Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Shelly given flag honour

Gabriel Shelly will carry the flag for Ireland in the Paralympic Games closing ceremony

Boccia player Gabriel Shelly will be Ireland's flagbearer in Sunday night's London 2012 Paralympic Games closing ceremony.

Shelly, 43, from Kilkenny, is one of Ireland's most experienced Paralympians and was competing in his fifth Games in London.

Shelly won boccia gold in the BC1 individual at Sydney 2000 and a bronze in Beijing.

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