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Council Hosts Civic Reception For Gold Medalist Bethany Firth

Newly Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick hosted a Civic Reception on Friday 11 November in honour of local swimming paralympian Bethany Firth, winner of three gold medals and one silver at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Bethany, who previously lived in Seaforde with her parents, now lives…

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Rio Champion Bethany Firth Returns To College

Rio Paralympics champion Bethany Firth has come back to college to a hero’s welcome. After winning four medals — three gold and one silver — at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Co Down Paralympic champion and South Eastern Regional College (SERC) sport student Bethany Firth, has returned…

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Bethany Firth Arrives Back In County Down With Three Golds And A Silver From Rio

Golden girl Bethany Firth is back home in County Down and has been welcomed at the George Best City Airport on her arrival by Sports Minister Paul Givan to Northern Ireland after her historic performance in Rio in the 2016 Paralympics breaking two swimming records and achieving six special olympic records. Bethany Firth…

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County Down Swimmer’s Glorious Return Home From Commonwealth Games

This year’s Commonwealth Games sees Northern Ireland bring home more medals than it has in nearly thirty years. The Commonwealth team are bringing an impressive two gold, three silver and seven bronze medals home to Northern Ireland. Local swimming competitors, Bethany Firth from Seaforde and Curtis Coulter from Newtownards are…

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Bethany Dives Into a Sporting Summer In Scotland

With less than a week to go until the Commonwealth Games kick off, Northern Ireland swimming competitors, local athlete gold medalist from the Special Olympics Bethany Firth from Seaforde and Curtis Coulter from Newtownards are pictured as they prepare to dive into Scotland’s sporting summer. As anticipation builds, Northern Ireland…

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Bethany Firth Joins With Team Hope For Christmas Shoebox Appeal

PARALYMPIC gold medalist Bethany Firth from Seaforde has concocted a great recipe with Team Hope to help support their 2013 Christmas Shoebox Appeal in Northern Ireland. Seventeen year-old Bethany won a gold medal at the 2012 Paralympic games in London in the S14 100 metres backstroke final. She always participated…

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Gold Medalist Swimmer Bethany Firth Back to SERC

THIS week the South Eastern Regional College’s Paralympic swimming gold champion Bethany Firth from Seaforde, better known in the sports world as a professional swimmer, is back to porridge. After setting a new Paralympic record, the 16-year old returned home last week and it was back to college in Newtownards where she is currently completing a Catering and Nutrition qualification at SERC. At only 16, Bethany has already won several major titles including winning silver at…

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MP Welcomes Royal Mail Tribute to Bethany Firth

SDLP MP Margaret Ritchie has welcomed Royal Mail’s decision to paint the post box in Seaforde gold to acknowledge Bethany Firth’s success in the Paralympics. Ms Ritchie stated: “Bethany has brought fame and credit to Seaforde village, and I think it is commendable that Royal Mail is joining in the…

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