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Video: Special Olympics Ireland Honoured At Irish Independent Park

10th September 2015 By Munster Rugby

Video: Special Olympics Ireland Honoured At Irish Independent Park

In celebration of their outstanding achievements at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, last Saturday saw Munster Rugby welcome the 13 Munster athletes and their coaches to the Guinness PRO12 opener against Benetton Treviso.

In celebration of their outstanding achievements at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, last Saturday saw Munster Rugby welcome the 13 Munster athletes and their coaches to the Guinness PRO12 opener against Benetton Treviso.

Team Ireland excelled at the World Games with Irish athletes taking home an impressive haul of 82 medals; 26 gold, 28 silver and 28 bronze. They also secured 41 placement ribbons and recorded an impressive 31 personal bests in what was one of the most successful Games in living memory.



Those in attendance and honoured on the night included:

Cork
Laura Ahern: Gold (Gymnastics)
Aoife O'Sullivan: Gold and double Bronze (Gymnastics)
Sean Coleman: double Silver (Aquatics)
Lisa O'Brien: double Bronze (Athletics)
Colm Monahan: 5th place ribbon (Football)
Trudy Hyland: 5th place ribbon (Golf)

Tipperary
Kelly Delaney: Silver and Bronze (Badminton)
Rachel Ryan: Gold (Athletics)

Limerick
Ashleigh O'Hagan: Bronze (Gymnastics)

Clare
Paul Kirrane: Bronze (Golf)

Kerry
Brendan O'Connell: Gold (Aquatics)

Waterford
John Deevy: Gold and double Bronze (Equestrian)
Damian Kirwan: 5th place ribbon (Football)

For more visit www.specialolympics.ie or follow @SOIreland on Twitter.

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