By Special Olympics Ireland on 25/11/2009 10:53

In June of this year Special Olympics Ireland teamed up with WEEE Ireland, the Irish compliance scheme for electrical and battery recycling, and leading retail group MACE, in an exciting initiative to raise funds for its life changing work.

By Special Olympics Ireland on 23/11/2009 10:54

Special Olympics athletes from Blackrock Flyers Special Olympics Club in Dublin welcomed a surprise guest to their club this evening. Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers took the opportunity, while in Dublin, to visit the club and meet some of the athletes

By Special Olympics Ireland on 13/11/2009 11:00

The Rebecca Davis Boutique in the Westbury Mall launched a limited edition bracelet in association with Special Olympics Ireland with the help of TV presenter Kathryn Thomas today. The smart red bracelet with gold clasp will retail at €25 and all proceeds will go towards Special Olympics Ireland’s ongoing programme for people with an intellectual disability. The Savana bracelet is available at the Rebecca Davis boutique in the Westbury Mall or online at www.rebeccadavis.com or www.specialolympics.ie and available at this weekend’s Off the Rails Show at the RDS.

By Special Olympics Ireland on 04/11/2009 11:01

O'Neills Irish International Sports Co. have recently been announced as Official Uniform Supplier to Special Olympics Ireland for next years 2010 Special Olympics Ireland Games to be held in Limerick. Speaking of the announcement, O'Neills Marketing Manager Cormac Farrell " O' Neills are delighted to have secured the kit supply contract for S.O.I. and look forward to working with the organisation. Our aim is to have all athletes kitted out with the best designed and quality apparel, which they truly deserve for their efforts. This contract is a timely boost to our 550 staff, in the current economic climate."

By Special Olympics Ireland on 01/11/2009 10:55

All of Ireland’s Sports organisations join together to ensure that: -There are no further cuts in Irish Sports Council funding -Sport remains a separate Government Department -The Sport Capital Programme is reinstated -The National Sports Campus is developed All of Irish sport has joined together in a campaign to highlight the importance of continued government funding of Irish sport. Sport in Ireland spoke with one voice as it delivered its submission to Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Mr Martin Cullen, TD, earlier today, Wednesday, 21 October, 2009. Joining forces in the campaign are the Federation of Irish Sports, GAA, FAI, IRFU, the GUI, the Olympic Council of Ireland, the Paralympic Council and Special Olympics Ireland. The Federation represents the governing bodies of 65 sports.

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By Special Olympics Ireland on 25/11/2009 10:53

In June of this year Special Olympics Ireland teamed up with WEEE Ireland, the Irish compliance scheme for electrical and battery recycling, and leading retail group MACE, in an exciting initiative to raise funds for its life changing work.

By Special Olympics Ireland on 23/11/2009 10:54

Special Olympics athletes from Blackrock Flyers Special Olympics Club in Dublin welcomed a surprise guest to their club this evening. Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers took the opportunity, while in Dublin, to visit the club and meet some of the athletes

By Special Olympics Ireland on 13/11/2009 11:00

The Rebecca Davis Boutique in the Westbury Mall launched a limited edition bracelet in association with Special Olympics Ireland with the help of TV presenter Kathryn Thomas today. The smart red bracelet with gold clasp will retail at €25 and all proceeds will go towards Special Olympics Ireland’s ongoing programme for people with an intellectual disability. The Savana bracelet is available at the Rebecca Davis boutique in the Westbury Mall or online at www.rebeccadavis.com or www.specialolympics.ie and available at this weekend’s Off the Rails Show at the RDS.

By Special Olympics Ireland on 04/11/2009 11:01

O'Neills Irish International Sports Co. have recently been announced as Official Uniform Supplier to Special Olympics Ireland for next years 2010 Special Olympics Ireland Games to be held in Limerick. Speaking of the announcement, O'Neills Marketing Manager Cormac Farrell " O' Neills are delighted to have secured the kit supply contract for S.O.I. and look forward to working with the organisation. Our aim is to have all athletes kitted out with the best designed and quality apparel, which they truly deserve for their efforts. This contract is a timely boost to our 550 staff, in the current economic climate."

By Special Olympics Ireland on 01/11/2009 10:55

All of Ireland’s Sports organisations join together to ensure that: -There are no further cuts in Irish Sports Council funding -Sport remains a separate Government Department -The Sport Capital Programme is reinstated -The National Sports Campus is developed All of Irish sport has joined together in a campaign to highlight the importance of continued government funding of Irish sport. Sport in Ireland spoke with one voice as it delivered its submission to Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Mr Martin Cullen, TD, earlier today, Wednesday, 21 October, 2009. Joining forces in the campaign are the Federation of Irish Sports, GAA, FAI, IRFU, the GUI, the Olympic Council of Ireland, the Paralympic Council and Special Olympics Ireland. The Federation represents the governing bodies of 65 sports.

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Contact Us

Special Olympics Connaught
The Gateway Building
North West Business Park Collooney
Sligo
T: 071-9118320
F: 071-9133335
E: connaught@specialolympics.ie

CONNAUGHT NEWS

2020 Special Olympics Winter Games-
Management Team Application

Special Olympics Connaught are now accepting applications for the 2020 Ireland Winter Games, Management Team. Deadline for the receipt of applications is 12pm on Wednesday 14th August. Please click on the following link for the application pack.




Current Volunteer Opportunities Available In Our Clubs RIGHT NOW!

 

 

**Please note that a general volunteer role will cover a number of tasks including: equipment set up and tear down; registration of athletes and volunteers; inducting new volunteers; supervision of athletes between activities; serving refreshments; supervising the tuck shop**

Galaxy Club Mullingar are looking for volunteers in Badminton, Swimming and Golf. Details are as follow; 
  • Badminton takes place on Tuesdays 10:15 AM to 11:15 at Mullingar tennis Club
  • Swimming takes place Wednesdays 2.45 to 3.30 at the pool in Mullingar Town Park.
  • Golf takes place at the Driving Range at Cullion Mullingar.
Volunteering times depend on the availability of the volunteer
.
 
The Galway Kayaking Special Olympics host friendly get together

The Galway Kayaking Special Olympics Club held an inter club activity last Sunday and invited clubs from Castlebar, Tullamore, and Mallow to join them for a morning of activities on the river followed by refreshments in the clubhouse.

Great fun was had and many friendships formed. The clubs are planning to travel to Mallow next Sept/Oct for another day of water activities.

A big thank you to the Galway Kayaking  Special Olympics Club for organising such a wonderful event. 



About the Connaught region

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.
Numerous 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”. 

Notice Board

Young Athlete Festival
Sligo Regional Sports Complex
Saturday 21st September
Contact: Kitty Tierney
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Athlete Leadership Workshop
Athlone
Saturday 28th September
Contact: Mary Ann McBrien 
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Coaching Children Course
Sligo Grammar School
Saturday 5th October
Contact: Kitty Tierney
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Keep in touch

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@ConnaughtSO 
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'Volunteers are priceless' 



Some of the local volunteers who assisted at 
the recent Kayaking event in Lough Rynn, Mohill

Many thanks to all the regional volunteers
who assisted at our events in 2019. As 
always without your assistance we could not 
deliver our sports programme.