Five silver medals were brought home to Waterford this week by the local athletes who participated in the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens.
Eileen Hayes of Kill (Ladies Basketball Team) and 11-a-side Football champs Colm Brennan, Kilbarry, Vincent Rockett, Mount Estate, Keith Whelan, Cork Road and Christopher Power, Dungarvan were amongst the 126 athletes and their 49 coaches who entered the arrivals hall of Dublin Airport to a deafening sound of cheers and applause on Tuesday afternoon. They received a rapturous welcome from family members, friends and supporters.