Team Ireland have hit the ground running at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea.
Divisioning got underway in Alpine Skiing today, this is the process whereby athletes are classified for competition andensures that athletes compete with other athletes of similar ability.
Meanwhile the floorball team faced tough competition from Korea, Austria, Switzerland and South Korea. In their divisioning games, Ireland came out on top scoring 3-0 over Korea. The game against Austria was a tighter affair with Ireland winning 2-1.
Floorball is is a hockey style game, similar to ice hockey and is played in a four v four format.
In their pool games, Switzerland proved much tougher competition, overcoming Ireland by a score line of 7-2. However it was the game against South Korea, the host nation, in which Team Ireland’s flair and skill shone through winning by 11 goals to 1.
James Murphy from Corbally, Co. Clare was on the ball for Ireland in this Game, scoring six of Ireland’s 11 goals.
James, who attends the Daughters of Charity Service in Lisnagry in Limerick, was clearly delighted at putting all his preparations and training into practice.
Tomorrow Team Ireland will face Austria in the final of their pool matches before heading into the medal rounds tomorrow afternoon.
To follow their progress please visit: www.specialolympics.ie/worldgames
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