Special Olympic heroes arrive home

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Updated: July 5, 2011

The victorious Team Ireland will return to a heroes welcome in Dublin Airport at approx 12.30 pm today after an outstanding collective performance at the Special Olympics in Greece where the team collected a huge number of gold,silver and bronze medals.

The Team of 126 athletes and their 49 coaches , which is sponsored by eircom, had an outstanding performance at the 2011 games. The Ireland teams recordede a number of personal best records and winning a total of 107 Medals and dozens of place ribbons in 12 sports:

Aquatics, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Equestrian,Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Kayaking and Table-Tennis were all sports in which the Irish team collected medals in what was a huge achievment by everyone involved with the team.

If you can’t make it to Dublin Airport today and you would like to share your feelings with the team you can show your support for Team Ireland by leaving a message for the Team on www.facebook.com/specialolympicsireland

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