Kilbroney to host World Police and Fire Games
Mayor of Newry & Mourne Charlie Casey has welcomed the breaking news that Kilbroney has been provisionally successful in its bid to host part of the World Police and Fire Games which comes to Northern Ireland in 2013.
“This is wonderful news for the district”, Councillor Casey said, “And it gives us an opportunity to showcase the breathtaking scenery and first class hospitality which Newry & Mourne has to offer. This will be a welcome boost from tourism right across this area during peak summer in early August next year.”
Casey continued, “Kilbroney will be the perfect location to host the Mountain Bike Downhill and Cross Country competition and I know that the bid has been provisionally successful pending the completion of a mountain bike trail to facilitate the event. I have called on Newry & Mourne District Council to offer every support as a matter of priority to ensure everything is ready to host the games.”
“I wish to commend all those who worked tirelessly to bring this event to Kilbroney and I know that the hard work is only really starting now in bringing this to fruition. My council colleague , Rostrevor man Mick Murphy will no doubt be to the fore in these arrangements,” he added.
Newry Armagh MP Conor Murphy enthused, “I am delighted that the Newry and Mourne District will be a part of next year’s World Police and Fire Games. I know that Camlough Lake had also bid to host some events and although their bid was unsuccessful I know that amount of hard work that went into its preparation.”
Murphy added, “I think that it would be appropriate now to again call for a development plan to be implemented at Camlough Lake to make the most of this fabulous natural asset in our midst.”
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