Aaron Tier honoured with a Mayoral Reception. Limerick’s soccer star Aaron Tier, receiving a Mayoral Reception from James Collins, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick in recognition of his pivotal role in the Irish Cerebral Palsy soccer team. From left : Aaron’s grand uncle Kevin O’Connell, his nephew Liam(7), his granduncle Andrew Tier and his brother Bobby. Photo: Liam Burke/Press 22
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Limerick soccer player Aaron Tier honoured with a Mayoral Reception
Limerick soccer star Aaron Tier honoured with a Mayoral Reception on August 16 at Limerick City and County Council.
Aaron was a member of the Republic of Ireland Cerebral Palsy soccer team which won a bronze medal at the International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF) European Championships.
In the game competing with Holland on August 5, the Star Rovers man scored the all-important second goal against Holland to secure a third-place finish in the tournament.
The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr James Collin congratulated Aaron Tier and the Irish Cerebral Palsy football team for their effort and their achievement on the European Championship.
The Mayor was in recognition of Aaron’s pivotal role, said: “It is a fantastic achievement. Aaron is an inspiration for Limerick people.”
“We have lots of success in sports over the last couple of weeks and we wish to have more in the future,” he added.
It was the second time the team achieved a third place in the tournament. The result is an improvement on the team ’s performance in the World Championship last year in which they finished sixth.
Speaking of being at the Mayoral Reception, Aaron Tier said: ”It’s a huge honour to meet the Mayor as my achievement is recognized. If it wasn’t the power of sports, I won’t be at this position.”
“I hope my story will inspire people with similar backgrounds,” said Aaron.
Aaron currently plays club football for his local team, Star Rovers. Capped more than 15 times for his country, he plays centre forward for Ireland and has scored six goals to date. He has previously represented Ireland at the International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF) pre-Paralympic tournament in Salou, Spain.
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