Day 2/12: WORLD WINTER GAMES LIVE BLOG - MARCH 15TH 2017Mar15
Team Ireland received an incredible Austrian welcome in their host town Gallneukirchen yesterday. The local school performed as the team arrived at their hotel and everyone was treated to a welcome present of sunglasses, a hat and some local Linzer Torte. After a well needed dinner and a spot of dancing the team headed off for an early night.
Team Irleand welcomed with a performance from a local school choir
Today was an acclimatisation day, giving the team the chance to settle after the excitement of the departure. They spent the day sightseeing in Gallneukirchen, visiting St. Gallus Church, which is named after an old Irish Missionary and a local centre where the Geneva Convention was signed. The centre has since been converted into a working centre for people with disabilities and the team enjoyed meeting some local Special Olympics athletes including two athletes who will compete on Team Austria next week
Sightseeing in Gallneukirchen, St. Gallus church
Both Floorball teams and the Alpine Skiers will be back in training tomorrow and we will keep you up to date with all of the action from Team Ireland right here and on social media
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TEAM IRELAND’S ALPINE SKIING TEAM
• Intermediate – Sean McCartan (Antrim), Lorraine Whelan (Wicklow)
• Novice – Caolan McConville (Armagh), Cyril Walker (Armagh), Niall Flynn (Dublin), Laoise Kenny (Dublin).
TEAM IRELAND’S FLOORBALL TEAMS:
• Team 1 – Joseph McCarthy (Cork), Brian McDonnell (Cork), Thomas O’Herlihy (Cork), Roy Saville (Cork), Lee Ryan Byrne (Dublin), Michael Minogue (Limerick), George Fitzgerald (Waterford), Clive Healy (Waterford), William McGrath (Waterford), James Upton (Waterford)
• Team 2 – James Healy (Cork), Richard Moran (Cork), Lorcan Byrne (Dublin), Thomas Caulfield (Dublin), Matthew Colgan (Dublin), Stephen Lee (Dublin), Anthony Murray (Dublin), Raymond McClearn (Galway), John Paul Shaw (Longford), Patrick Tunstead (Meath).