’t missed a game, home or away, for the past five years.

“We are booked on the team flight from Shannon and the two overnights with match tickets will cost each of us €660.”

Niamh is now offering her special jersey for sale.

“I think it will be of interest to many people, and I am hoping a business will buy it to put on display somewhere. I have all the signatures of the team, many of whom have moved on like Ronan O’Gara, Alan Quinlan, Tomas O’Leary. I hate to part with the jersey, but desperate situations need desperate remedies. I don’t want to go and borrow money from the credit union. Our bags are packed, plane and match tickets got and now I hope the jersey will come to the rescue and help pay some of the expenses.”

Niamh can be contacted on 086-6600863.

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