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Saturday 20 January 2018

Wexford Special Olympic Clubs

CHRISTMAS PARTY IN PIERCESTOWN

SANTA was the special guest at Wexford Special Olympic Club's Christmas party in Piercestown on Saturday.

There were plenty to smile about for the athletes, who enjoyed a great afternoon of fun, which as well as the special visitor from the North Pole, included lots of other treats.

The club, which was founded five years ago, now has 32 athletes and throughout the past year they trained weekly in a variety of sports. Some of the athletes have recently enjoyed success at the area competitions.

Caroline Ferguson won a gold medal in the South Leinster Pitch and Putt event.

At the swimming event Lisa McKegney brought home two gold medals.

Also in swimming, there was great excitement for Christopher Nolan, Nathan Ferrick and Shannon O Farrell, as it was their first time in a competition and they each won a gold medal. Martin Colfer also put in a great performance to win silver.

2010 was also a memorable year as the club competed in the National Games for the first time in June.

' We look forward to 2011 with bocce, basketball, gymnastics and athletics competitions to prepare for,' said Sinead Sinnott.

' It is not just the sports that are important in the club but also the social aspect of the weekly sessions where friendships are formed,' she said.

The club is very proud of Carole Ryan who will represent Ireland at the World Games in Athens in 2011 in gymnastics.

' The success of the club relies on the dedication of the athletes, their families, coaches and a core group of volunteers,' said Sinead.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or can help out in any way please call Rosarie now on 0860405452.

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