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Eagles to soar at Summer Games

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Eagles to soar at Summer Games thumbnailThe Eagles team heading off to the Irish National Summer Games.

FOURTEEN members of the Eagles Special Olympics Club in Coalisland will be heading off this week to the Ireland National Summer Games.
They will, along with two members of Starbreakers in Carrickmore, will be competing for gold in a range of sports, with the games running from Thursday through to Sunday.
The participants from Eagles have been training hard and this weekend 12 will represent the club in athletics with one in bocce and one in football.
They will also be joined by two more athletes from sister club Starbreakers in Carrickmore.
A total of 16 athletes will be in the team, backed up by four club Coaches. There has been considerable cost involved in getting the athletes to the games and a range of events throughout the year has helped reached the total required and the club has thanked those who organised events.
The team will head off on Thursday and will return on Sunday evening, hopefully with a lifetime of memories and maybe the odd piece of silver or gold to remember the whole occasion by. Whatever happens the guys and girls will carry the hopes of all at the clubs.
A club spokesperson said: "To the coaches who will travel, your hard work and training has got the team to this stage and you should be very proud to lead your own particular team out at the games.
“To all our other athletes who were unfortunate not to be selected this time, to our families, sponsors and supporters and large Eagles circle we ask you get behind the team and give them your full support."
Best wishes to Daniel, Caodhra, Erin, Jill, Sammy Jo, Patrick, Cormac, Richard, Gerald, Colm, Shannon, Eamon, Paraic and Seorlaith, plus coaches Barry, Joanne, Erin and Kieran.

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