Moyross beats Mallow to win the dough in playground competition

Petula Martyn

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Petula Martyn

COMMUNITY spirit and sheer determination saw Limerick edge out their Cork neighbours to win what became an epic encounter between the close rivals, on behalf of the children of Moyross.

COMMUNITY spirit and sheer determination saw Limerick edge out their Cork neighbours to win what became an epic encounter between the close rivals, on behalf of the children of Moyross.

The competition between Moyross and Mallow was intense as the final minutes of the Brennan’s Bread playground competition counted down at the weekend. It played out like a Munster hurling final clash between the giants of the game and when the final whistle was blown, the result showed that Limerick had secured victory by the narrowest of margins.

Moyross was announced this week as the winner of the playground makeover after securing 34 per cent of the 54,000 votes online. Moyross competed against nine other playgrounds nationwide, but it was Mallow that posed the biggest threat and lead the way in the finals days of the competition. Mallow playground lost out by just 0.4 per cent.

“You guys were winning for so long, and I came in one morning and they were winning, and then Moyross clawed back in the end,” said Claire Feeney, on behalf of Brennan’s Bread. “It just shows the level of community spirit.”

“Every vote counted in the end,” said Paddy Flannery, Moyross Community and Enterprise Centre.