Last weekend was a disappointing one for Irish rugby supporters as Ireland were knocked out of the Rugby World Cup following their defeat against Wales. It was definitely hard to watch them lose after getting so far but Wales deserved the win as they played a better game on the day. It wasn't all bad news for Irish sport this week though as Ireland secured a Euro 2012 playoff spot following a 2-1 win over Armenia. Although there has been a lot of negative press about the match the important thing to focus on is that we're now through to the playoffs and have a chance to qualify for Euro 2012. Ireland will take on Estonia in the playoffs and I'm sure there will be plenty of training for the team over the next few weeks in order to try secure that victory!
In Carlton news this week I was delighted to find out that our Limerick hotel, the Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel, has won the title of Limerick Wedding Venue of the Year from www.weddingdates.ie, a popular wedding website. The award means a lot to the hotel as it was achieved based on reviews made by previous Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel Brides & Grooms, who are definitely the best judges for an award like this. I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate the hotel's general manager, Denis Deery, and his team for all the hard work they've done to achieve this award and hopefully there will be many more to come.
There will be no early morning alarm clocks going off this weekend for rugby games but I might try fit in a round of golf tomorrow. Whatever you get up to this weekend, I hope you enjoy it!