By Special Olympics Munster on 21/08/2015 13:42
WOMEN planning on running the Cork Mini Marathon are being urged to sign up for a unique training programme which includes fitness and nutrition tips ahead of the big event in September.

Movement – Make it Happen is being offered by Special Olympics Munster in association with fitness instructor Olga Dragon.

The bespoke “feel-good” programme includes three fitness sessions and a class on food and nutrition tips. The organisers are confident it will help participants feel their “absolute best” as they get ready for the marathon in the city on Sunday, September 27.

The three-week programme, beginning September 9, includes a 1-hour training session on Wednesday evenings at Kennedy Park near Cork city and an in-depth talk on food health and nutrition.

All of the proceeds go towards supporting Special Olympics Munster’s mission of changing the lives of people with an intellectual disability through their programme of sport and competition.

Lynda Foley, Regional Fundraising Coordinator...
By Special Olympics Munster on 14/08/2015 14:30
Team Ireland's Munster Athletes attended a reception in the SO Munster office where they were recognised for their achievements. Nine of thirteen athletes were there along with their families, friends, coaches, club representatives and volunteers. Local press attended the event and a online video and newspaper report was complied by Cork's Evening Echo (www.eveningecho.ie). Munster Regional Director - Eóin Ó Béara, Munster Committee Chairman - John Spillane and World Game Law enforcement Torch Runner Garda Michella Maloney all said a few words at the event and congratulated the athletes on their many ribbons and medals but more importantly of how well each athlete represented their families, clubs, SO Munster & Ireland. The Munster Athletes were presented with a framed photo of themselves at the World Games as a memento of their experiences at the World Games. 
By Special Olympics Munster on 04/08/2015 16:56

Laura Ahern, Glanmire, Co.Cork won Gold in the Uneven Bars, Gymnastics and also picked up a 4th place and 3x 5th place ribbons. Well done Laura!! (photo attached) John Deevy, Kilmeaden, Co.Waterford won his third medal of the World Games and added a Bronze to his collection in the Equestrian Working Trails. Well done again John!! Kelly Delaney, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary, topped up her collection and added a silver to her Bronze in badminton. Well done Kelly!! Brendan O'Connell, Tralee, Co.Kerry, won Gold in the pool in the 800m freestyle. Well done Brendan!! Brendan is featured in the Day 7 video: www.sportsfile.com/video/id/sportsfile_135157655/

Well done Team Ireland and our 13 Munster Athletes!! We are so proud of you!! 


By Special Olympics Munster on 04/08/2015 16:54

Paul Kirrane and Pat Rudderford, Ennis, Co.Clare won Bronze in gold and Trudy Hyland, Cork City, won a 4th place ribbon also in golf. Well done guys!! Paul is getting a taste for medals (see attached photo). Kelly Delaney, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary, won Bronze in badminton mixed doubles. Well done Kelly!! Sean Coleman, Youghal, Co.Cork. was back on the podium winning Silver in 25m freestyle swimming. Well done again Sean!!  On a fantastic day for Team Ireland a whopping total of 37 medals were amassed, bringing the overall total to 70 medals. Our 13 Munster athletes have won a brilliant 14 medals, still with one day to go.

Go Team Ireland!

By Special Olympics Munster on 04/08/2015 16:51

John Deevey, Kilmeaden, Co Waterford, who trains with Waterford Special Olympics Equestrian Club added a Gold in dressage to his bronze medal he won on Day 4. Another brilliant result John, Well done! Lisa O’Brien, Charleville, Co.Cork, Cope Foundation, won a fantastic 2 bronze at the 25m and 50m in Athletics. Well done Lisa!! Special mention also goes to Brendan O’Connell, Tralee, Kerry Stars Special Olympic Club, who won a 4th Place Ribbon in the 1,500m open water swim. Well done John!! 


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By Special Olympics Munster on 21/08/2015 13:42
WOMEN planning on running the Cork Mini Marathon are being urged to sign up for a unique training programme which includes fitness and nutrition tips ahead of the big event in September.

Movement – Make it Happen is being offered by Special Olympics Munster in association with fitness instructor Olga Dragon.

The bespoke “feel-good” programme includes three fitness sessions and a class on food and nutrition tips. The organisers are confident it will help participants feel their “absolute best” as they get ready for the marathon in the city on Sunday, September 27.

