Scarva woman Jill wins silver medal in Special Olympics World Games

Jill Connery has won a silver medal at the World Summer Games.
Jill Connery has won a silver medal at the World Summer Games.
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Scarva woman Jill Connery has come up trumps with a silver medal in the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.

Jill, 29, secured Silver in golf (Level 2 Alternate Shot), along with her playing partner, Ursula McDonnell who is from Belfast.

Jill’s success helped to bring Team Ireland’s final tally to a massive 86
medals.

The curtain came down on the Special Olympics World Summer Games on Sunday with a spectacular Closing Ceremony. Team Ireland’s athletes are expected to receive a hero’s welcome when they return to Dublin today
(Tuesday).

Speaking of Team Ireland’s success, CEO Matt English said: “To represent your country at Olympic level is a fantastic achievement.

“The many medals, ribbons and personal bests recorded by our athletes is just the icing on the
cake.

“The experience of coming to Los Angeles and competing on a global stage is such a huge honour and all of our athletes and coaches can be so very proud of their
efforts.”

Shaun Cassidy, regional director, Special Olympics Ulster said: “Our athletes have achieved amazing things over the last week.”