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Netball player Caroline O’Hanlon named TeamNI flagbearer at Commonwealth Games

Caroline during a game
Caroline during a game

Netball player Caroline O’Hanlon has been chosen as Northern Ireland's flagbearer for tomorrow night’s Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony in the Carrara Stadium, in the Gold Coast.

The Larkfield and Manchester Thunder centre joins the list of previous flag bearers which includes Mary Peters.

Caroline is captain of the netball squad in what is her second Commonwealth Games following Glasgow 2014.

She has also been one of Ireland’s leading gaelic footballers over the last decade winning three All Star awards and being named Ladies Gaelic Footballer of the Year in 2014.

TeamNI has 90 athletes competing at Gold Coast 2018 across thirteen different sports and the flagbearer is often seen as the leader who pulls those athletes together in the quest for success.

Caroline O’Hanlon

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