Buncrana’s Oliver at Team Ireland Golfing Squad launch

Buncrana golfer Oliver Doherty recently attended the launch of the Team Ireland Golfing Squad.

Thirty-eight years-old Oliver has been unveiled as one of the Special Olympics athletes who will represent Ireland in Golf at the World Summer Games in Los Angeles in July.

Playing golf for almost 30 years, Oliver won gold in Dublin in 2003. He’s a keen sportsman and also likes to play bowls, darts and pool.

Oliver was joined by his wife Caroline and one of Ireland’s most successful golfers, Christy O’Connor Junior, and three-time Olympian and former 5,000m World Champion, Senator Eamonn Coghlan at the launch of the Team Ireland Golfing Squad this week, where it was also announced that Gala has joined Special Olympics as one of Team Ireland’s official sponsors.

There’s high hopes for the team, not least due to the soaring interest in golf, thanks to the continuing success of Irish golfers on the world stage.

Christy O’Connor Jnr said: “ To represent Ireland is a phenomenal achievement and I would like to wish all of the athletes the very best of luck.”