Loving Limerick: Winners of TLC schools competition are unveiled

TLC category winners Kleja Giedrikaite, Ollie Walsh and Daire Enright with Paul O'Connell Picture: Alan Place

TLC category winners Kleja Giedrikaite, Ollie Walsh and Daire Enright with Paul O'Connell Picture: Alan Place

THE WINNERS of Team Limerick Clean Up’s Loving Limerick Valentine’s competition have been unveiled at The Hunt Museum, where three primary school classes were awarded first place by the judges.

The sixth class pupils at Kilmallock’s Scoil Mocheallóg, under their teacher Miriam Rainsford, were the top winners in the fifth-sixth class category.

The competition was launched in February by Munster and Ireland rugby legend Paul O’Connell, and is part of the Team Limerick Clean Up initiative where primary schools all across the county were invited to design and decorate a giant love heart, to create greater awareness of the importance of a clean Limerick all year round.

In the senior category after Kilmallock, Mr Sheehan’s Bilboa NS class came second and Venetia Rothwell’s class at St Gabriel’s School came third.

In the juniors to first class category, the first prize went to Grainne Hartnett’s class in Scoil An Spioraid Naoimh, with the second and third prizes going to Ms Heaney’s class at St Patrick’s Girls NS, and Ms Collins’ class at Kilteely NS.

In the middle category, for second to fourth class, first prize went to Clare Farrell’s class at St Patrick’s Girls NS.

Second and third prizes went to Ms Lavin’s class at Our Lady’s Abbey and Ms Ruddle’s class at St Molua's’ National School.

JP McManus and Paul O’Connell were joined by Mayor Cllr Stephen Keary to congratulate the winners and their teachers for the immense work and effort they invested into the competition and to present them with their prizes. They thanked The Hunt Museum for displaying the love hearts and for teaming up with TLC for this exhibition.

The Team Limerick Clean Up 4 takes place on Good Friday, March 30. Registration is open at: www.teamlimerickcleanup.ie.

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