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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Limerick Quick Hits

This and that from here and there

::Thomand park to host Premier League soccer teams?
That’s the possibility that’s being reported in the Limerick Independent Newspaper this week. The report states that Thomand park officials are in talks with “the best of the best” from the Barclays Premier League in England. The paper also reports the revamped stadium has been approved by the UEFA as an ‘International soccer stadium’.

::Around 250 jobs will be created next year when construction gets underway at the city’s new Greyhound stadium. The Irish Greyhound Board said the new stadium will be located at Greenpark, on the Dock Road. Construction will hopefully get underway next march.

::Gardai are on the lookout for a gang of men who hijacked a car from its owner on the N20 Cork to Limerick road last Saturday. The victim, a 59 year old man was rammed off the road by the gang who then forced the driver out of his car where made off with it. The victim was driving a 07 Golf GTi.

::Franz Ferdinand are to play a one off event in Dolan's Warehouse on Saturday February 28th. More from the Indie Limerick Blog.

::The Limerick Co-Ordination Office has launched a website with the main goal of promoting the city’s “key attributes, raise its profile and enhance and inform perceptions”. Check out the Gallery section of the site. Some good stuff there.

::Some new blogs appearing recently in our Blog links on the right. The Limerick Leader has two new related blogs. 'On The Beat ' is an entertainment focused blog while the Irreverent Chalkboard blog will focus on News and Opinion from Limerick.

::We’re giving Twitter a go, get the latest alerts, notification of new blog posts along with other bits and bobs from us by following us on Twitter.

::Members of the Limerick City Fire service will be attempting to break a world record this weekend by climbing ladders for 24 hours straight. In order to beat the record, held by the Fire service in New Zealand, the 10 man crew will have to scale ladders a minimum of 46 times per hour in the 24 period. The event starts at 4pm on Friday outside Debenhams on O Connell Street. In 2005 The New Zealand crew climbed a total of 109.5km., yikes.

Some YouTube stuff
::Watch former goalkeeper Mick O'Donnell take to the stage at the Celebrity Sporting X Factor last week at Smyth's Bar. Video

::“The lunacy involved in building camera positions in Thomond Park for televised events”Video

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