Three Ulster skiers selected to represent Team Ireland at 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

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(L-R) Caolan McConville, Sean McCartan, Cyril Walker

The competition will take place in Austria

Three Ulster skiers have been selected for Team Ireland to compete at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria 2017.

12-year-old Caolan McConville from Aghagallon County Antrim won two golds at the Special Olympics Ireland Winter Games 2016, as did 16-year-old Sean McCartan from Carryduff County Down.

Adding experience to the fold will be 46-year-old Cyril Walker from Markethill in County Armagh, who won bronze in Japan in 2009.

They'll be part of a 26-strong squad for the competition next year.

Shaun Cassidy, Regional Director, Special Olympics Ulster, says he's thrilled.


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