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Team Isle of Man rests on laurels

Shooting star Geoff Mitchell

Team Isle of Man rests on laurels

Team Isle of Man has returned from the Island Games in Jersey, brandishing a haul of medals and receiving a heroes' welcome.

Three chartered planes flew the athletes home, each groups met by family, friends and supporters keen to salute their achievement.

The Isle of Man finished second in the medals table having won 90 in hard fought battles in swimming, athletics, shooting, cycling, badminton and golf - to name a few.

After a euphoric reception with balloons, banners and bouquets died down, athletes, their coaches and team organisers can reflect on what Chief Minister Allan Bell called a wonderful team effort.

Cycling team manager Andrew Roche said the Island delivered:

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