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Colin Farrell launching the opening ceremony of the World Games in Dublin in 2003. Photocall Ireland

Colin Farrell: Special Olympics World Games 2003 "extraordinary experience"

The actor and supporter of Special Olympics Ireland celebrates 10-year anniversary since the World Games were held in Ireland.

ACTOR COLIN FARRELL, a longtime supporter of Special Olympics Ireland has sent a message of congratulations to the organisation.

He was marking the 10-year anniversary of the staging of the Special Olympics World Games in Ireland in 2003.

The organisation has set his message to inspiring images from those games in June 2003 – click here to view if you can’t see this video below:

via Special Olympics Ireland

He described attending and helping to launch the 2003 Games as “one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life and I think the lives of many people in Ireland”.

Athletes, volunteers, aides and the Special Olympics Ireland organisation all deserved to take a bow for their work, he said before adding:

Here’s to another ten years of success and brotherhood and I hope everyone enjoys the celebrations this tenth anniversary of Special Olympics Ireland. Go get it lads and lassies.

Hear hear, Colin, hear hear.

These were some of the highlights of those fantastic Games. (Again, click here if you can’t load the video below).

via Special Olympics Ireland

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