Fourteen-man Munster paid a fitting tribute to the late Anthony Foley with a 38-17 bonus-point win over Glasgow and a performance that harked back to times gone by.
The European Rugby Champions Cup game and the build-up were totally overshadowed by the death of Foley in Paris last weekend.
In consultation with his family, Munster decided to fulfil the Pool 1 fixture and, after moving tributes by fans and the supporters' choir before kick-off, the hosts were able to put emotions aside as they struck early through tries from Tyler Bleyendaal and Jaco Taute.
Keith Earls was sent off for a dangerous tackle in the 18th minute, but that just stirred up Munster. Simon Zebo soon went over to hand his team a 24-3 half-time lead against a Glasgow side that trounced Leicester Tigers last week.
A Finn Russell penalty was Glasgow’s only response as they failed to threaten the red line.
The hosts soon secured a bonus point when the Warriors infringed three times close to the line, leaving referee Jerome Garces no choice but to award a penalty try in the 47th minute.
The Fields of Athenry rang out around Foley’s old stomping ground as Munster tired in the closing stages, allowing Pat MacArthur and Mark Bennett to cross for converted tries as the Scots chased a losing bonus point.
They still had time to salvage even more with two tries required for a draw with 10 minutes to play.
But Munster were never going to allow that, on today of all days, and clever play by Conor Murray on the shortside allowed Rory Scannell to barge over in the corner.
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Captain Peter O'Mahony said afterwards: "We came out here to play like Axel would have wanted. We did it for OIive and the kids.
"He would have wanted us to get out there and express ourselves. We got through it like a squad."
Johan Erasmus's side burst out of the blocks and in their first meaningful attack Earls put Bleyendaal into space but the out-half still had to negotiate his way to the line and was able to hold off three tacklers to touch down.
Taute doubled the lead on 13 minutes after Russell tapped over a penalty from in front of the posts to put Glasgow in the board.
The Champions Cup debutant took advantage in the corner after Tommy O'Donnell broke through the Warriors line.
Man of the match Bleyendaal landed the sideline conversion but when Earls upended hooker Fraser Brown and was shown red, Munster had to regroup.
And regroup they did, Hogg failed to hold on to Zebo and he wriggled free to touch down in the corner.
Munster earned the bonus point soon after the break but in a lull in tempo Gregor Townsend's side added two quickfire tries.
The comeback was snuffed out, however, when Scannell went over to put the result beyond doubt.
Just after the final whistle, the home squad linked arms in a large circle on the pitch and sang another rendition of Stand Up And Fight.
A still-packed crowd, which numbered 25,600 during the match, joined in the chorus and then applauded the Munster squad, who were accompanied by Foley's sons Tony and Dan, on a lap of honour.