Wednesday 7 December 2016

Basketball - Clare Nolan

Published 17/07/2015 | 15:32

15 November 2014; Clare Nolan, Basketball, Blackrock Flyers Special Olympics Club. Special Olympics Ireland Squad and Portraits, Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
15 November 2014; Clare Nolan, Basketball, Blackrock Flyers Special Olympics Club. Special Olympics Ireland Squad and Portraits, Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Ahead of the Special Olympics in LA next month, we are profiling all of our athletes taking part.

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NAME: Clare Nolan

AGE: 21

SPORT COMPETITION AT GAMES:   Basketball

CLUB DETAILS:     Blackrock Flyers 

QUESTIONS:

1) WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO BE AN ATHLETE WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS IRELAND?

I like being with my friends. I like playing basketball.

2) WHAT ARE YOUR SPORTS AND HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH YOUR CLUB?

Basketball for seven years.

3) WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING AND PREPARATION ARE YOU DOING FOR THE LOS ANGELES GAMES?

Basketball training with my club and Team Ireland; running the park; eating healthy food.

4) HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU WERE SELECTED TO REPRESENT YOUR CLUB AND COUNTRY AT THE LOS ANGELES GAMES?

I was happy, delighted and excited.

5) WHAT IS YOUR BEST MEMORY ABOUT YOUR TIME WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS?

The Ireland Games in Limerick this year.

6) FINALLY, CAN YOU TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF (HOBBIES, PASTIMES ETC) AND YOUR FAMILY?

There are five in my family. I am the youngest - two brothers - no sisters. I like relaxing and watching TV. I like EastEnders. I like going for a walk.

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