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All downhill for young ski squads

Published 23/01/2012 | 05:00

THE lack of ski slopes here is no deterrent for a determined group of secondary school students who will be skiing for their country in the Italian Alps, writes Alison Bray.

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Eleven students from both sides of the border will take on their counterparts from around the world at the World Schools Championship in Aosta Valley from March 5-10.

It's the first time that Ireland has participated in the alpine ski race.

The squads include a six-member under-15 girls' team and a five-member under-17 boys' team.

They were selected from a group of 74 students from 35 schools across Ireland who applied to be on the team last summer.

Irish Independent

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