Torchbearer Louise Lyons lights the cauldron in Portrush
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Olympic torch arrives in Portrush

Thousands of people have been cheering on the Olympic torch relay on its first day in Northern Ireland.

The flame travelled 126 miles through 21 communities between Belfast and Portrush, where the last torchbearer on Sunday was Louise Lyons, 17, who coaches at a local soccer school.

Sunday is the first of five days the relay will spend in Northern Ireland.

  • 03 Jun 2012
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