Limerick Skatepark Hosts National Championships
Mount Kennett ,Steamboat Quay ,Limerick City was the venue yesterday for the All Ireland Skate Championship’s .
A glorious day was had by all who participated and a large attendance of a 1000 looking on.The weather helped with no rain evident a miracle in itself considering the miserable Summer which has passed.Andy Jolly from Tubes,Limerick was the M.C on the day and was delighted with how well the event passed off .Tom Shortt’s(Deputy Mayor on the day) speech during the awards pointed to the fact that a year back there was no skatepark ,this is now a great asset to the city where the skateboarders can go and polish up on their skills and make news friends.
LIMERICK SKATEBOARD CHAMPION DEFENDS HIS NAITONAL TITLE
Limerick skateboard champion Cian Eades will defend his national title against top class competition at the All Ireland Skate Championships taking place in the city later today.
The competition has got the go ahead from organisers who had concerns that wet weather could force the postponement of the event at Mount Kennett Skate Park.
Qualifying events took place in Dublin, Belfast, Waterford, Gorey and Cork and the winners have been arriving in Limerick since last night ahead of today’s finals at 2pm.
Organisers are promising this years competition to be even bigger and better than last years which also took place at the Limerick City Skatepark
19 year old Cian is looking forward to defending on home turf:
“It’s great publicity for Limerick because years ago we didn’t have any skate parks. Dublin always had facilities, even indoor facilities, they always had competitions where as in Limerick we never had anything. Years ago we used to stuff down at George’s Quay, little competitions and demonstrations but now since we have this we’re able to properly host major competitions. Since this is the second year, its going to be pretty good, a good turn-out and a nice after party”.
See the Limerick Leader HERE
Limerick Skate Park Limerick City Council HERE