Tuesday 24 October 2017

Former Irish world champions deserve to carry Olympic torch

Northern Ireland's Culture Minister Caral Ni Chuilin welcomes news of the visit of the Olympic Torch with children from Belfast primary schools
Northern Ireland's Culture Minister Caral Ni Chuilin welcomes news of the visit of the Olympic Torch with children from Belfast primary schools

OLYMPIC Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey has said that the Olympic Torch for the 2012 games stands an excellent chance of coming through Ireland en route to London on July 7.

Might I be the first to suggest Derek Burnett and Philip Murphy as torchbearers?

Both have won world championships for Ireland in Olympic shotgun shooting, both have dedicated decades of their lives to this sport, and neither has ever received the kind of accolades they deserve for these accomplishments.

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