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Special Olympics Connaught Regional Bowling Event
Special Olympics Connaught Regional Bowling Event took place in Mayo Rollerbowl, Castlebar on Saturday 4th February. 85 athletes from Counties Mayo, Galway, Roscommon, Westmeath and Longford competed on the day.Brendan Mulroy, Chairperson of Mayo Sports Partnership, Cora Staunton, Mayo Ladies Footballer, and Superintendant Joe McKenna from Castlebar Garda Station were on hand to cheer on the athletes and presented medals and ribbons at the end of competition.
This event is one of 13 regional competition events which will take place in the Connaught Region this year and was superbly ran by an event team of 25 volunteers from the locality.
Myra Merrick, Regional Director Special Olympics Connaught said “The Special Olympics Connaught Regional Bowling Event was a fantastic success, with 85 athletes competing in Singles and Doubles events. I would like to thank the event team for all their hard work in ensuring the smooth running of this event, and all the Special Olympics volunteers who so generously gave of their time today. Also to the athletes, their clubs and families for preparing the athletes to such a high standard”
Finally many thanks to Cora Mulroy and all her staff at the Mayo Rollerbowl for their assistance on the day.
Following these events Team Connaught will be selected to compete at the 2018 Special Olympics Ireland Games.
Special Olympics Connaught provides year round sports training and competition for over 1,300 adults and children with intellectual disabilities in Galway, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo and Westmeath.
Over 30 sports competitions and development days are held annually in 13 Olympic type sports.
There are 73 Special Olympics clubs in the Connaught region.
The mission of Special Olympics is “to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with an intellectual disability, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community”.