Olympic Torch lights up Portrush party

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PORTRUSH threw a party to remember as the Olympic Torch lit up the resort on Sunday evening.

Thousands lined the streets as the torchbearers brought the Olympic Flame to an evening celebration of music and dance to East Strand car park.

And Portrush teenager Louise Lyons - who coaches local children at a soccer school and aspires to play hockey for the Northern Ireland ladies team - got a roar of approval as she lit the Olympic cauldron on stage to spark a memorable night of celebrations.

The event in Portrush featured a 15 minute high-energy, special performance from General Fiasco who performed some of their most popular hit singles to a captivated crowd in celebration of all their local Future Flames.

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