It may have been a disappointing Six Nations campaign for the Irish, but there were no hang-overs as far as the Munster contingent were concerned.
Ronan O'Gara, Paul O'Connell, John Hayes and co got straight back to business for their Province as they helped the home side put Ulster to the sword in Cork.
There were six tries for the Musgrave Park faithful to enjoy and the bonus point victory moved Munster firmly back into the title race in the Magners League. With a game in hand on the top two teams, they are one point behind Llanelli Scarlets (36) and 11 points short of leaders Leinster (46).
Among the try scorers was New Zealand's record Test scorer, Doug Howlett, who notched his first in Munster colours.
The directors of ERC voted unanimously at a Board meeting to postpone all decisions including the release of further instalments of ERC's distributable central revenues to the six shareholder countries until 19 February next when the Board will meet again to reconsider the issue.