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Council to host civic reception to honour borough’s two Special Olympic heroes!

Borough recognition after duo comes home with two medals each

Two residents of the borough are to be recognised at a civic reception after their fantastic performances at the Special Olympics World Winter Games.

Cyril Walker (36) secured a silver and bronze at the Games in Austria.

And 13-year-old Caolan McConville, from Aghagallon, also collected silver and bronze.

Both have returned home at the weekend to a hero’s welcome.

Cyril, from Mullabrack, also found a huge fan in Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger who couldn’t resist a selfie with the man of the moment!

Both Cyril and Caolan will now be honoured at a civic reception.

They were congratulated on their achievements with Team Ireland’s skiing squad at a meeting of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council tonight (Monday).

And four councillors, Joe Nelson, Declan McAlinden, Julie Flaherty and Sharon Haughey-Grimley, proposed the reception be held to mark their successes.

All councillors were happy to endorse the proposal and the event will be arranged in the not too distant future!

Congratulatons Cyril and Caolan!

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