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Laois girl selected on Team Ireland for European Para Swimming Championships

Paralympic swimmer Nicole Turner

A young swimmer from Portarlington has been selected to take part on the Ireland team for the European Para Swimming Championships.

The competition takes place in Dublin from August 13-19 and Nicole Turner will be flying the flag for Laois.

Nicole is on the team along with Patrick Flanagan, Ellen Keane, Ailbhe Kelly, Barry McClements, Jonathan McGrath, Sean O’Riordan and James Scully.

The group recently assembled at Swords Castle for a photo shoot.

The celebration at Swords Castle was also a send-off for the swimming team as they head to a training camp in Portugal.

Paralympics Ireland President, John Fulham, said: “Hosting the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships in Dublin is a great boost to Para sports in Ireland.

“This is an opportunity to put Para sports on a pedestal and to give young, budding Paralympians the opportunity to come and see their role models compete in person.

“I believe our squad of swimmers are a great combination of experience and potential that will give our country something to be really proud of this summer.”

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.