Football 5-A-Side - Damian Kirwan
Ahead of the Special Olympics in LA next month, we are profiling all of our athletes taking part.
NAME: Damian Kirwan
SPORT COMPETITION AT GAMES: 5 – A – Side Football
CLUB DETAILS: Waterford Special Olympics Club
1) WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO BE AN ATHLETE WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS IRELAND?
I feel PROUD.
2) WHAT ARE YOUR SPORTS AND HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH YOUR CLUB?
Soccer and Basketball - 4 years with Soccer and this year with Basketball.
3) WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING AND PREPARATION ARE YOU DOING FOR THE LOS ANGELES GAMES?
Training once a week.
4) HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU WERE SELECTED TO REPRESENT YOUR CLUB AND COUNTRY AT THE LOS ANGELES GAMES?
I was crying with the excitement and joy.
5) WHAT IS YOUR BEST MEMORY ABOUT YOUR TIME WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS?
All the hard training to get where I am today and I am glad and proud.
6) FINALLY, CAN YOU TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF (HOBBIES, PASTIMES ETC) AND YOUR FAMILY?
Soccer and Basketball and Hurling and Snooker.