Best of luck to John Doyle rep­re­sent­ing Ire­land at Spe­cial Olympic World Games

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS - By SARA GA­HAN

More than 70 Spe­cial Olympics Club Gorey Area mem­bers gath­ered in the Loch Gar­man Arms on Sun­day to cel­e­brate John Doyle’s huge suc­cess.

John will rep­re­sent Ire­land in bad­minton at the Spe­cial Olympic World Games in March 2019 in Abu Dhabi. He is one of three county Wex­ford na­tives trav­el­ling to com­pete in the pres­ti­gious games.

Roisin Dun­can, PRO for SOCGA, said John is over the moon to be rep­re­sent­ing his coun­try in the World Games.

‘The Club pre­sented John with a ham­per full of good­ies and a new bad­minton racket,’ said Roisin. ‘He danced the night away with his fel­low club mem­bers and ath­letes.’

Mu­sic was pro­vided by Stephen Sut­ton and The Loch Gar­man Arms served food for all the guests.

‘It was an ab­so­lutely bril­liant night. Be­lieve it or not, John loved the Ir­ish flag the most out of what we gave him,’ added Roisin.

The SOCGA also made a pre­sen­ta­tion to the seven ath­letes who com­peted in the Spe­cial Olympics Ire­land games this year. They in­cluded Bren­dan Car­roll, John Doyle, Liz McCarthy, Ann Kennedy, Joseph Mof­fett, De­clan Dwyer and Lily Dev­ereux.

‘We got a head and shoul­ders picture of them framed to hang up,’ said Roisin. ‘They were de­lighted with it.’

Back row: Beryl Kelly, Le­in­ster med­i­cal co-or­di­na­tor; Bren­dan Car­roll, coach chap­er­one; Ann Wadding, John Doyle, Mar­garet O’Con­nor, Liz McCarthy and Roisin Dun­can, coach chap­er­one. Front row: Ann Kennedy, Joseph Mof­fett, De­clan Dwyer and Lily Dev­ereux.

John Doyle, who will rep­re­sent Ire­land in bad­minton in the Spe­cial Olympics World Games.

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