The victorious Limerick U21 Hurling team at their homecoming at Limerick City and County Council Headquarters. Picture: Diarmuid Greene/Fusionshooters.
Limerick City and County Council hosted a homecoming for Limerick U21 Hurling Team who defeated Wexford at Semple Stadium on Saturday to win the All Ireland U21 Championship title.
The homecoming celebration took place from 7pm on Thursday, September 17th, in front of Limerick City and County Council Corporate Headquarters, Merchants Quay, where the players and members of the management team were introduced to the crowd.
“On behalf of Limerick City and County Council, I want to congratulate our hurlers for the honour and pleasure they have brought to the people of Limerick by their impressive performances in this year’s All-Ireland U21 Hurling Championship,” commented Cllr. Liam Galvin, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick.
“With an inspirational captain in Diarmaid Byrnes leading from the front, this team has put Limerick hurling firmly back on the map. Who is to say that this nunch of lads will not go into help deliver such success for us in the coming years. Today, you stand before Limerick City Hall as returning victors ans as Limerick’s newest sporting ambassadors.” the Mayor continued.
Cian Lynch, centre-forward and Patrickswell local, addressed the crowds, thanking them for their continued support. He said: “You don’t understand what your support means to us. We won’t rest on our laurels. We will go again.”
County board chairman Oliver Mann spoke to the gathered crowds, optimistic about the team’s bright future: “We are on track and I am confident the Liam McCarthy cup will take up residence here before too long”.
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