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The Siege of Limerick Celebrates Their Birthday…Again!


Players pictured in Action at Seige 2017. Picture: nkolakovic

The Siege of Limerick Celebrates Their Birthday…Again!

Ultimate Frisbee is one of the world’s fastest-growing outdoor team sports. Little to everyone’s knowledge, Limerick runs Ireland’s largest outdoor tournament and one of the largest Ultimate Frisbee Tournament in Europe every March called The Siege of Limerick. The Siege of Limerick is a tournament ran by University of Limerick students present and past. Everyone is doing it for each other and for the enhancement of The Siege, with any profits made going towards further development of the tournament.

This year’s tournament is taking place on March 9 and 10 on The University of Limerick’s 4G Pitches, Cappavilla. Each year, 32 teams from Ireland, Britain and all across. Europe takes part throughout the weekend with 600 people making their way to Limerick to play Ultimate Frisbee as well as enjoy the city of Limerick.




Last year was to be The Siege’s 10th Anniversary with plans to expand to an enormous 48-Team underway. However, that was when Storm Emma struck Ireland. Forced to cancel the tournament for the safety of all players travelling, plans for the tournament were stopped but not the celebrations.

Siege attendees making a donation to Novas Limerick. Pictured left to Right: Christopher Tinkler, Andrew Meade, Novas Limerick, Liam Grant, Emma Sexton, Fiona Vaughan. Players pictured in Action at Seige 2017.

A number of players from Europe and America managed to make their way to Limerick safely, so the organisers made sure to still give them a good time. From playing in the snow to doing a Shave or Dye event, The Siege was kept alive. All the food that had been delivered to feed every player for two days was donated to the homeless shelter in Limerick to help those less fortunate, proving that every situation has a silver lining.

Having been stopped in their tracks last year, The Siege of Limerick’s Tournament

Directors are more determined than ever before to celebrate the 10th anniversary with style. With the likes of Failte Ireland, the Bank of Ireland and Limerick’s Finest Ishka Water just the tip of the iceberg for this Tournaments Sponsors, spectators can only expect to see some of the finest display of Ultimate to be showcased across the weekend. Come along and see for yourself on March 9 & 10!


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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.