Alliance congratulates ‘inspirational’ Kelly Gallagher

Alliance North Down representatives have praised Bangor woman Kelly Gallagher after she won Britain’s first ever Winter Paralympic Gold, alongside guide Charlotte Evans.

The local woman secured her first gold medal after victory in the visually impaired super-G in Sochi.

Alliance Councillor Andrew Muir, Mayor of North Down, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and I want to congratulate Kelly Gallagher on behalf of everyone in North Down.

“We have another sporting hero to be proud of and as Mayor I will be ensuring Kelly receives a fitting reception when she returns home.

“Kelly has brought great excitement to the area and hopefully will have inspired a new generation of paralympians. She now deserves to be remembered with the sporting greats from Northern Ireland.

Local representative Scott Wilson added: “Kelly is an inspiration for us all, demonstrating what can be achieved through hard work and determination.

“I hope she will achieve the same success in another four years”

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