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‘Give Them Socks!’ – This 83-Year-Old Dublin Granny Is Having A Ball At The Olympics

The whole country is obsessed with the Olympics at the moment, with Team Ireland taking on athletes from all over the world in a effort to bring home the gold. While we’ve suffered a few disappointments over the last few days, with captain Paddy Barnes among those making an early exit from the tournament, there…

The whole country is obsessed with the Olympics at the moment, with Team Ireland taking on athletes from all over the world in a effort to bring home the gold.

While we’ve suffered a few disappointments over the last few days, with captain Paddy Barnes among those making an early exit from the tournament, there have been some really inspirational stories too.

One that’s been putting a smile on our face today is the tale of Dublin granny Pam Coughlan, who is currently in Rio to support her grandson.

The 83-year-old is over the moon to be in Brazil to see Eoin Coughlan represent Australia in the judo competition and captured the heart of the nation when she was interviewed by RTÉ this week.

Kilmainham native Pam told journalist Philip Bromwell that she was thoroughly enjoying her holiday and was already setting her sights on another Olympic trip.

“I’m bursting with excitement. I’m only here for one reason, to cheer on my grandson Eoin Coughlan! Go for the gold, give them socks!

“I’m delighted I came over here with my youngest son David and we’re looking forward to the trip to Tokyo in four years time! I’m sure I’ll be twice as proud when he wins the gold medal over there.”

An absolute legend!

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