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Maskey congratulates Olympic Medallist Paddy Barnes

22 August, 2008 - by Alex Maskey

Sinn Féin South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has congratulated Irish boxer Paddy Barnes on achieving a bronze medal for his country at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

"I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to Irish Olympic medalist Paddy Barnes on his achievement.

As a former Holy Family boxer myself I would say that Paddy has done his club, Belfast, Ireland and indeed himself and his family proud.

Paddy joins a long and esteemed list of Irish Olympians.

Maith thú Paddy!" ENDS

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