Silver for Pat and Team Munster at Winter Games

A proud Pat Collins (2nd from right) with his felloow Team Munster athletes, displaying their silver medals.

Competition was hot last weekend up north, as the Special Olympics Ireland Winter Games ran over 3 days in County Armagh, with over 200 athletes competing across both the South Lake Leisure Centre and Craigavon Golf & Ski Centre.

Local representation saw Ballyhooly’s Pat Collins participate with Team Munster, who had 66 athletes in total competing, including 7 floorball teams and 10 skiers. And it was joy unconfined for the user of the Day Centre in Cope Foundation Fermoy, securing a silver medal with the men’s division 4 floorball team, following a hard-fought play-off match.

Spirited competition lived up to the famous Special Olympics athlete oath, “Let me win, and if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt”.

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