By Special Olympics Ireland on 30/03/2011 15:36

From 11th April  - 15th April, Spin 1038 DJ Brian Maher will run 126 miles from Limerick to Dublin over 5 days - 1 mile for every athlete on Team Ireland!

By Special Olympics Munster on 29/03/2011 15:45

A Golf Development Day was held on Tuesday March 22nd in Doneraile Golf Club. This day was aimed at Skills athletes that may be intrested or ready for progression to Level 2 or Level 4 golf. 19 athletes took part in the event which saw them play 9 holes on the course. The day was enjoyed by athletes and coaches alike special thanks to all the clubs that participated and in particular to Doneraile Golf Club who hosted the event as well as our regional Golf co-ordinator, Michael Forde.

By Special Olympics Munster on 29/03/2011 13:26

Retired and serving members of an Garda Siochana from the Bruff Garda District completed the Mangerton Mountain Climb raising much needed funds to support the athletes of Bruff All Stars Special Olympics Club.

 

By SportsAdmin on 3/29/2011 8:17 AM

The men's and women's national football cups will take place in St.Joseph's boys f.c Sallynoggin, County Dublin on the 7th May

By Eastern Admin on 3/28/2011 9:44 AM

Check out some of the pictures from the Eastern Region Athletics Throws Workshop held on 10th March at Irishtown Stadium.

By Eastern Admin on 3/28/2011 9:20 AM

Jenny Hendrick - MATP coach with Blue Dolphins Special Oympcis Club and member of Eastern Region Sports Team writes about the MATP Workshop held in Islandbridge on the 8th March 2011 to introduce six new activities into the programme. 

By Eastern Admin on 3/28/2011 9:15 AM

14 Coaches from 4 regions came together for the first Artistic Gymnastics workshop of 2011.

By Special Olympics Munster on 25/03/2011 16:01

There was great excitement at the City Hall on Tuesday 22nd of March as the Lord Mayor Cllr Michael O’Connell met Diarmuid O’Leary, Clodagh Kilcullen, Sheila Sheehan and Audrey Galvin who are all competing in the Special Olympics World Games in Athens this year. They were joined by Cork Rose Laura Mitchell, Cork G.A.A Star Nicholas Murphy, Cork City F.C Manager Tommy Dunne and Cork City F.C. player Gavin Kavanagh who all lent their support to the Special Olympics Ireland National Collection Day which will take place in the city on Friday 15th April.

By Special Olympics Connaught on 3/25/2011 11:29 AM

On Wednesday February 16th

By Eastern Admin on 3/22/2011 3:33 PM

4 teams from the Eastern Region finally took part in the National Basketball cup on March 5th in Sallynoggin, after the event was postponed due to weather before Christmas.

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By Special Olympics Ireland on 30/03/2011 15:36

From 11th April  - 15th April, Spin 1038 DJ Brian Maher will run 126 miles from Limerick to Dublin over 5 days - 1 mile for every athlete on Team Ireland!

By Special Olympics Munster on 29/03/2011 15:45

A Golf Development Day was held on Tuesday March 22nd in Doneraile Golf Club. This day was aimed at Skills athletes that may be intrested or ready for progression to Level 2 or Level 4 golf. 19 athletes took part in the event which saw them play 9 holes on the course. The day was enjoyed by athletes and coaches alike special thanks to all the clubs that participated and in particular to Doneraile Golf Club who hosted the event as well as our regional Golf co-ordinator, Michael Forde.

By Special Olympics Munster on 29/03/2011 13:26

Retired and serving members of an Garda Siochana from the Bruff Garda District completed the Mangerton Mountain Climb raising much needed funds to support the athletes of Bruff All Stars Special Olympics Club.

 

By SportsAdmin on 3/29/2011 8:17 AM

The men's and women's national football cups will take place in St.Joseph's boys f.c Sallynoggin, County Dublin on the 7th May

By Eastern Admin on 3/28/2011 9:44 AM

Check out some of the pictures from the Eastern Region Athletics Throws Workshop held on 10th March at Irishtown Stadium.

By Eastern Admin on 3/28/2011 9:20 AM

Jenny Hendrick - MATP coach with Blue Dolphins Special Oympcis Club and member of Eastern Region Sports Team writes about the MATP Workshop held in Islandbridge on the 8th March 2011 to introduce six new activities into the programme. 

By Eastern Admin on 3/28/2011 9:15 AM

14 Coaches from 4 regions came together for the first Artistic Gymnastics workshop of 2011.

By Special Olympics Munster on 25/03/2011 16:01

There was great excitement at the City Hall on Tuesday 22nd of March as the Lord Mayor Cllr Michael O’Connell met Diarmuid O’Leary, Clodagh Kilcullen, Sheila Sheehan and Audrey Galvin who are all competing in the Special Olympics World Games in Athens this year. They were joined by Cork Rose Laura Mitchell, Cork G.A.A Star Nicholas Murphy, Cork City F.C Manager Tommy Dunne and Cork City F.C. player Gavin Kavanagh who all lent their support to the Special Olympics Ireland National Collection Day which will take place in the city on Friday 15th April.

By Special Olympics Connaught on 3/25/2011 11:29 AM

On Wednesday February 16th

By Eastern Admin on 3/22/2011 3:33 PM

4 teams from the Eastern Region finally took part in the National Basketball cup on March 5th in Sallynoggin, after the event was postponed due to weather before Christmas.

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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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@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.