At 1.30 on Wed 17th of July, Minister of Transport, Sport and Tourism Michael Ring officiated the Deaflympic Team Ireland AnMin  Ring speaks as Michelle McNulty Interprets 1nouncement.

Minister. Ring said that it was: “A pleasure and an honour to be here [Deaf village Ireland].”

The Team Announcement took place in Deaf Village Ireland and had a great turn out, with representatives from Deaf organisations and sporting organisations attending, along with Joe Costello TD.

Members of Team Ireland, team officials, managers and coaches were also present.

DSI would also like to thank our sponsors, Paul W Tracey Solicitors and Bridge Interpreting for their generous support and for coming along today to cheer on the team.

Excitement was high, as the athletes near the date of departure. The Men’s football team will Team Ireland with Min  Ring 1be flying out next Monday (22nd of July), with the badminton players and Chef De Mission following them on Thursday (25th of July).

To see some pictures from the announcement, follow the link below:

Deaf Sports Ireland Facebook Page

There will be 36 people travelling to Bulgaria for the 2013 Deaflympics, including team officials and Ireland will be represented in two sports: Football and Badminton.

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