A Cahir athlete will be representing Ireland at the 10th annual Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea early next year.
Aidan Cross from Cahir is one of eight Irish athletes, who will be competing in the floorball competition at the Olympics in PyeongChang that run from January 26 to February 6.
This will be the first time that Irish athletes will participate in the indoor hockey game at a world games.
Aidan has been involved with Special Olympics for the past 14 years and during that time he has made lots of friends and has had many great experiences.
In 2006, he competed at the Special Olympics Ireland Games in Belfast where he won a gold medal in basketball.
This isn’t the first time that Aidan has represented Ireland on the international sporting stage.
He was a member of Team Ireland at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in North Carolina in 1999.
He is very much looking forward to the World Winter Games in South Korea and is busy training and preparing for them.
Outside of Special Olympics sports, Aidan is a member of the local civil defence.
There will be a total of 14 Irish athletes competing in the Winter Special Olympics in both Alpine skiing and floorball events.