Limerick soccer club to get civic reception

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

JANESBORO soccer club will this Wednesday evening be honoured with a Civic Reception after they won the Munster Junior Club Final.

JANESBORO soccer club will this Wednesday evening be honoured with a Civic Reception after they won the Munster Junior Club Final.

This came after southside Fine Gael councillor Ger Fahy requested the club’s achievements be recognised with what is the highest civic honour the city can bestow short of the freedom.

“They are the top soccer club not alone in Limerick, but in Munster. They have a very high status. It is a great honour for a Limerick soccer team to win a Munster final, as Janesboro did,” said Cllr Fahy, who played at schoolboy, junior, and overage levels for the club as a defender.

Meanwhile, other Civic Receptions are on the cards for Richmond RFC and Garryowen.

With the requests for these granted, the dates for these events have yet to be set.

Fianna Fail’s City East councillor Kieran O’Hanlon wants to see a Civic Reception for Richmond rugby club.

The Canal Bank club were crowned Munster’s Junior Club of the Year after winning the Munster Junior League, the Junior Clubs Challenge Cup, and the Transfield Cup.

Meanwhile, Cllr Maria Byrne called for Garryowen Rugby Club to be afforded a Civic Reception.

This comes after the southside club won the All Ireland Bateman Senior Cup final.

Elsewhere, Independent city east councillor John Gilligan called for a fence to be erected between the Mount Kennett Place skate park and the Clarion Hotel to ensure the safety of skaters.

Separately, with the amalgamation of Limerick City and County Councils now just two years away, Cllr Joe Leddin wants county official Tom Enright to address City Councillors.

Mr Enright was named by Environment Minister Phil Hogan as the man responsible for implementing the merger of Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council. Cllr Leddin’s request was accepted.