Athlete Lorraine set for Winter Olympics
DELGANY ATHLETE Lorraine Whelan will fly the flag for Wicklow next week when she takes part in the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter games in Boise, Idaho.
Lorraine is part of an eight-strong team taking part in the Alpine Skiing event which takes place from Saturday until Friday, February 13.
She is joined by team members: Ben Purcell and Katherine Daly from Dalkey, Co. Dublin; Cathal Murphy from Scariff, Co. Clare; Charlie O’Reilly from Sandycove, Co. Dublin; Clara Keoghan from Ballsbridge, Dublin 4; Ryan Hill from Richill, Co. Armagh and Rebecca McGonagle from Clontarf, Dublin 3.
TEAM Ireland has eight athletes, as well as a management team of six, who will be taking part in the Alpine skiing event.