REVEALED: Shortlist of 16 candidates in the search for Limerick’s All Time Great

Limerick’s All Time Great - the shortlist

Limerick’s All Time Great - the shortlist

THE shortlist in the search to find Limerick’s All Time Great has been finalised and the competition will now begin in earnest.

Sixteen people have been selected from hundreds of nominations and now the fun really begins!

The Limerick Leader will shortly launch a series of online polls pitting our nominees head-to-head at quarter-final, semi-final and eventually, final stage over the coming weeks.

A draw will soon take place, the results of which will be posted in video online. Then, the polls that follow will ask you, the reader, to determine who is Limerick’s All Time Great.

“As you can see, a fantastically varied list of 16 names has been assembled, from business, charity, sport, entertainment, politics and historical - generations of people who have contributed greatly to local life in this county and this recognises their work,” explained Eugene Phelan, editor of The Limerick Leader.

A huge thank you to our sponsors, Specsavers, Lyons of Limerick, McMahons Builders Providers, Thomond Asset Management, Limerick Tutorial College and the Crescent Shopping Centre.

The 16 nominees, in alphabetical order, are:

Andy LeeRead profile here

Anthony FoleyRead profile here

Blindboy BoatclubRead profile here

Catherine HayesRead profile here

Celia Holman LeeRead profile here

Dolores O’RiordanRead profile here

Donogh O’Malley - Read profile here

Jim KemmyRead profile here

John KielyRead profile here

JP McManus - (JP McManus has withdrawn from the competition. His place has been taken by Donogh O'Malley)

Michael Hogan, the Bard of ThomondRead profile here

Mick MackeyRead profile here

Paul O’ConnellRead profile here

Richard HarrisRead profile here

Ruth NeggaRead profile here

Terry WoganRead profile here

Vicky PhelanRead profile here