Gary O’Sullivan and the Splendour of the World Games in Abu Dhabi

Special Olympian, Gary O’Sullivan and his Irish team-mates were part of the spectacular Special Olympics Opening Ceremony in Abu Dhabi today. ©Photograph: John Reidy

When Castleisland’s Special Olympian, Gary O’Sullivan said last week that he couldn’t wait for the games to start – and now that we’ve got a glimpse of the opening ceremony we can see what he meant.

Understandably, Gary’s long wait from the time he qualified to compete in the world games in Abu Dhabi was getting to him last week as the time crept ever closer.

On RTÉ News

As the Irish team gathered in Dublin Airport last week there was a clip of Gary with his team-mates on the RTÉ Six One News and you could almost feel the anticipation and excitement in the group.

A member of the Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club, we all wish Gary the best in his efforts to add to his medal haul in his shot putt and walking disciplines.

We can only marvel at today’s lavish opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games.

Marvel More

We can then marvel some more in the knowledge that Castleisland has a representative in the midst of all the splendour.

Good luck Gary and we’ll look forward to the impressions, the memories and the stories on your return.

The Special Olympics motto is:  ‘Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.’ Go on Gary !

Take a look at today’s splendid, mind blowing opening ceremony in Abu Dhabi with a click on the link here:

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