The year-long partnership will benefit Down Syndrome Ireland’s Munster branches, as well as Tour de Munster, the epic, 600km charity cycle which has raised €4m for the Munster branches throughout its 23-year history.
Barry Sheridan, CEO of Down Syndrome Ireland, expressed his delight at the new partnership: “We are absolutely delighted that the Munster branches of DSI and Tour de Munster have been chosen as a charity partner of Munster Rugby this year.
“The partnership will further highlight and support Down Syndrome Ireland’s vital services by spreading awareness and raising much-needed funds.”
Down Syndrome Tipperary Branch
chairperson Linda Gillick added: “We are so grateful for the support of Munster Rugby and the incredible sense of community that Tour de Munster brings to the six Down Syndrome Ireland branches in Munster,” she said.
“This partnership will help to further our mission and we look ahead to another successful year.”
The 2023 Tour de Munster
will kick off in Cork City on Thursday, August 10th, and continue over four days around the six counties of Munster before returning to Cork City on August 13th.