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Friday, February 20, 2009

Limerick Quick Hits

This and that from here and there.

In a sure sign of the times, it's being reported this weekend that as the Castletroy Park Hotel was reopening in this week under the new Carlton management, Bosses said they had received 2,500 applications for the 120 positions that were on offer. 1,900 of them were received in a 48-hour period, says the Irish Times.

Girl band 'Black Daisy', which is fronted by local Garryowen singer Lesley-Ann Halvey, will be gunning for a chance to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest on the Late Late Show tonight, however, as the Limerick Blogger reports, Lesley-Ann has been sidelined as lead vocals. Squid explains.

Limerick continues to draw media attention from outside the national borders in this economic crisis. BBC man James Helm writes on his visit to Limerick following the Dell news and ‘how we’re coping’. God help us. BBC News Article.

If you’re looking forward to seeing snooker player ‘The Hurricane’ Alex Higgins in Limerick next month then bad news my friends, he’s been dropped from the charity event next month after he allegedly launched a tirade of verbal abuse at spectators at a snooker event and even told a Referee in Kildare, “ill stick his cue up your arse”. More Here.

There is disruption on rail services to and from Limerick this weekend, If your travelling by rail over the next few days then we advise you read this Limerick Leader report and check with Irish Rail before you set off.

Real Madrid are on their way to playing at Thomand Park according to the Limerick Leader. The paper says talks between officials from all sides are “at an advanced stage” to bring the superstar laden Spanish team to Limerick.Leader Article.

Limerick has been selected to host the opening Test of this year's International Rules Series. The game against the Australians will happen at the Gaelic Grounds and will go ahead on October 24. The match which will see the best Irish Gaelic footballers take on the best from the Australian Football League is likely to attract a capacity crowd of 50,000 people.

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