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Team Ireland's 86 medals & counting at the Abu Dhabi Special Olympics

  At this year’s Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi, Team Ireland’s medal haul has risen to o...

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20.49 20 Mar 2019


Team Ireland's 86 medals & counting at the Abu Dhabi Special Olympics


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At this year’s Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi, Team Ireland’s medal haul has risen to over 86.

After several days of heated competition, Team Ireland’s seven-aside football team claimed a bronze medal. The team features athletes from Cork, Dublin, Limerick, Waterford and Wicklow.

Furthering Team Ireland’s success in the pool, Aisling Beacom (38) from Wicklow swam her way to success with a gold in the 800m freestyle.

Runner Alan Power who is 50 from Knocklyon, earned a spot on the podium in the 3000m during his World Games debut.

Henry McKean has been covering the Special Olympics for us all week and we crossed live to the desert, Henry explains why he ended up with Moldova in the official parade televised on ESPN around the world?


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