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Former Dublin footballer Eamon Fennell in action against Special Olympics basketball athlete William Moloney

Former Dublin footballer Eamon Fennell in action against Special Olympics basketball athlete William Moloney

Today FM's Ian Dempsey with Special Olympics athlete Rita Lawlor

Today FM's Ian Dempsey with Special Olympics athlete Rita Lawlor

Dublin footballer Jason Sherlock with Brian Cork, from Carmona Cougars Special Olympics Club

Dublin footballer Jason Sherlock with Brian Cork, from Carmona Cougars Special Olympics Club

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Former Dublin footballer Eamon Fennell in action against Special Olympics basketball athlete William Moloney

SPORTS and radio stars were out in force to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ireland hosting the Special Olympics.

Former Dublin GAA football hero Jason Sherlock captained a team that took on athletes from Carmona Cougars Special Olympics Club and Palmerstown Wildcats Special Olympics Club in a series of sports.

Sherlock was joined by fellow All-Ireland winners Eamon Fennell and Tomas Quinn, Olympian Natalya Coyle, broadcaster Nora Owen, and Dublin's mayor.

Special Olympics CEO Matt English said: "Special Olympics will not stop until every person who has an intellectual disability has the opportunity to participate in a sport."

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