10 June 2010
Statement by Fr Tony Mullins, Diocesan Administrator, on the 2010 Special Olympics Ireland Games in Limerick
On behalf of the Diocese of Limerick I welcome all involved in the 2010 Special Olympics Ireland Games to Limerick. In particular I welcome the 1,900 courageous athletes from throughout the island of Ireland who will participate in the games, their team coaches, official delegates and their family members. In welcoming you to Limerick I also wish to congratulate all the organisers for the work that went into preparing for the games and to thank the 3,500 volunteers for their generosity of spirit. I hope that everyone enjoys and celebrates the participation and achievements of the athletes and will take away very happy memories of their visit to Limerick. I pray God’s blessing on this great historic event in the life of Limerick and on our most welcome guests.
Fr Paul Finnerty, Diocesan Secretary, Limerick 061 315856
Martin Long, Catholic Communications Office, Maynooth 086 172 7678