Selections of Team Ireland Athletes
Athletes will be chosen to represent Ireland at a public selection process
: Sport Ireland National Sports Campus Conference Centre
Saturday July 14th 11am-4pm
Click here to read more about the Advancement Process
Special Olympics Ireland has received a quota of 91 athlete for the Games. At the start of the selections on July 14th, an explanation of process and how the quota is distributed will be outlined. Please note there is additional criterion in each sport which will be outlined also.
|Total Athlete Quota for Team Ireland||91|
Please note that the quota of athletes is decided by Special Olympics International and given to each programme.
As per guidelines from the World Summer Games Local Organising Committee (LOC) in Abu Dhabi only athletes who are 15+ on the date of the Games will be eligible for selection.
Following selection in each sport, verification of selected athletes must take place before any athlete name is released. An official letter of confirmation will be sent to the athlete's family member/ carer and Special Olympics club following the selection and it is not until written confirmation of acceptance of the place on Team Ireland
that the names become official.
Please note the use of cameras/mobile phones or iPads are not permitted
at any stage during the selection of athletes.