Three NI athletes clinch golds at Special Olympics

Joyce Haughlin

Warrenpoint woman Joyce Haughian won her third medal of the games on Friday

Northern Ireland athletes clinched three gold medals at the Special Olympics in Athens on Friday.

Joyce Haughian added to her two silver medals won earlier this week by winning singles gold while Lisburn's Oliver Magee took Bocce singles gold.

Dungannon golfer Patrick Donnelly won gold at the Glyfada course.

Martin Mahood and Steven Yetman both claimed their second medals of the Games while footballer Veronica Donnelly earned a bronze.

Bangor athlete Mahood won a silver medal in the 800m - adding to his shot bronze from Thursday - with Yetman taking silver in the Equestrian Trail competition after his dressage bronze on Wednesday.

Newry's Donnelly clinched a bronze medal in the Ladies Football competition.

Bowler Haughian won gold in the singles on Friday to add to her two silvers.

Crossmaglen swimmer, Fergal Gregory, at 12 the youngest member of the Ireland team, won gold on Thursday.

Lisburn gymnast Pauline Connell has won two golds and three silvers with Stephen Yetman and Martin Mahood having also won bronzes.

Gregory came first in Thursday's 25 metres butterfly final in 35 seconds on Thursday.

The Crossmaglen youngster came fourth in the freestyle swimming event on Friday while Newtownards' Nicole Smith ran a personal best to come fifth in the 100m and Donegal man Donegal's Shaun Bradley took 4th place in the kayak canoe race.