THE sun shone as we arrived at the majestic medieval King John’s Castle to launch the Limerick World Club 7s tournament.
The World Club 7s comes to Ireland for the very first time this summer, on August 9 and 10. Limerick will host some of the biggest names in both club and provincial rugby.
As you readers may have gathered by now, I know sweet nothing about rugby, but what I do know is it is going to have a huge economic benefit to our wonderful city. Local businesses are showing huge support for the event through a number of clever initiatives such as ambassador partnership which will see 11 Limerick pubs partner with the 11 visiting teams to act as an official embassy for each team. Each of the pubs will celebrate the culture, food and traditions of its chosen team. What an incredible idea!
On Saturday August 9, there is going to be a fantastic fireworks display lighting up the river as part of the celebration. So let’s ensure we all support this amazing event by booking your tickets on: WORLDCLUB7SERIES.ie
THE Pride of Tipperary is in its 50th year this year and is stronger than ever. It truly is a credit to the region that this fantastic event has stood the test of time. I had a great evening in the amazing Ballykisteen hotel and I had the pleasure of meeting the 13 gorgeous contestants competing in the 2014 Pride of Tipperary. I wish these young girls every success in their ventures. Long may this festival continue!