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Civic reception for Donegal Olympians 25.03.13

THE Olympians and Paralympians from County Donegal who represented Ireland at the London 2012 games will be honoured this afternoon at a civic reception in the County House, Lifford. The reception is being hosted by the Mayor, Cllr Frank McBrearty and by the members of Donegal County Council. Those being honoured include Rena McCarron Rooney from Buncrana who competed in table tennis competitions in the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Rena has been very successful in securing the Irish and Costa Rican Open title in 2011 and received a bronze in the European Championships and a silver in the US Open. Brendan Boyce from Milford; Catriona Jennings from Letterkenny; Chloe Magee from Raphoe, her brother Daniel Magee and Anne Marie McDaid from Ramelton will also be honoured today. Cllr McBrearty described the sports people as "great role models for people in Donegal and in particular for our children and young people". "They have represented Ireland and competed in the ‘greatest games on earth’ and their commitment, hard work, dedication and endurance to achieve at the highest levels is an inspiration to all of us," he said. Each will receive a specially-commissioned piece by Fiontonn Gogarty and will be presented with a special scroll marking the occasion of this civic reception.


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