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22 St Therese’s athletes to compete at Special Olympic Ireland Games this weekend

22 St Therese’s athletes to compete at Special Olympic Ireland Games this weekend

A total of 22 athletes from the local St Therese’s Special Olympics Club will be taking part in the Special Olympics Ireland Games in Dublin this weekend.

The event, which will feature 1,600 athletes from across the country, get underway on Thursday and run through to Sunday.

St Therese’s are based at the Redeemer Family Resource Centre in Ard Easmuinn and have a proud history of taking part in the Special Olympics Games. Three years ago former member James Meenan from Greenacres won gold, silver and bronze at the World Games in Los Angeles.

Kyle Norton (pictured above), who will represent the club in the golf section of this year’s Games, has also won numerous medals in the past, including three golds for bowling at the European Games in Warsaw in Poland in 2010.

The 22 athletes who will travel to Dublin for the Special Olympic Ireland Games are:

  • Athletics: Michael Trimble, Eoin Callaghan, Eamon Toner, Phillip Hoey, Fionn Farrell, Joseph Smith, Pauline Bramley and Brian Watters.
  • Football: Noel Langtry, Peadar McArdle, David Moore, Cillian Moran and Ben Marron.
  • Swimming: Raymond Torris, Alex Teeling, Christopher Duffy, Michael Hand and Billy McDonnell.
  • Bocce: Oliver Hanratty and David O’Hare.
  • Bowling: Anita Guest
  • Golf: Kyle Norton.

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