Former Munster and Ireland rugby captain Paul O’Connell, rolled up his sleeves and took part in Europe’s biggest one day clean up in Limerick on 18 April 2017.
Over 16,500 volunteers were busy on the streets of Limerick city and the rural roads of the county for the third year for the Team Limerick Clean Up initiative. The evcnt was also featured on RTÉ’s Nationwide which is now available on RTÉ Player.
Co-ordinated by Limerick City & County Council, Team Limerick Clean-up3 (TLC3) brought a diverse range of volunteers together including families, community groups, schools, residents’ associations, parishes, businesses and sports clubs from all over the county to clean-up their local area in a bid to make Limerick the tidiest and cleanest county nationwide.
Speaking at the launch, TLC3 sponsor, JP McManus said; “The number of volunteers this year has exceeded all expectations and we are absolutely delighted with the turnout. For me, TLC has become synonymous with Good Friday and being part of the occasion gives me enormous pride. With over 9,000 people joining their friends and neighbours for a cup of tea afterwards, it has become far more than a clean-up, but a way of developing a great community spirit in localities around Limerick.”
He added: “The entire event is a huge community effort from the people of Limerick and we want to thank each and every one of them for taking part.”
Paul O’Connell added: “The camaraderie that makes TLC such a successful campaign is at an all-time high and we hope that this trend continues with each passing year.
“Some volunteers were recognisable faces, with members of the Limerick hurling and Munster rugby teams taking part which added to the excitement and atmosphere on the day”.
TLC3 is sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and is co-ordinated by Limerick City and County Council and partnered by the Limerick Leader, Limerick’s Live 95FM, and Mr Binman.
Story by: The Limerick Leader Photo by: Alan Place