The University of Limerick has launched a Sports Hall of Fame to celebrate the achievements of Irish Sports Heroes with a connection to the University. As the final celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the University of Limerick Professor Don Barry officially inaugurated the first 16 members of the new UL Sports Hall of Fame at the University Arena. Over 300 hundred people attended the event which was followed by a live screening of the Replay of the All Ireland Hurling Final between Clare and Cork on a large screen at the University of Limerick Sports Club.
The inaugural University of Limerick Sports of Fame inductees are:
Dr Sarahjane Belton – Rugby
Mr Brian Mullins - Gaelic Football
Ms Eimear Cregan – Hockey
Mr Seán O’Grady - Paralympic Athletics
Mr Jimmy Deenihan - Gaelic Football
Mr Eddie O’Sullivan - Rugby
Mr Gerard Hartmann – Triathlon
Ms Ciara Peelo - Sailing
Dr Liam Hennessy – Athletics
Mr Ray Silke - Gaelic Football
Dr Eddie Keher – Hurling
Mr Pat Spillane - Gaelic Football
Mr Seán McMahon – Hurling
Ms Carmel Vekins - Kayak & Canoe Polo
Ms Sinéad Millea – Camogie
Mr Tony Ward - Rugby
PUPILS from St Enda’s Community School and CBS Sexton Street were on hand to witness the aftermath of a crash first hand in the University of Limerick today.
The school kids watched and participated in an emergency services demonstration that took place with a full crash response simulation.
The group received a briefing in advance of the activity and participated in a post exercise de-brief with the services involved. The full crash response simulation included paramedics from the National Ambulance Service, Civil Defence EMTs, Clare Fire Service and An Garda Siochana Traffic Corps.