Sunday 11 December 2016

Football 11-A-Side - Sean McDonald

Published 17/07/2015 | 15:32

15 November 2014; Sean McDonald, Football 11, Lakers 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; Sean McDonald, Football 11, Lakers 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: Sean McDonald

AGE: 27

SPORT COMPETITION AT GAMES: Football 11

CLUB DETAILS: Bray Lakers Special Olympics Club

QUESTIONS:

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

It is a great feeling to get picked.  I could not believe it.  It was the best feeling ever.

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

I have been playing Football for Bray Lakers for the past 8 years.

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

I train two times a week.  I drink lots of water and eat the right foods.

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

I was proud to get picked as I worked hard in the matches up to the Games.

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

When I went away with the Team to Switzerland I got picked and it was a great memory.

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

I am Sean and I am 27.  I like Manchester United.  There are four in my family.  I am the youngest in the family.

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