There were great celebrations at the COPE Foundation this week when service user Brendan O’Sullivan won a bronze medal at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea. Brendan represented Ireland in the floorball competition, and after losing their first pool game against Switzerland his team won their remaining games against South Korea and Austria. This qualified them for a repeat game against Austria in the semi-final, and after winning that they played South Korea in a bronze medal play-off which they won 11-1. It was a great performance by the Irish team and they celebrated after being presented with their medals.

The Ireland squad flew into Dublin Airport last night, Wednesday, with a haul of 12 medals, three gold, six silver and three bronze, plus six place ribbons, and a celebration is being planned at the COPE Foundation in Quartertown next week to honour the latest world medallist at the Centre. As well as winning a World Games medal Brendan has set a record, as this was the first time a floorball team has competed at the World Winter Games.