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Saturday 27 December 2014

In Pictures: Olympic medal-winning rowers given heroes' welcome in Coleraine

Olympic rower Alan Campbell along with brothers Richard and Peter Chambers are swamped by media and well wishers on their return to the Bann Rowing Club in Coleraine after their medal success in London
Olympic rower Alan Campbell along with brothers Richard and Peter Chambers are swamped by media and well wishers on their return to the Bann Rowing Club in Coleraine after their medal success in London
Crowds gather at the Bann rowing club to see Olympic rowers Richard and Peter Chambers who took silver in the lightweight fours along with Alan Campbell who won a bronze in the single sculls
Team GB rowers Richard and Peter Chambers who took silver in the lightweight fours along with Alan Campbell who won a bronze in the single sculls arrive home to Bann Rowing Club
Team GB rowers Richard and Peter Chambers who took silver in the lightweight fours along with Alan Campbell who won a bronze in the single sculls arrive home to Bann Rowing Club
Olympic rower Alan Campbell along with brothers Richard and Peter Chambers are swamped by media and well wishers on their return to the Bann Rowing Club in Coleraine after their medal success in London
Crowds gather at the Bann rowing club to see Olympic rowers Richard and Peter Chambers who took silver in the lightweight fours along with Alan Campbell who won a bronze in the single sculls
Team GB rowers Richard and Peter Chambers who took silver in the lightweight fours along with Alan Campbell who won a bronze in the single sculls arrive home to Bann Rowing Club
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 15th August 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.comTeam GB rowers Richard and Peter Chambers who took silver in the lightweight fours along with Alan Campbell who won a bronze in the single sculls arrive home to Bann Rowing Club where they honed their rowing skills.
Team GB rowers Richard and Peter Chambers who took silver in the lightweight fours along with Alan Campbell who won a bronze in the single sculls arrive home to Bann Rowing Club
Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín pictured with Alan Campbell's medal
Team GB rowers Richard and Peter Chambers who took silver in the lightweight fours along with Alan Campbell who won a bronze in the single sculls arrive home to Bann Rowing Club where they honed their rowing skills pictured along with Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín
Team GB rowers Richard and Peter Chambers who took silver in the lightweight fours along with Alan Campbell who won a bronze in the single sculls arrive home to Bann Rowing Club where they honed their rowing skills pictured along with Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín
Team GB rowers Richard and Peter Chambers who took silver in the lightweight fours along with Alan Campbell who won a bronze in the single sculls arrive home to Bann Rowing Club
Team GB rowers Richard and Peter Chambers who took silver in the lightweight fours along with Alan Campbell who won a bronze in the single sculls arrive home to Bann Rowing Club
Team GB rowers Richard and Peter Chambers who took silver in the lightweight fours along with Alan Campbell who won a bronze in the single sculls arrive home to Bann Rowing Club
Team GB rowers Richard and Peter Chambers who took silver in the lightweight fours along with Alan Campbell who won a bronze in the single sculls arrive home to Bann Rowing Club
Crowds gather at the Bann rowing club to see Olympic rowers Richard and Peter Chambers who took silver in the lightweight fours along with Alan Campbell who won a bronze in the single sculls
Crowds gather at the Bann rowing club to see Olympic rowers Richard and Peter Chambers who took silver in the lightweight fours along with Alan Campbell who won a bronze in the single sculls
Coleraine's Olympic medallists arrive at The George Best Belfast City airport before they receive a heroes' welcome to their hometown . Team GB rowers Richard (right) and Peter Chambers (left) took silver in the lightweight fours, while Alan Campbell won a bronze in the single sculls
Coleraine's Olympic medallists arrive at The George Best Belfast City airport before they receive a heroes' welcome to their hometown . Team GB rowers Richard (right) and Peter Chambers (left) took silver in the lightweight fours, while Alan Campbell won a bronze in the single sculls
Coleraine's Olympic medallists arrive at The George Best Belfast City airport before they receive a heroes' welcome to their hometown . Team GB rowers Richard (right) and Peter Chambers (left) took silver in the lightweight fours, while Alan Campbell won a bronze in the single sculls
Coleraine's Olympic medallists arrive at The George Best Belfast City airport before they receive a heroes' welcome to their hometown . Team GB rowers Richard (right) and Peter Chambers (left) took silver in the lightweight fours, while Alan Campbell won a bronze in the single sculls
Coleraine's Olympic medallists arrive at The George Best Belfast City airport before they receive a heroes' welcome to their hometown . Team GB rowers Richard (right) and Peter Chambers (left) took silver in the lightweight fours, while Alan Campbell won a bronze in the single sculls
Coleraine's Olympic medallists arrive at The George Best Belfast City airport before they receive a heroes' welcome to their hometown . Team GB rowers Richard (right) and Peter Chambers (left) took silver in the lightweight fours, while Alan Campbell won a bronze in the single sculls
Coleraine's Olympic medallists arrive at The George Best Belfast City airport before they receive a heroes' welcome to their hometown . Team GB rowers Richard (right) and Peter Chambers (left) took silver in the lightweight fours, while Alan Campbell won a bronze in the single sculls

Northern Ireland's Olympic medal-winning rowers have made a triumphant return to their hometown of Coleraine.

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Peter and Richard Chambers - who took silver in the lightweight fours - and single sculls bronze medallist Alan Campbell were cheered by crowds at Bann Rowing Club where they honed their skills.

In total, Northern Ireland athletes took home five medals from the London Olympics. Yesterday, bronze medal-winning boxers Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan were hailed by thousands as they took an open-top bus ride through Belfast city centre.

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