Tuesday 12 December 2017

Dwarf Games team in funding plea ahead of competition

Six members of the Dwarf games team – Sinead Keon, Dylan Prenderville, Eddie Keena, Yvonne McCluskey, Hayley Fitzsimons, and Thomas McCague – visited Leinster House as
guests of deputy Mary Butler yesterday. Photo: Tom Burke
Six members of the Dwarf games team – Sinead Keon, Dylan Prenderville, Eddie Keena, Yvonne McCluskey, Hayley Fitzsimons, and Thomas McCague – visited Leinster House as guests of deputy Mary Butler yesterday. Photo: Tom Burke

Ian Begley

Members of the Irish Dwarf Games team travelled to Leinster House in a bid to seek Government funding.

The team's nine members, who will be representing Ireland in the World Dwarf Games in Ontario, Canada, in August, got the opportunity to highlight their proposals to senators.

Sinéad Keon (20), a member of the team, told the Irish Independent that she hopes the trip won't be for nothing.

"We receive no funding whatsoever and have to do it all off our own backs. We all had to individually raise over €2,000 to go over to Canada and thankfully we all reached our target."

Ms Keon, who travelled from Co Galway, has been a member of the Irish Dwarf team since 2013.

"There is a big variety of sports that we play. I jog, play table tennis and compete in the shot put, while teammates do things like archery, shooting and swimming."

Irish Independent

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