Limerick limbers up for 2018 Gay Games bid that could add €80m to region’s coffers

Limerick will bid to host the 2018 Gay Games, which could bring in millions.

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There are no macho men looking like members of the Village People pop group in the video compiled as part of Limerick’s bid to host the 2018 Gay Games. But there are plenty of images of Tipperary and Limerick hurlers clashing and grainy footage of Munster’s legendary 1978 victory over the All Blacks.

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John Hickey, the Clare-born man behind the bid, which officially gets submitted on February 28th, says he wants the focus to be on the sporting abilities of gay athletes – not their choice of sexual partners.

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