Cathal Miller selected as Flag Bearer for Irish Paralympic Team
Cathal Miller has been selected as the Flag Bearer for the Irish Paralympic Team for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games which will take place in the Olympic Stadium on 29th August.
Miller was selected by a ballot of Irish Paralympic team athletes and will follow in the footsteps of Patrice Dockery, the six-time Paralympian, who led out the Irish team in Beijing four years ago.
The 43-year-old from Artane in Dublin is participating in his second Paralympic Games having competed in Beijing in 2008. In London, Cathal will compete in the C5 Track 1km Time Trial and 4km Individual Pursuit and in the C5 Road Time Trial and Road Race.
In 2011 Cathal secured bronze in the Sydney leg of the UCI Road World Cup and finished fourth in the 2010 World Championships.
“I am absolutely delighted to be leading the Irish Paralympic Team out at the London Games. It is a huge honour for me, my family and all my supporters. To be chosen by my fellow athletes makes it all the more special as there is a phenomenal amount of talent and experience in this Irish Team.”
Paralympics Ireland CEO & Chef de Mission for the Irish Team, Liam Harbison, commented,
“I am delighted for Cathal on his selection as the official flag bearer for the Irish Team. It’ll be a huge honour to lead the Irish Team into the Opening Ceremony on August 29th in front of a packed house and following in the footsteps of Katie Taylor at the Olympics. On behalf of the entre team and the whole Irish Paralympic Movement I offer my heartiest congratulations to Cathal.”