Michael to be boccia Olympic star

A King’s Park lad is celebrating after being selected for the West of Scotland Boccia team for next year’s Special Olympics.

And Michael Gillooly (11) was so happy to find out he would be heading to York next September, he’s barely been able to sleep since. Michael is now the toast of Kirkriggs School, which he attends, and the Boccia club based there.

He found out during a recent trip to Glasgow City Chambers, but had to keep the news under wraps for two weeks.

Then, the school announced it to his friends and fellow pupils at an assembly last week.

Sally Russell runs the Boccia club at Kirkriggs, and says Michael has been on cloud nine since: “You have never seen a child so elected in all your life.

“I’m so proud of him and so are his parents, Stephen and Rosslyn. According to them he never went to bed until well after midnight the night he found out.

via Special Olympics: Michael to be boccia Olympic star – Rutherglen Reformer.

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