Thurles Sports Town 2012 – Lets make it workMarch 14th, 2012 | Posted by in news
I’m sure you’ve heard that Thurles is the first town in Ireland to be awarded European Sports Town for 2012. As Brian Keating of Shannon Development told PJ Shanahan of Thurles Chamber of Commerce “It’s an honour we should be proud of and other towns in the future will look to see how we used this opportunity to showcase the town. The focus, is of course on sport, but can involve information nights on clubs or on once off sports events.”
Thurles Chamber of Commerce wants businesses in the town and surrounding areas (especially restaurants and hotels) to be aware of the huge business potential that is available with this honour. Already the town has financially benefitted from numerous events held by local sports clubs. For example the Thurles Cricket club through Cricket Ireland held a coaching seminar in February where close to thirty members from clubs all over Ireland came to the town and all of whom stayed and ate in the town for the entire weekend. PJ is hoping that other sports clubs will follow their lead, which would result in more money flowing into Thurles. At the February meeting of the Chamber it was suggested that the Chamber consider running a sports event to mark the Thurles Sports Town 2012 and the committee is currently investigating this great idea.
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