“A special event will be organised for the hurlers” – Mayor Daniel Butler

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THE Mayor of the City and County of Limerick has said that a special event will be held to celebrate and congratulate the victorious Limerick senior hurling team following their historic win in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final yesterday.

Mayor Daniel Butler said: “We are all disappointed that we cannot have scenes reminiscent of 2018 on the streets of Limerick this evening.”

“But that doesn’t mean we won’t be able to have a celebration, once the health guidelines allow.”

Mayor Daniel Butler in Croke Park
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“Let’s be very clear, Limerick City and County Council would love nothing more than to host a public homecoming for the hurlers, however due to the government regulations this is not possible.”

“The current guidelines are available on the government website here. Sporting events are different, and while a homecoming is sports-related, it is not a sporting event.”

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“Whether you agree or disagree with this, the fault is not with the Council, we have to stick with the guidelines, these are the facts.”

“However, once the regulations and guidance allow for larger gatherings, a special event will be organised for the hurlers, where the maximum amount of Limerick people can, once again, show their appreciation to the team.”