He’s still the self-styled Boccia baby, though this Boccia baby has a World Championship to his name from 2010.
Padraic, who has celebral palsy, has backed Ireland’s team to inspire a nation in the London Games, which begin in two week’s time.
The 49 athletes and 48 support staff set off for Portugal this morning for a warm weather training camp ahead of the games. Last night they were at Bewleys Hotel for their send off. Along with well over a thousand well-wishers and The Sawdoctors.
Padraic told Alan Keane that he can’t wait to see the Irish support that awaits them in London.
What is boccia, you might ask?
Let Padraic explain.