Mayor of the city and county of Limerick congratulates Ciara Neville and team-mates on historic achievement in Finland

  • Limerick City and County Council

Mayor of the city and county of Limerick, Cllr James Collins, has congratulated Limerick teenager Ciara Neville and the Ireland womens 4 X 100m relay team who won a silver medal in the World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland over the weekend.

“I would like to particularly congratulate Ciara and her team-mates, Molly Scott, Gina Akpe Moses and Patience Jumbo Gula, who ran a magnificent race to claim a silver medal for Ireland.

It takes a huge amount of commitment and hard work to even get to compete at this level, not alone come away with a silver medal which is tremendous.

This is only the third time that Ireland has achieved a medal in the competition’s history. I know that the people of Limerick are immensely proud of Ciara who’s had an incredibly busy year as she also had to study and complete her Leaving Certificate this Summer at Castletroy College.

I look forward to meeting Ciara and honouring her achievements at a later stage when she returns to Limerick from Finland. To all the team I say well done girls, you’ve done your country proud and you’ll return as world silver medalists, what a sensational achievement.”​

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