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London 2012

Ratoath homecoming for Olympic duo

Celebrations to welcome home Cian O’Connor and Natalya Coyle are planned in the County Meath village tonight.

OLYMPIC BRONZE MEDALLIST Cian O’Connor and modern pentathlete Natalya Coyle will be officially welcomed home to the village of Ratoath, County Meath this evening.

O’Connor, 33, was one of five Irish medallists in the country’s most successful Games since Melbourne in 1956.

He will be joined at tonight’s celebration by Blue Loyd, the horse he rode to showjumping glory in London’s Greenwich Park.

Twenty-one-year old Coyle brought the curtain down for Team Ireland when she finished ninth in the modern pentathlon, the final event of the Olympics’ 16-day calendar.

The homecoming, which begins at 8pm, will be jointly hosted by the Ward Union Hunt and the Tattersalls Horse Show Committee.

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