Quinlivan & Doherty named on Team Ireland for Special Olympics World Games

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Two Donegal athletes have will be on Team Ireland that will go to the Special Olympics World Games in America in July.

Letterkenny Gymnast Patrick Quinlivan and Buncrana Golfer Oliver Doherty have been selected to take part in LA, California.

They are currently training hard at SALTO Special Olympics Club Belfast and North West Special Olympics in Letterkenny.

Patrick is no stranger to the World Games having tasted victory in North Carolina in 1999 where he won four gold and two silver medals.

Oliver who won gold in 2003 in Dublin is taking part in his third games.

The games which run from the 25th July to August the 2nd will see 7,000 athletes from 177 countries compete.