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2,000 medals later, the Special Olympics Ireland games draw to a close in Limerick

Over 1,500 athletes took part in the games in Limerick.

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THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS Ireland Games 2014 have drawn to a close in Limerick this evening.

The games, which took place over the weekend, saw over 1,500 athletes compete in a range of sports, with over 2,000 medals handed out.

More than 3,000 volunteers, 600 coaches and thousands of spectators supported the athletes in venues at the University of Limerick and in other venues around the city.

“The 2014 Games have been a resounding success,” Special Olympics Ireland CEO Matt English said.

“On behalf of the organisation, I would like to thank the athletes for their amazing endeavours over the course of the three days, as well as their families and supporters that turned out in such amazing numbers.”

He said the games are continuing to “grow from strength-to-strength”.

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