By Special Olympics Munster on 29/09/2015 10:55
The Basketball and Football Awards Night was held on Monday, 28th September at the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel in Cork. This was one of the biggest awards nights held with over 285 athletes, coaches and volunteers attending. Invited guests were treated to dinner before the Awards Ceremony. Johnson and Johnson were the sponsors on the night with many staff helping out. Athletes were presented their medals by Cork City player Dan Murray , FAI Development Officer Dave Bell and Munster Regional Director Eóin Ó Béara. All athletes had their team photographed on the night too. The night was topped off with music by DJ Ray Scully and the rest of the evening was danced away. 

Shaun Hennessy, Sport Regional Development Officer for Munster, said it was one of the most enjoyable nights he had and all who attended seemed to have a ball! 
By Special Olympics Ireland on 25/09/2015 10:59
The sixth annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS) Day, to be held on Saturday, 26 September 2015. Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day is an annual celebration of her life and a global call to action for people to live in a more unified society -- in sport, in the community and in the work place. By committing acts of inclusion, acceptance and unity for and with people with intellectual disabilities, we will continue to build on Eunice Kennedy Shriver's legacy. 26 September 2015, Special Olympics will commemorate Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day (EKS Day), bringing together people with and without intellectual disabilities to give ever new life to Eunice Kennedy Shriver's vision and to honor Mrs. Shriver's inspiration, impact and indomitable spirit.  Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day is celebrated around the world in an effort to honor her life and impact and share her story to inspire new fans. We hope to inspire people of all ages to follow her example and commit themselves to improving the world for people with intellectual disabilities....
By Special Olympics Ireland on 16/09/2015 10:09
ANNUAL AFFILIATION IS THE PROCESS BY WHICH ALL SPECIAL OLYMPICS CLUBS REGISTER EACH YEAR.

ANY CLUB WISHING TO AFFILIATE TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS IRELAND MUST MEET THE AFFILIATION CRITERIA AS SET OUT BY SPECIAL OLYMPICS IRELAND.  CLUBS ARE SENT AN AFFILIATION PACK VIA POST OR EMAIL INCLUDING FORMS AND AN INVOICE FOR THE AFFILIATION FEE.  CLUBS ARE REQUIRED TO FILL OUT ALL FORMS IN FULL AND RETURN BY THE 5TH OF OCTOBER 2015.   IN ADDITION TO THE COMPLETION OF THESE FORMS, CLUBS WILL NEED TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THEY HAVE APPROPRIATE STRUCTURES IN PLACE FOR THE OPERATION OF THE CLUB, INCLUDING A FULLY APPOINTED AND FUNCTIONING CLUB MANAGEMENT TEAM, APPROPRIATELY QUALIFIED COACH AND A TRAINED ATHLETE PROTECTION AND MEDICAL OFFICER IN PLACE

AFFILIATION ENTITLES CLUBS TO THE FOLLOWING:

INVITATION TO SPORTS DEVELOPMENT DAYS AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES, INCLUDING CLUB MANAGEMENT AND OTHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES E.G. CODE OF ETHICS, INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY ETC. PARTICIPATION IN AREA,...
By Special Olympics Munster on 14/09/2015 14:28
Be a Superhero for Special Olympics this Halloween Will you help support Special Olympics by getting your business, school or crèche to join us for Superhero Day which will take place across Ireland from the 20th to 31st October? It’s very simple. We’re asking that children and adults alike dress up as their favourite hero or in a Halloween costume and make a small donation to Special Olympics.  You choose the day and we provide a pack with all that you need in order to have a fantastic and fun Superhero Day.  2015 has been a monumental year for Special Olympics with Team Ireland winning an astounding 86 medal at the World Games in LA in July.  Whilst the 2015 Games was very much a core focus in recent months, the goal at Special Olympics is to see every person on the island of Ireland who has an intellectual disability given the opportunity to participate in a sport or a developmental activity of their choice in their local community. It is through the continued kindness of our donors that we are aided in...
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By Special Olympics Munster on 29/09/2015 10:55
The Basketball and Football Awards Night was held on Monday, 28th September at the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel in Cork. This was one of the biggest awards nights held with over 285 athletes, coaches and volunteers attending. Invited guests were treated to dinner before the Awards Ceremony. Johnson and Johnson were the sponsors on the night with many staff helping out. Athletes were presented their medals by Cork City player Dan Murray , FAI Development Officer Dave Bell and Munster Regional Director Eóin Ó Béara. All athletes had their team photographed on the night too. The night was topped off with music by DJ Ray Scully and the rest of the evening was danced away. 

