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Athlone’s largest annual sporting event, triAthlone, was launched yesterday, Thursday June 14 with the help of Irish Olympic 2012 triathlete Gavin Noble, Minister Jimmy Deenihan, and TV personality Kathryn Thomas.
Saturday July 2 is the date to put in your diaries for triAthlone 2011, providing an agreement can be reached in the coming weeks with the town’s traders, some of whom say they suffered a loss of business during last year’s event.
“We thought it was busy in previous years, but this is a new level of insanity,” said triAthlone CEO Liam Heavin yesterday as the Waterways Ireland triAthlone 2010 event began to make its presence felt on the streets of Athlone.
“Not quite Croke Park, but the Aviva Stadium”, is how triAthlone chairman Liam Heavin is describing the 50,000-strong influx of visitors expected over the four days of this year’s European Triathlon Championships.
Crucial works to prevent sewage overflow into the Shannon in times of heavy rainfall will not be completed until 2011 at the earliest, it has emerged.