High achiev­ing Spe­cial Olympics groups are hon­oured by coun­cil

New Ross Standard - - NEWS - By ANNA HAYES

MEM­BERS OF Wex­ford’s Spe­cial Olympics teams, who com­peted at the Ire­land Games ear­lier in the sum­mer, were hon­oured with a Civic Re­cep­tion at Wex­ford County Coun­cil’s head­quar­ters.

Over 60 ath­letes took part in four days of com­pe­ti­tion with nu­mer­ous Wex­ford ath­letes trav­el­ling home with medals and mem­o­ries of a great oc­ca­sion.

The group com­peted in a di­verse range of sports and mo­tor ac­tiv­i­ties train­ing such as ath­let­ics, aquat­ics, bad­minton, bas­ket­ball, bocce, bowl­ing, eques­trian, football, golf, gym­nas­tics, kayak­ing, pitch and putt, and ta­ble ten­nis.

Chair­man of Wex­ford County Coun­cil, Cllr Keith Doyle wel­comed the par­tic­i­pat­ing ath­letes from ev­ery part of Wex­ford to the Coun­cil’s head­quar­ters and, on be­half of the peo­ple of Wex­ford, con­grat­u­lated them on their suc­cess.

‘Wex­ford County Coun­cil is proud to be­stow our high­est hon­our on th­ese won­der­ful ath­letes. With their bound­less en­ergy, en­thu­si­asm and in­cred­i­ble com­mit­ment, th­ese fan­tas­tic Wex­ford peo­ple show the true mean­ing of par­tic­i­pa­tion and courage, and are an ex­am­ple to sports­men and women ev­ery­where.’

Denise Dowl­ing of Wex­ford Spe­cial Olympics Club thanked the coun­cil for the hon­our of a civic re­cep­tion, de­scrib­ing it as ‘a fit­ting and de­served recog­ni­tion of the com­mit­ment and ef­fort shown by each and ev­ery one of Wex­ford’s Spe­cial Olympics ath­letes’.

It was, she added, an hon­our much val­ued and ap­pre­ci­ated by the ath­letes, their coaches, men­tors and fam­i­lies.

County Wex­ford mem­bers of the Le­in­ster Spe­cial Olympics Team with their coaches and Wex­ford Co Coun­cil Chair­man Keith Doyle at the civic re­cep­tion in their hon­our.

Denise Dowl­ing re­ceives a pre­sen­ta­tion from coun­cil chair­man Keith Doyle on be­half of the Wex­ford team mem­bers. Ai­dan Sin­nott re­ceives a pre­sen­ta­tion from the coun­cil chair­man, Keith Doyle, on be­half of the New Ross team. Lisa Red­mond, Wex­ford (artis­tic gym­nas­tics), and John Doyle, Gorey (bad­minton), will rep­re­sent Ire­land at the World Games in Abu Dhabi in March next year.

Wex­ford Co Coun­cil Chair­man Keith Doyle makes a pre­sen­ta­tion to Jim Byrne, Liam Treacy and Mar­garet Nolan rep­re­sent­ing the En­nis­cor­thy team mem­bers.

Wex­ford Co Coun­cil Chair­man Keith Doyle makes a pre­sen­ta­tion to Roisin Plin­kett rep­re­sent­ing the Gorey team mem­bers.

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