Pitch created in memory of Shane Geoghegan gets a boost with new additions

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

THE metaphorical pitch created in the memory of slain rugby player Shane Geoghegan has got a boost with the addition of more than 200 new players.

THE metaphorical pitch created in the memory of slain rugby player Shane Geoghegan has got a boost with the addition of more than 200 new players.

Three Crescent College Comprehensive students added more than 200 clay figurines to the already massive art installation assembled in Istabraq Hall in Limerick City Council’s offices - joining the massive 20,000 figures already in situ.

And two Villiers fifth year students - Ciara Shield and Hanna Wiseman - are documenting the project in its entirety for a photographic project in their school.

Shane’s aunt, Margaret Walsh, the driving force behind the huge exhibition which opened on the third anniversary of Shane’s death in November and has been on display ever since, said the involvement of the students reflects a “true sense of community art”.

“Tom O’Donnell, Sarah Malone and Grace Sheehan from Crescent came in over their holidays to help me which is a fantastic commitment,” said Margaret.

“They added 200 pieces to the floor, all wonderful pieces. And the two girls from Villiers are going to document the collection in a photographic project, which is fantastic.”

The exhibition is to remain open until January 31 and Margaret said discussions regarding its future were “ongoing”.