By Special Olympics Ireland on 09/06/2014 21:26
Dell and  Special Olympics Ireland recently launched a free smartphone app designed by the team at Dell to support the Special Olympics Ireland Games in Limerick from June 12th – 15th. The app works on android, with the iPhone version due for release closer to the Games, and has a range of exciting features including a location mapping function that enables users to identify where the different events are being held. The app also has a donation function which makes it easier than ever to donate to the Special Olympics. In addition the app allows users to keep updated on latest news around the games and information on all the participating athletes. The team at Dell Ireland is behind the innovative mobile application, which Special Olympics Ireland hopes will be instrumental in attracting lots of supporters to the games this summer in Limerick.

Matt English, CEO with Special...
By Eastern Admin on 6/6/2014 4:28 PM
The Launch of Team Eastern Region for the 2014 Special Olympics Ireland Games took place on Thursday, 5th June.  A photocall was held in Terminal Two of Dublin Airport to officially launch the team.  Liz Callery Regional Director for Special Olympics Eastern Region said: "The Dublin Airport launch was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Team Eastern Region; the athletes and coaches.  The commitement and dedication of the athletes, coaches and management team has been immense.  The very best of luck to all athletes in the Games"

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By Special Olympics Ireland on 09/06/2014 21:26
Dell and  Special Olympics Ireland recently launched a free smartphone app designed by the team at Dell to support the Special Olympics Ireland Games in Limerick from June 12th – 15th. The app works on android, with the iPhone version due for release closer to the Games, and has a range of exciting features including a location mapping function that enables users to identify where the different events are being held. The app also has a donation function which makes it easier than ever to donate to the Special Olympics. In addition the app allows users to keep updated on latest news around the games and information on all the participating athletes. The team at Dell Ireland is behind the innovative mobile application, which Special Olympics Ireland hopes will be instrumental in attracting lots of supporters to the games this summer in Limerick.

Matt English, CEO with Special...
By Eastern Admin on 6/6/2014 4:28 PM
The Launch of Team Eastern Region for the 2014 Special Olympics Ireland Games took place on Thursday, 5th June.  A photocall was held in Terminal Two of Dublin Airport to officially launch the team.  Liz Callery Regional Director for Special Olympics Eastern Region said: "The Dublin Airport launch was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Team Eastern Region; the athletes and coaches.  The commitement and dedication of the athletes, coaches and management team has been immense.  The very best of luck to all athletes in the Games"

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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.