The Mayor Alderman Maurice Devenney has given his backing to Ireland’s Strongest Man 2011 Finn McCool trophy event which will take place in the city in July, saying it’s a great opportunity to showcase the city as a venue for hosting international sporting events.
Welcoming the event to the city, the Mayor said the competition had a large following, attracting thousands of spectators from across the region to the city. Encouraging people to come along, the Mayor said it promised to be a great family and celebratory occasion for the city. “The event, which is supported by the Council, will see the Guildhall Square being transformed into a modern battle ground and see Strongmen from all corners of the island of Ireland competing against each other in a series of gruelling tests over a two-day period. This is a great event for the city with excellent tourism and profile potential for the city. I wish the organizers every success and feel confident it will be a great occasion for everyone in the city and beyond.”