Shaun Hennessy, Sport Regional Development Officer for Munster, said it was one of the most enjoyable nights he had and all who attended seemed to have a ball! 
By Special Olympics Ireland on 25/09/2015 10:59
The sixth annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS) Day, to be held on Saturday, 26 September 2015. Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day is an annual celebration of her life and a global call to action for people to live in a more unified society -- in sport, in the community and in the work place. By committing acts of inclusion, acceptance and unity for and with people with intellectual disabilities, we will continue to build on Eunice Kennedy Shriver's legacy. 26 September 2015, Special Olympics will commemorate Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day (EKS Day), bringing together people with and without intellectual disabilities to give ever new life to Eunice Kennedy Shriver's vision and to honor Mrs. Shriver's inspiration, impact and indomitable spirit.  Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day is celebrated around the world in an effort to honor her life and impact and share her story to inspire new fans. We hope to inspire people of all ages to follow her example and commit themselves to improving the world for people with intellectual disabilities....
By Special Olympics Ireland on 16/09/2015 10:09
ANNUAL AFFILIATION IS THE PROCESS BY WHICH ALL SPECIAL OLYMPICS CLUBS REGISTER EACH YEAR.

ANY CLUB WISHING TO AFFILIATE TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS IRELAND MUST MEET THE AFFILIATION CRITERIA AS SET OUT BY SPECIAL OLYMPICS IRELAND.  CLUBS ARE SENT AN AFFILIATION PACK VIA POST OR EMAIL INCLUDING FORMS AND AN INVOICE FOR THE AFFILIATION FEE.  CLUBS ARE REQUIRED TO FILL OUT ALL FORMS IN FULL AND RETURN BY THE 5TH OF OCTOBER 2015.   IN ADDITION TO THE COMPLETION OF THESE FORMS, CLUBS WILL NEED TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THEY HAVE APPROPRIATE STRUCTURES IN PLACE FOR THE OPERATION OF THE CLUB, INCLUDING A FULLY APPOINTED AND FUNCTIONING CLUB MANAGEMENT TEAM, APPROPRIATELY QUALIFIED COACH AND A TRAINED ATHLETE PROTECTION AND MEDICAL OFFICER IN PLACE

AFFILIATION ENTITLES CLUBS TO THE FOLLOWING:

INVITATION TO SPORTS DEVELOPMENT DAYS AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES, INCLUDING CLUB MANAGEMENT AND OTHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES E.G. CODE OF ETHICS, INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY ETC. PARTICIPATION IN AREA,...
By Special Olympics Munster on 14/09/2015 14:28
Be a Superhero for Special Olympics this Halloween Will you help support Special Olympics by getting your business, school or crèche to join us for Superhero Day which will take place across Ireland from the 20th to 31st October? It’s very simple. We’re asking that children and adults alike dress up as their favourite hero or in a Halloween costume and make a small donation to Special Olympics.  You choose the day and we provide a pack with all that you need in order to have a fantastic and fun Superhero Day.  2015 has been a monumental year for Special Olympics with Team Ireland winning an astounding 86 medal at the World Games in LA in July.  Whilst the 2015 Games was very much a core focus in recent months, the goal at Special Olympics is to see every person on the island of Ireland who has an intellectual disability given the opportunity to participate in a sport or a developmental activity of their choice in their local community. It is through the continued kindness of our donors that we are aided in...
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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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'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.