By Special Olympics Ireland on 20/02/2014 17:31
This Friday, 11th April marks Special Olympics Ireland's Annual Charity Collection Day. We have 3,000 volunteers across 200 towns in Ireland helping us to raise essential funds. 
It's not too late to get involved! You can visit our web page here: http://www.specialolympics.ie/WAYSTOGIVE/2014COLLECTIONDAY.aspx to Volunteer in your local town.

If you would like to organise a coffee morning in your place of work, home or community centre, please email collectionday@specialolympics.ie for a support pack.

We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to the army of volunteers who have already answered the call and signed up and we welcome any new supporters.

Don't forget, you'll also go into a draw to win 2 tickets to see Garth Brooks this July in Croke Park! - Terms and Conditions apply. 

Folllow us on Twitter @SOIreland using #CollectionDay or on Facebook at ww.Facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsIreland

Thank You
By Special Olympics Munster on 17/02/2014 14:13

The 2014 Special Olympics Ireland Games will be held in Limerick from 12th to 15th June 2014. Special Olympics Munster wishes to appoint a Volunteer Basketball Head Coach to prepare and manage the team before and during the Games. Invitations are invited from interested registered volunteers to apply to be part of the team.

If you are interested in filling this role please download the resource pack which contains the role description and application form. Completed application forms should be returned by Monday, February 24th. These can be returned by email to Elaine.williams@specialolympics.ie or by post to Special Olympics Munster, Unit 3 Cleve Business Park, Monahan Road, Cork.

By Special Olympics Connaught on 2/17/2014 11:59 AM
Over one hundred people representing all sectors of the community were in attendance at the recent launch of the An Post Tour of Sligo 2014 by John Treacy Chief Executive of the Irish Sports Council.
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By Special Olympics Ireland on 20/02/2014 17:31
This Friday, 11th April marks Special Olympics Ireland's Annual Charity Collection Day. We have 3,000 volunteers across 200 towns in Ireland helping us to raise essential funds. 
It's not too late to get involved! You can visit our web page here: http://www.specialolympics.ie/WAYSTOGIVE/2014COLLECTIONDAY.aspx to Volunteer in your local town.

If you would like to organise a coffee morning in your place of work, home or community centre, please email collectionday@specialolympics.ie for a support pack.

We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to the army of volunteers who have already answered the call and signed up and we welcome any new supporters.

Don't forget, you'll also go into a draw to win 2 tickets to see Garth Brooks this July in Croke Park! - Terms and Conditions apply. 

Folllow us on Twitter @SOIreland using #CollectionDay or on Facebook at ww.Facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsIreland

Thank You
By Special Olympics Munster on 17/02/2014 14:13

The 2014 Special Olympics Ireland Games will be held in Limerick from 12th to 15th June 2014. Special Olympics Munster wishes to appoint a Volunteer Basketball Head Coach to prepare and manage the team before and during the Games. Invitations are invited from interested registered volunteers to apply to be part of the team.

If you are interested in filling this role please download the resource pack which contains the role description and application form. Completed application forms should be returned by Monday, February 24th. These can be returned by email to Elaine.williams@specialolympics.ie or by post to Special Olympics Munster, Unit 3 Cleve Business Park, Monahan Road, Cork.

By Special Olympics Connaught on 2/17/2014 11:59 AM
Over one hundred people representing all sectors of the community were in attendance at the recent launch of the An Post Tour of Sligo 2014 by John Treacy Chief Executive of the Irish Sports Council.
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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
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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.