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Caroline O'Hanlon to lead out Northern Ireland at Commonwealths

O'Hanlon to lead out NI at Commonwealths
Netball captain Caroline O'Hanlon is named as Team Northern Ireland's flagbearer for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Netball captain Caroline O'Hanlon has been named as Northern Ireland's flagbearer for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

The 33-year-old - also a Gaelic footballer - is making her second appearance at the Commonwealths following Glasgow 2014 and is part of a 90-strong delegation from Northern Ireland competing across 13 different sports.

"It is a great honour to be named as TeamNI's flagbearer for the 2018 Commonwealth Games," O'Hanlon said. "I was shocked to be selected from what is a fantastic group of athletes here in Gold Coast.

"It is a real privilege and I look forward to leading the team into the Carrara Stadium for tomorrow evening's ceremony to join with some of the world's leading athletes in a celebration of sport.

"The next couple of weeks will see some great competition and I look forward to a successful Games for TeamNI."

The opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealths gets underway at 11am UK time (8pm local) on Wednesday.


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