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McLellan congratulates Special Olympians

5 July, 2011

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Arts, Heritage, Tourism and Sport, Sandra McLellan, has extended a ‘heartfelt’ congratulations to the successful Irish Special Olympics Team.

Speaking in advance of the team's return from the Athens Games she said:

“I want to extend my heartfelt congratulations to every one of 126 Irish athletes who took part the Games. To come back with 107 medals is a fantastic achievement, and reflects the commitment and dedication of all those involved.

“Ireland’s success in the Special Olympics over recent years is something we can be really proud of. All the hard work of the competitors, their families, supporters and organisers has been rewarded.” ENDS

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