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Bangor’s Kelly Gallagher and her guide, Charlotte Evans won Britain’s first ever gold at the Winter Paralympics in Sochi yesterday in the visually impaired Super-G competition.

Her mum, Margaret (above, waving a tricolour leprechaun hat) is from Leitrim and her late father was from Donegal, neither a skiing stronghold.

Fair play though, in fairness.

Winter Paralympics 2014: Kelly Gallagher wins Great Britain’s first ever gold medal at Games (Gareth A Davies, Daily Telegraph)


And going to the Olympics.

BBC’s Colm O’Molloy writes:

Seamus O’Connor is Ireland’s first Olympic snowboarder and will be competing at Sochi. He’s a US born teenager, with an Irish dad. His mother is Russian, from a town about 100K from Sochi.My friend and colleague Franz Strasser interviewed him the week before last at his home in Park City, Utah, and made this cool video. I’d be delighted if you’d consider sharing it on Broadsheet…

Previously: Ireland Expects