Green was the colour of the day in Abu Dhabi as Team Ireland thrived at the World Summer Games once again, securing a total of 21 medals, including 10 golds, eight silvers and three bronzes on St Patrick’s Day, with 11 of these being awarded to Ulster athletes.

Coming up trumps for Team Ireland was Donegal gymnast Patrick Quinlivan (36).

He swept the board and received two gold medals and five silver medals.

The Letterkenny athlete was awarded a gold medal as all-round male, as well as receiving a gold medal in the Pommel Horse event, and five silvers in floor exercise, vaulting, rings, parallel bars and horizontal bars.

With Irish support in abundance, Ulster athletes received medals in gymnastics, athletics, tenpin bowling, equestrian and bocce.

Meanwhile, the golfers teed off for their first day of competition.

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