Dream come true: Gareth McAuley reflects on winning Northern Ireland's second medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games
Northern Ireland star Gareth McAuley (no, not that one) says it's a 'dream come true' to win his country's second medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The Bushmills man hit 45 out of his 50 targets in the men's skeet to finish third behind champion Georgios Achilleos (Cyprus) and silver medallist Ben Llewellin from Wales.
The medal adds to Rhys McClenaghan's gold, won on the pommel horse over the weekend and McAuley's hoping the momentum will keep rolling for his NI team-mates.
A few words from TeamNI’s latest medal winner. Let’s hear from Gareth McAuley. #GC2018Shooting #GoTeamNI #sharethedreamPosted by Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games on Monday, April 9, 2018
"It's unbelievable," he told the NICWG Facebook page. "I never expected to win a medal. It's beyond words - a dream come true.
"To say that you're a Commonwealth Games medallist is unreal. To wake up tomorrow morning with a medal round my neck will be unbelievable.
"That's two medals Northern Ireland have won but the more the merrier and hopefully this is the start of something special."
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