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The Irish are coming... Gloucester buzzing ahead of Munster clash

By The Citizen  |  Posted: January 11, 2014

The Irish are coming... Gloucester buzzing ahead of Munster clash

Will Gloucester fans have reason to cheerful this evening?

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Up to 3,000 Munster fans are expected to have made the trip to Gloucester for this evening's crunch game at Kingsholm in the Heineken Cup.

They can expect a warm welcome, with Irish musicians playing at the Cross this afternoon and Gloucester Irish Club, in Horton Road, laying on a post-match party from 8pm.

Marketing Gloucester has helped organise a series of discounts for fans of both teams too.

Nightclub Fever, in Eastgate Street, will offer anyone who shows their Gloucester Rugby ticket stub or is wearing their Gloucester Rugby top, pints for £2 or double spirits and mixers for £2.50 before 10.30pm.

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Tiger's Eye at The Old Bell, in Southgate Street, will give 10 per cent off any light meals from the bar menu when mentioning the promotional code "WelcomeMunster2014".

The Cross Keys Inn, in Cross Keys Lane, off Southgate Street, will be serving traditional home-cooked Irish lunches for £5 per person.

Teague's Bar, opposite Kingsholm Stadium, has all pints reduced to £2.50 for two hours from 2pm. Heineken Cup matches will be live on the TVs and they will also be hosting a players Q&A session.

The Cross Keys Inn also has live Irish bands playing from 1pm till midnight.

Playing at The Cross from 3pm to 5pm on Saturday will be Irish band, The Life of Riley. Traditional Irish band, Mischief Afoot, will be playing in Southgate Street too from 3pm to 5pm.

Teague's Bar will also have live music on Saturday after the match with Ska band The Revolvers.

For anyone fancying a flutter, Munster are firm favourites, but there's no harm in being optimistic. Check the latest odds here.

We'd like fans to send us their pictures of the build-up in the city, as well as from the game itself. Email citizen.news@glosmedia.co.uk or tweet @gloscitizen

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