Special Olympics 2014 Managers Statement

Monday, October 22nd 2012

Limerick Local Authorities Manager Conn Murray has welcomed the announcement that Limerick will host the 2014 Special Olympics Ireland games for the second time.

“The success of the 2010 Games rated by organisers as the best ever created a legacy for both Special Olympics and Limerick and I’m delighted that up to 2000 athletes and their families will be returning to Limerick in 2014,” he said.

“Limerick has proved its capacity to host major multi-site sporting events building on its long established sporting reputation, the range and quality of its facilities and the range of accommodation available.

“The economic impact of the 2010 Games was almost €10m but just as important was the huge support of the people of Limerick for the event and the thousands of volunteers who got involved. I have no doubt that Limerick will once again give the warmest of welcomes and get behind the 2014 games.

He added “With Limerick set to become the first National City of Culture 2014, this announcement today further demonstrates the growth of cultural and sporting events in Limerick and enhances its reputation in these areas. 2014 will definitely be an exciting and extraordinary year.”

ENDS

Last update:23/10/2012

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