Moyross children hope to win the Brennan’s Bread Playground competition

Petula Martyn

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Petula Martyn

MOYROSS children need the dough to renovate their local playground, and they want Limerick people to help them get a slice of the action in the Brennan’s Bread Playground competition.

MOYROSS children need the dough to renovate their local playground, and they want Limerick people to help them get a slice of the action in the Brennan’s Bread Playground competition.

The community playground in the northside estate was shortlisted for a makeover after Michael Sheehan from the Parks Department at Limerick City Council decided it certainly wasn’t a half-baked idea to nominate it for the prize.

A campaign appealing to the people of Limerick to vote for Moyross to win the playground competition, is swinging into action, and already the Limerick playground has almost 20 per cent of the vote.

Moyross needs to maintain the momentum to secure the prize ahead of playgrounds in Galway, Cork, Westmeath, Wexford, Dublin, Monaghan, Cavan, Donegal and Bray. The public can cast their vote on http://www.brennansbread.ie/playground/, and the deadline is July 4.

The community playground, located beside the community and enterprise centre, is a firm favourite with the children in Moyross and is a hive of activity throughout the day but especially when the bell rings at 3pm at nearby Corpus Christi National School.

Paddy Flannery, manager of the Moyross Community and Enterprise Centre, said winning this competition would give the neighbourhood a huge boost.

“I think any injection of resources in hard times would be a great help. It would be nice to give the place a facelift and put some fresh colour into it. It’s a bit like doing up your house, you always feel good when you have the job done,” he said.