OLYMPIC boxing medallist Michael Conlan swapped medal ribbons for cutting ribbons on Monday
The delighted dad of North Belfast Olympian Paddy Barnes who is going for gold at the Olympic Games said his whole family is proud as punch of their hero son.
The Olympic torch was in West Belfast this week. The Sports Council selected St Dominic’s Grammar School for Girls as the venue to welcome the torch to this part of the city. The torch arrived at St Dominic’s on Tuesday morning to proceed through a guard of honour before representatives from the Sports Council addressed staff, pupils and invited guests.
A North Belfast man who lost his son to suicide seven years ago has been chosen as one of the London 2012 Olympic torchbearers who will carry the iconic flame across the North. Oldpark man Gerard McCartan, whose son Danny took his own life in 2005, has been a member of PIPS suicide support group along with his wife Carol for a number of years campaigning for better mental health care in the north.