Big day for local kids as Olympic Torch makes it’s way to Dundalk

After last week’s historic handover of the Olympic Torch at Carrickarnon Olympian Wayne McCullough allowed his Olympian torch to be taken to Scoil Mhuire na nGael in Dundalk.

After last week’s historic handover of the Olympic Torch at Carrickarnon Olympian Wayne McCullough allowed his Olympian torch to be taken to Scoil Mhuire na nGael in Dundalk.

The Cross Border cereomony was organised as a project under the Memorandum of Understanding between Louth Local Authorities and Newry and Mourne District Council.

Michael Curran, Director Of Economic and Cross Border Development, Louth Local Authorities; Oliver Tully, Cathaoirleach, Louth County Council; Marianne Butler, Cathaoirleach, Dundalk Town Council were all there for the handover.

Michael Curran was at Scoil Mhuire na nGael with Martina Rafferty and the pupils.

Also in attendance at Olympic Torch Cross Border handover at Carrickarnon were two local athletes Peadar McArdle local Special Olympian and Emily Rogers St Peter’s Athletic Club

Ten local children, David O’Hare, Pádraig Begley, Emmet Woods, Tommy Olowookere, Bryan Knipe, Sophie Courcier, Caoimhe Wallace, Niamh Murphy, Sarah Cairns and Kristina Saroka attended the handover and helped carry the torch.

Ten local children from Newry and Mourne: Niamh Tinnelly, Tom Martin, Ruth Garvey, Isaac Sarrugis, Adam Gonnelly, Cara Goyle, Catherine Goss, Mark Barlow, Annie McCabe and Ryan Woods

A special guest was Maurice Coyle son of Dan Coyle a former Olympian from Dundalk.

Also present were: Lord Coe - Sebastian Coe, Michael Carruth - Olympic Gold medallist at Barcelona 1992.