Mayor congratulates Limerick’s new Mountain Bike World Junior Champion

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THE Mayor of the City and County of Limerick has congratulated 17-year-old Oisin O’Callaghan who has claimed the MTB Downhill Junior World Championship.

Mayor Michael Collins said: “This is a fantastic achievement by Oisin in taking the championship title in Austria.”

Oisin’s dedication and commitment to his sport has certainly paid off and he is now on top of the world. It is an amazing win by the Ardpatrick teen, who has the superb facilities of Ballyhoura on his doorstep.”

“Many young people can only dream of winning world championships but it takes only a select few who can actually make this dream a reality. Oisin is now firmly in that category and his future in the sport looks bright.”

“Oisin’s skill and patience in negotiating the downhill terrain proved to be central to his success as competitor after competitor failed to match his time. Congratulations again on behalf of the people of Limerick.”