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Preparing for Christmas tree throwing

Members of the public are being invited to attempt to break a Guinness World Record as well as drop off their Christmas tree for recycling on Sunday, January 8 from 1pm, when the 6th annual Irish Christmas Tree Throwing Championship takes place at Active Ennis Tim Smyth Park. Organised by Clare County Council, in conjunction with Active Ennis Sports and Leisure Facilities, the event is a novel way to turn Christmas tree recycling into a sport, while at the same time raise funds for a needy cause with this year’s proceeds going to Rape Crisis Midwest. The championship, which is based on age-old lumberjack traditions, sees competitors tryinig to achieve the longest distance for throwing a standard 1.5 metre tree. There will be trophies for the longest throw in various age categories with a trophy for the overall champion. Every participant will also be entered into a draw to win one year family membership at Active Ennis Leisure Complex. Limerick …

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Ennis club snookered after world record

ENNIS Snooker and Pool Club members have been confirmed as Guinness World Record holders, following the longest non-stop snooker match in history. Gordon O’Loughlin and Kieran Ferns set their world record last August when they racked up a total of 191 frames in just over 85 hours, beating the previous record by more than eight hours in the Market Street club. “I got the notification from the Guinness World Record people on Friday night. It was like winning the lotto,” said delighted club owner Gerard O’Loughlin. “It took a long time to be confirmed because one of the hard drives failed and I sent it off to try and get the data restored. That didn’t work but, luckily, we had a back-up hard drive and a lot of evidence and they accepted the other hard drive.” The elation of achieving the Guinness World Record has been tinged with sadness for Gerard, who has decided to close his premises this Friday. …

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