Fantastic Five Take Part In Special Olympics Events

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By Danielle Courtney

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Members of the Special Olympics Tralee Together Team in Limerick on Thursday morning. Photo by Danielle Courtney

FIVE very excited athletes set off bright and early on Thursday morning to represent Munster in the 100m, 500m and Shot-put in the All Ireland Special Olympics Games 2014 in Limerick.

Hugh O’Brien, Liam Purcell, Maurice Moriarty, Eoin O’Sullivan and Christopher Courtney all had their new Munster red uniforms and enthusiasm for this weekend’s events in the University of Limerick campus.

This is another brilliant year for local club, Tralee Together, who have been hugely successful in the past with several other players representing Munster, and Mark Bolger returning with a gold medal from 2010’s European Games in Warsaw.

This is the first time the club has five athletes representing Munster at the same time, and all were hugely excited for the four day event as they met on the morning.

Our boys, along with 1,500 other athletes paraded through Limerick on Thursday afternoon to the People’s Park to open the 2014 games, and the opening ceremony took place at 6.30pm featuring a performance from Paddy Casey and rugby star David Wallace took part in the flag ceremony.

Best of luck to our own stars, we’re immensely proud and can’t wait to see them in action.

One Comment

  1. Brenda griffin Courtney says:

    Love your piece on our fantastic five special olympians -they are a credit to their town province and club. Thank you

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