Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, congratulated Team Ireland on the continued success at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, California.
Speaking today, Minister Ring said: “Winning a gold or any medal for your country at a world games is a tremendous achievement and I want to congratulate all the athletes on their success so far. I am sure their family, friends and supporters are delighted and I want to add my voice to all those who are wishing them well and willing the rest of the team on. The 88 Irish athletes have put so much work in and I want to wish them all the best for the rest of the games.”
Ireland has competitors participating in 12 sports, and Team Ireland has 128 members, made up of 88 athletes and 40 coaches and managers.
“I want to particularly thank the volunteers and managers who are supporting the athletes at the games. Without volunteers in all codes and sports throughout the country we would have no sport. I am sure they are all very proud of the competitors who continue to do the country proud. I want to wish the whole team all the best for the rest of the games.”