Looking ahead to this Good Friday amid continuing uncertainty due to Covid-19, Team Limerick Clean-Up has produced a special message from Limerick’s All-Ireland winner, Cian Lynch, alongside an announcement that the event will take place this year, in full compliance with HSE guidelines.
The video is a celebration of community, with the Patrickswell native taking viewers on a journey to his roots, giving an insight into the 25-year-old’s background and his pride of place. A key part of this is community involvement, something that Team Limerick Clean-Up will celebrate again in a ‘different but doable’ manner this Good Friday, April 2nd.
Lynch is asking people to visit www.teamlimerickcleanup.ie and register the interest of themselves and those within their family bubble for this year’s tidy-up. Constant monitoring of the relevant levels of the HSE’s Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021 framework, as well as advice from An Garda Síochána, will be fully taken into account at all times, and health and safety guidelines issued to volunteers before the event takes place. More information on these elements will be rolled out in the lead-up to April 2nd.
Despite being postponed last year, overall TLC participation figures passed the 80,000-mark in 2019 and since inception has seen volunteers come from every walk of life, from schools/colleges and GAA clubs, to Munster Rugby, community/residential groups, businesses, charities and well-known faces locally.
Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr. Michael Collins, said: “It is such positive news to hear Team Limerick Clean-Up will take place once again this Good Friday, and provide some sense of normality amid the ongoing presence of COVID-19 in our communities. Team Limerick Clean-Up has been such a success story for Limerick city and county over the past few years and I’m also delighted to see one of our champion hurlers make an appearance this year – Cian and his teammates have been such an inspiration to us all.”
Limerick’s double All-Ireland champion hurler Cian Lynch said: “It’s been a really difficult time for a lot of people over the past 10 months due to COVID-19, but it’s been incredible to see how resilient the people of Limerick can be. This was no more so evident than in the support we received from all corners of the county en route to lifting Liam MacCarthy last December. So, I’d ask people to look after their local area and show their passion for their environment this Good Friday.”
Team Limerick Clean-Up is an initiative sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and supported by Limerick City and County Council. Endorsed by Paul O’Connell, official partners include Mr Binman, The Limerick Leader, Live95 and Limerick Post. The track used in Cian Lynch’s video was produced by Anna's Anchor and commissioned by The Source Arts Centre.