Wednesday 17 September 2014

Swimming sensations strike gold at finals

ten golds brought home to special olympics club

Margaret Roddy

Published 24/04/2013 | 05:20

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The talented swimmers from Dundalk Special Olympics Club who brought home an amazing ten gold medals, one silver and one bronze from the regional finals in Co. Kildare last weekend.

Five swimmers from Dundalk Special Olympics Club won an amazing ten gold medals when they took part in the regional finals at The Curragh, Co. Kildare, at the weekend.

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'They did very well, as did our golfers, and we are hoping that our other athletes will have similar success when the athletics regional finals take place in June,' said Mary McElroy, chairperson and coach.

The successful swimmers were Raymond Torris, who won three gold medals; Billy McDonnell, who won two gold and one silver medal; Rosemary Sheelan, who won two golds and a fourth place; Christopher Duffy, who won two golds and a bronze; and Pauline Bromley who won a gold.

They now go forward for selection in November for the national finals.

And the club's golfers also shared in the glory.

Kyle Norton won gold while his team mate Peader McArdle won silver, with just one point separating the two players.

Well known Dundalk swimmer Alex Teeling, who has represented Ireland in the Special Olympics previously, won gold and silver medals at the event.

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