Team Ireland athletes return home from the European Games in Minsk, Belarus, including pic 2, Grainne Walsh, who won a Bronze medal in boxing with her family members, from left: Joseph, Geraldine, Gerry, Mairead; Kurt Walker (pic 4), who won a gold medal in boxing with his sisters (pic 5), from left: Chloe, Niamh and Mia.
Terminal 1, Dublin Airport.
Some of the 91 members of Team Ireland arrive home from the Special Olympic World Games after winning 86 medals in Abu Dhabi, including 30 gold, 29 silver, and 27 bronze.
From top: Katie Dillon (4th place: shot putt) Emma Barrett (gold, freestyle relay swimming); Mark Claffey (gold, golf); unidentified; Sarah Kilmartin (gold: basketball).
The Irish Parlympic Games 2016 print (top) and tees (above) by Luke Brennan.
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Among the 17 Team Ireland Leaders are European Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley (Golf), Kevin Ankrom (Athletics), Joseph Hennigan (Boxing), Brian Nugent (Cycling), Sally Filmer (Gymnastics), Mike Heskin (Hockey) and Peter Banks (Swimming)
Medals in the bag already.
Irish Sports Council
Michael Conlon, Katie Taylor, Enda Kenny, John Joe Nevin and Paddy Barnes.
And they still couldn’t lay a punch on his ‘inner eejit’
Irish Olympic boxers and Enda at Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin this afternoon,
(Lauras Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
Pic 1: Unidentified band (probably not Blur).
Pic 2: Des Cahill with Ronnie Delaney and Michael Carruth.
Meanwhile, not grim at all.
Literally minutes ago on Dawson Street, Dublin.
Via Misteil and Fergal O’Brien (Today FM).
Previously: Four Years In The Making
Irish Olympic Team Arrives At Dublin Airport (RTE)
Katie Taylor with silver medalist John Joe Nevin (pic 4) and (bottom pic) from left: Katie Taylor, John Joe Nevin, Cian O’Connor, Michael Conlon and Paddy Barnes at Dublin airport.
(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
Some of Team Ireland selected for the London Olympics at the National Concert Hall, Dublin this morning.
A gold medal of love to anyone who can name them all (above).
(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)