The three-week programme, beginning September 9, includes a 1-hour training session on Wednesday evenings at Kennedy Park near Cork city and an in-depth talk on food health and nutrition.

All of the proceeds go towards supporting Special Olympics Munster’s mission of changing the lives of people with an intellectual disability through their programme of sport and competition.

Lynda Foley, Regional Fundraising Coordinator...
By Special Olympics Munster on 14/08/2015 14:30
Team Ireland's Munster Athletes attended a reception in the SO Munster office where they were recognised for their achievements. Nine of thirteen athletes were there along with their families, friends, coaches, club representatives and volunteers. Local press attended the event and a online video and newspaper report was complied by Cork's Evening Echo (www.eveningecho.ie). Munster Regional Director - Eóin Ó Béara, Munster Committee Chairman - John Spillane and World Game Law enforcement Torch Runner Garda Michella Maloney all said a few words at the event and congratulated the athletes on their many ribbons and medals but more importantly of how well each athlete represented their families, clubs, SO Munster & Ireland. The Munster Athletes were presented with a framed photo of themselves at the World Games as a memento of their experiences at the World Games. 
By Special Olympics Munster on 04/08/2015 16:56

Laura Ahern, Glanmire, Co.Cork won Gold in the Uneven Bars, Gymnastics and also picked up a 4th place and 3x 5th place ribbons. Well done Laura!! (photo attached) John Deevy, Kilmeaden, Co.Waterford won his third medal of the World Games and added a Bronze to his collection in the Equestrian Working Trails. Well done again John!! Kelly Delaney, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary, topped up her collection and added a silver to her Bronze in badminton. Well done Kelly!! Brendan O'Connell, Tralee, Co.Kerry, won Gold in the pool in the 800m freestyle. Well done Brendan!! Brendan is featured in the Day 7 video: www.sportsfile.com/video/id/sportsfile_135157655/

Well done Team Ireland and our 13 Munster Athletes!! We are so proud of you!! 


By Special Olympics Munster on 04/08/2015 16:54

Paul Kirrane and Pat Rudderford, Ennis, Co.Clare won Bronze in gold and Trudy Hyland, Cork City, won a 4th place ribbon also in golf. Well done guys!! Paul is getting a taste for medals (see attached photo). Kelly Delaney, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary, won Bronze in badminton mixed doubles. Well done Kelly!! Sean Coleman, Youghal, Co.Cork. was back on the podium winning Silver in 25m freestyle swimming. Well done again Sean!!  On a fantastic day for Team Ireland a whopping total of 37 medals were amassed, bringing the overall total to 70 medals. Our 13 Munster athletes have won a brilliant 14 medals, still with one day to go.

Go Team Ireland!

By Special Olympics Munster on 04/08/2015 16:51

John Deevey, Kilmeaden, Co Waterford, who trains with Waterford Special Olympics Equestrian Club added a Gold in dressage to his bronze medal he won on Day 4. Another brilliant result John, Well done! Lisa O’Brien, Charleville, Co.Cork, Cope Foundation, won a fantastic 2 bronze at the 25m and 50m in Athletics. Well done Lisa!! Special mention also goes to Brendan O’Connell, Tralee, Kerry Stars Special Olympic Club, who won a 4th Place Ribbon in the 1,500m open water swim. Well done John!! 


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

CONNAUGHT NEWS

Are you interested in Coaching?
Introduction to Coaching Practices Course

Special Olympics Connaught are running an Intro to Coaching Practices course on Saturday 30th November in Galway. This is a 1-day course (09.00am-17.00pm) and is ideal for this interested in starting on their coaching journey with Special Olympics. For further information and to book a place on the course please click on the below link.




 

About the Connaught region

Special Olympics Connaught provides year round sports training and competition for over 1,082 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 Sligo 
Meeting  for interested  families and  volunteers.
Venue: 
Northside Resource Center, Forthill, Sligo.
Monday November 4th at 7pm.

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Athlete Leadership Forum
Connacht Hotel, Galway
Saturday 9th Nov

Contact: Mary Ann
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Intro to Coaching Practices
Ballinfoile/Castlegar Centre, Galway
Saturday 30th Nov

Contact: John or Annette 
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Swimming Cat 1 Event 
Sligo Regional Sports Complex
Wed 6th Nov

Contact: Annette

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Keep in touch

with Connaught on Twitter
@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.