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Colin Farrell 'honoured' to parade with Team Ireland at Special Olympics in LA

Published 26/07/2015

Colin Farrell sends a touching message to atheletes taking part in the Special Olympics.
Colin Farrell sends a touching message to atheletes taking part in the Special Olympics.

Hollywood A-lister Colin Farrell has spoken of his pride at being able to accompany Team Ireland for the official parade of athletes at the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles last night.

Actor Colin Farrell, who has been involved with Special Olympics since the 2003 World Games, which were held in his native Dublin,  joined Olympic silver medallist John Treacy and Claudine Keane in leading the Irish delegation at the ceremony.

Twelve athletes from Northern Ireland form part of the 88 strong Team Ireland contingent competing at the games.

The True Detective star, who currently resides in Los Angeles, said he was 'honoured' to be involved.

"I'm so excited to once more bear witness to the spirit of competition amidst the solidarity that the 2015 World Summer Games will showcase," he said.

"So many athletes from all over the world coming together and the Irish team front and centre.  Meeting all of the athletes and walking out amongst the Irish team is such a great honour. Let's go Ireland! Let's go world!"

Source: Irish Independent

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