Special Olympics Regional Bocce Competition
The EVE Estuary team had 13 athletes competing in the Special Olympics Regional Bocce competition. The competition was held over two days in the National Show centre in Swords.
Our athletes were very successful coming back with 4 gold medals, 4 silver medals, 4 bronze medals and one ribbon and are hoping to qualify for the National Games in Limerick 2014.
“I came in first place and I enjoyed the day. I hope I will qualify for the national games in 2014”- Chris O’Neill
“I had a fantastic day at the booce, and I was delighted to get presented my medal by the sea scouts leader. I got a gold medal and am delighted with myself and hope that I will get through for the National Games 2014.”- David Savage
“I enjoyed my day and I meet, my younger brother there. He came to watch me play. I got a bronze medal”- Thomas Morgan
“I had never been to the national show centre before, it was the biggest place we were ever in to play bocce. I thought the organisation of the whole event was fantsitic. It was nice to see both the sea scouts, army men and the guards there to supports us and to give out the medals. It was beautifully set out. I was delighted that my mum, brother and my little niece came to see me play it was a pleasant surprise.”- Yvonne Halstead
“I am so happy that I won a bronze medal and I had a great time on Friday and Saturday. My parents came to watch me play and were delighted with me.”- Mary McGuirk
Two of our athletes (David Savage and Edward Gannon) were spotted by the ‘Northside People’ newspaper and featured in the 20th of March edition.
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