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Limerick Sports and Community Leaders Launch Team Limerick Clean Up 7 

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TLC7 launch – Pictured in the Abbey Kilmallock Co. Limerick were, Margaret O’Sullivan, Kilmallock Tidy Towns, Aoife Sheehan, Former Limerick Camogie Player, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr. Daniel Butler, well-known Limerick priest, Fr Chris O’Donnell, Paul O’Connell,  Cian Lynch, Limerick Senior Hurler, Paralympics Ireland swimmer, Roisin Ni Riain,  John Kiely, Limerick Senior Hurling Manager, Helen O’Donnell and Ben O’Sullivan, Kilmallock Tidy Towns. Picture: Alan Place

Limerick Sports and Community Leaders Launch Team Limerick Clean Up 7 

TLC7 Limerick Hurler Cian Lynch, Ireland Rugby Forwards Coach Paul O'Connell and Limerick Senior Hurling Manager John Kiely. Picture: Alan Place

Limerick Hurler Cian Lynch, Ireland Rugby Forwards Coach Paul O’Connell and Limerick Senior Hurling Manager John Kiely. Picture: Alan Place

Registration is now open for the 7th edition of the largest one-day clean-up in Ireland, Team Limerick Clean-Up (TLC), set to take place on Good Friday, April 15 across Limerick city and county.  

Members of the Limerick community, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr. Daniel Butler, Paul O’Connell and Helen O’Donnell helped launch the event at the Abbey, Kilmallock. They were joined by Paralympics Ireland swimmer, Roisin Ni Riain, well-known Limerick priest, Fr Chris O’Donnell, RTE Sport commentator, Aoife Sheehan, John Kiely and Cian Lynch of the Limerick Senior Hurling team. 

Celebrating what will be a ground-breaking return for the much-loved community event after a two-year hiatus due to Covid, volunteers are urged to sign up early HERE  and help make this the best TLC yet. Participants in TLC7 are also encouraged to stringently observe health & safety guidelines, in line with Government and HSE directives.  

This year marks the beginning of a new era for TLC with a fresh new look, a revamped website, and a reinvigorated approach to tidying up litter by tackling the rapid rise in waste items such as discarded facemasks and fast-food packaging. The popular tea/coffee gatherings after the clean-up will also be held at locations throughout the city and county. 

Sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund, TLC has seen over 400 tonnes of litter gathered from the streets by volunteers and event partner Mr. Binman since inception in 2015 – equating to over 14,500 household wheelie bins.  

Overall participation figures are close to the 100,000-mark and include volunteers from all walks of life from schools, colleges and GAA clubs, to Munster Rugby, community, residential groups, businesses, charities, nursing homes and well-known faces locally.   

Commenting at the launch, TLC ambassador, Paul O’Connell said: “While we are of course looking forward to Team Limerick Clean-Up 7, it’s also important to reflect on what we have achieved to date. We are incredibly thankful to every volunteer who makes TLC what it is and comes out on Good Friday to clean around their locality. We’d urge previous participants to sign up early, and anybody who hasn’t yet got involved in TLC, now is the perfect time to start and help us make TLC7 the best yet, and Limerick city and county the cleanest it has ever been!” 

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr. Daniel Butler, added: “Team Limerick Clean–Up has become a huge source of pride for the people of Limerick. It shows the strength and power that we have as we come together as communities to help improve our localities. We have been hamstrung with the pandemic over the past number of years, but let’s hope we can show the world what Limerick is all about for TLC7.” 

Team Limerick Clean-Up is an initiative sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and supported by Limerick City and County Council. Endorsed by Paul O’Connell, the official partners include Mr Binman, The Limerick Leader, The Limerick Post, I Love Limerick, Elive and Limerick Live 95FM. 

To Register go HERE 

For other stories on Team Limerick Clean Up go HERE 

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 ilovelimerick.com 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.

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