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Thursday 29 September 2016

Football 11-A-Side - Patrick Duff

Published 17/07/2015 | 15:32

15 November 2014; Patrick Duff, Football 11, Cheeverstown House. Special Olympics Ireland Squad and Portraits, Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
15 November 2014; Patrick Duff, Football 11, Cheeverstown House. 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: Patrick Duff

AGE: 26

SPORT COMPETITION AT GAMES: Football 11

CLUB DETAILS: Cheeverstown Special Olympics Club

QUESTIONS:

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

I love to play Football.  I can be part of a football team.

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

I have been playing football with Cheeverstown for 9 years.

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

I will be Training 2 days a week and sometimes playing some friendly matches.

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

I was over the moon and speechless as I was not expecting it.  My Ma went shopping and did not give me the letter till later on!

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

My best memory is winning our League Championship and getting a GOLD medal in Limerick.

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

I like playing my PLAYSTATION. I work in a Night Club.

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