20 Jun, 09:22
Ireland Women's Sevens head coach Jon Skurr has announced a 12-woman squad for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow (June 29-30).
Cllr. Kevin Sheahan, Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council, said: "The Council is delighted to officially recognise Garryowen FC's record achievement in being the first club to win the Munster Senior Cup, Munster Junior Cup, AIB Cup and AIB League Division One in a single season. A civic reception is the highest accolade at the disposal of Limerick County Council for any individual, group or organisation."
Cllr. Sheahan paid tribute to Garryowen's contribution to rugby and the part played by the club in profiting Limerick's proud sporting tradition at national level.
"Garryowen's 2006/07 senior team included no fewer than 11 players from the club's Rugby Academy, which is a testament to Limerick rugby and the club's role in developing the best in young talent," he added.
Commenting ahead of the civic reception, Garryowen PRO Christy Barry said: "It is a great honour and privilege to be honoured by Limerick County Council. With the new season due to start next month, the civic reception is sure to inspire the current squad and management team.
"The management, players and supporters are a credit to this club and continue to be wonderful ambassadors for Limerick. It was a fantastic season for us last year and we are delighted that we brought such success and a positive profile to Limerick."
The civic reception will take place in the County Hall at 4.30pm on Monday.