Michael returns to a hero’s welcome

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email TAGSBallingarryfloorballlimerickMichael MinogueSpecial Olympics World Winter GamesTeam Ireland Twitter Linkedin Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Team Ireland’s Michael Minogue.Team Ireland’s Michael Minogue.A COUNTY Limerick floorball player has returned to a hero’s welcome following his success at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.Michael Minogue (28) from Ballingarry proudly wore his fourth place ribbon for Team 1 of Ireland’s Floorball squad around his neck as he was greeted by family, friends and supporters.Michael has been a dedicated member of Special Olympics for the past ten years. He has represented Ireland in floorball at the European Games in 2003 and met his wife of eight years, Christine, through the organisation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Commenting on his experience at The World Winter Games, Michael stated: “There was a great turn out. We were playing against very hard teams but there was a good spirit.”He described the Special Olympics as “fantastic” and said, “There is a lot of support behind us from family which is great.”Michael and the rest of Team Ireland were greeted with a heroes’ welcome at their official homecoming at Dublin airport last Saturday.Fans celebrated as 26 athletes from both floorball and alpine skiing returned with a haul of two Gold, three Silver, three Bronze medals and ribbons for fourth and fifth places.by Alan [email protected]kpost.ie Previous articleWin cinema ticketsNext articleLimerick to become part of the Wild Atlantic Way Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img NewsLocal NewsMichael returns to a hero’s welcomeBy Alan Jacques – April 1, 2017 1249 WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img

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