Special Olympics Connaught offers the following sports, Aquatics, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Kayaking, Pitch and Putt, Table Tennis and Motor Activities Training Programme

Within the sports programme we provide competition on a yearly basis.  The competition calendar operates on a 4 year cycle as follows: Area events, Regional events, Ireland Games and World Games.  Athletes must compete at the first level of advancement in each sport in any given cycle to be eligible to advance.  Please see the Quick Guide to Competition for further information.

We typically offer 1-2 competition opportunities per year in each of the above sports.  We also run a variety of leagues in football, basketball, bowling and bocce which offer additional competition. We do encourage clubs to organise "inter club activities" (see Inter Club Guide) to supplement competition during the year if they wish to do so.

Coaching and Training

Coaches are absolutely essential to Special Olympics Connaught. Without you, the programme simply cannot operate effectively. As a coach, you provide athletes with encouragement, guidance and technical support to help athletes reach their full potential.

Special Olympics Connaught run a number of coaching courses throughout the year accross the region for both new and existing coaches.  If you enjoy coaching and want to improve your knowledge and skills why not click on any of the links below for further information or to  book a place.

Introduction to Coaching Practices

Booking form for Introduction to Coaching Practices Course

Introduction to Bocce 

Golf Leader Training

Sport Specific NGB training

Introduction to Intellectual Disability

Sports Coaching Guides - click into each sport on the main sports page to find out more about coaching and rules for that sport.

Intellectual Disability Module Overview

Contact Us:

For further information or queries in relation to sport please contact:

John McNaboe

Regional Development Officer

Tel: (0) 71 9118320
Fax: (0) 71 9133335
Mobile. +353 (0) 86 8366250

Kayaking Training Day 2015