By Special Olympics Munster on 29/10/2015 12:02

A big thank you to all our Munster crèches who participated in our Superhero Day 2015. Whether it was Batman, Superman, Buzz light year, Cinderella, Princess Fiona or Snow White, children dressed in their favourite costume to raise funds for Special Olympics and get into the Halloween spirit.

Please continue to send in your photos of the events so we can put them online to recognise all the great superheroes and princesses out there. Happy Halloween from everyone at Special Olympics Munster.

By Special Olympics Munster on 20/10/2015 14:37

Cork members of Team Ireland enjoyed a real thrill last Thursday when they got the chance to meet Olympic silver medal champion Sonia O'Sullivan.

O’Sullivan was in her native Cobh for a meet and greet with six athletes who represented Team Ireland at the recent World Games in Los Angeles.

School children lined the streets and cheered as the athletes made their way to the newly-erected statue of the runner.

The athletes, Laura Ahern, Aoife O'Sullivan, Sean Coleman, Lisa O'Brien, Colm Monahan and Trudy Hyland, also enjoyed a visit to the Cobh Heritage Centre.

Afterwards they took a boat trip to the Irish Naval base in Haulbowline where they were treated to a guided tour and were congratulated by the head of the Irish navy, Commodore Hugh Tully.

The day was organised by Special Olympics volunteer Frank O’Brien
By Special Olympics Munster on 13/10/2015 14:46

Munster Special Olympics hosted a coffee morning last Friday to give the local business community an opportunity to meet with some of our World Games athletes.

 

Aoife O’Sullivan from Ballinlough and Colm Monahan from Ballincollig attended the coffee morning complete with their kit and medals from the iconic Games in LA last July.

 

Staff and volunteers took up the challenge by baking a selection of delicious cakes for the event which raised more than €300 for Special Olympics.

 

Munster Rugby kindly donated a pair of tickets to the Munster V Connacht match in Thomond Park on November 28. They were won by Denise O’Donovan who works at Inhance Technology in Cleve Business Park on the Monohan road. 

By Special Olympics Munster on 09/10/2015 15:29

The six Cork Athletes who represented Team Ireland at the LA World Special Olympics Games were presented with a Garda Síochána ‘outstanding contribution’ award at Angelsea Street Garda Station last night. The trophies were presented by Superintendent Tom Myers on behalf of the Cork city Division to acknowledge the athletes achievements. World champion race walker Rob Heffernan was there as a special guest and congratulated the athletes on their achievements in LA. “You are spreading so much positivity wherever you go and you are an inspiration to us all,” he said.The athletes’ families as well as LA volunteers and coaches attended the reception.

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By Special Olympics Munster on 29/10/2015 12:02

A big thank you to all our Munster crèches who participated in our Superhero Day 2015. Whether it was Batman, Superman, Buzz light year, Cinderella, Princess Fiona or Snow White, children dressed in their favourite costume to raise funds for Special Olympics and get into the Halloween spirit.

Please continue to send in your photos of the events so we can put them online to recognise all the great superheroes and princesses out there. Happy Halloween from everyone at Special Olympics Munster.

By Special Olympics Munster on 20/10/2015 14:37

Cork members of Team Ireland enjoyed a real thrill last Thursday when they got the chance to meet Olympic silver medal champion Sonia O'Sullivan.

O’Sullivan was in her native Cobh for a meet and greet with six athletes who represented Team Ireland at the recent World Games in Los Angeles.

School children lined the streets and cheered as the athletes made their way to the newly-erected statue of the runner.

The athletes, Laura Ahern, Aoife O'Sullivan, Sean Coleman, Lisa O'Brien, Colm Monahan and Trudy Hyland, also enjoyed a visit to the Cobh Heritage Centre.

Afterwards they took a boat trip to the Irish Naval base in Haulbowline where they were treated to a guided tour and were congratulated by the head of the Irish navy, Commodore Hugh Tully.

The day was organised by Special Olympics volunteer Frank O’Brien
By Special Olympics Munster on 13/10/2015 14:46

Munster Special Olympics hosted a coffee morning last Friday to give the local business community an opportunity to meet with some of our World Games athletes.

 

Aoife O’Sullivan from Ballinlough and Colm Monahan from Ballincollig attended the coffee morning complete with their kit and medals from the iconic Games in LA last July.

 

Staff and volunteers took up the challenge by baking a selection of delicious cakes for the event which raised more than €300 for Special Olympics.

 

Munster Rugby kindly donated a pair of tickets to the Munster V Connacht match in Thomond Park on November 28. They were won by Denise O’Donovan who works at Inhance Technology in Cleve Business Park on the Monohan road. 

By Special Olympics Munster on 09/10/2015 15:29

The six Cork Athletes who represented Team Ireland at the LA World Special Olympics Games were presented with a Garda Síochána ‘outstanding contribution’ award at Angelsea Street Garda Station last night. The trophies were presented by Superintendent Tom Myers on behalf of the Cork city Division to acknowledge the athletes achievements. World champion race walker Rob Heffernan was there as a special guest and congratulated the athletes on their achievements in LA. “You are spreading so much positivity wherever you go and you are an inspiration to us all,” he said.The athletes’ families as well as LA volunteers and coaches attended the reception.

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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

Annual Regional Meeting

The 2018 Annual Regional Meeting of Special Olympics Connaught will be held on Thursday 11th April 2019 in Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon at 7.00pm.  All registered athletes, volunteers and family members are invited to attend.We look forward to seeing you on the night and should you require further information please contact the regional office.

Telephone: 071-9118320

Athletics Development Day


We held a very successful development day on Monday 4th March 2019 in the AIT Indoor arena. Just under 100 athletes were in attendance and took part in a variety of Run, Jump, & Throw stations with the emphasis on fun and getting everyone active. Thanks to all the local volunteers and the students from Athlone Community College who helped on the day to ensure all ran smoothly.



The highlight of the day was a team relay activity which all athletes participated in after lunch. A coaches pack with a variety of drills and activities will be forwarded to all after the event. 


Special Olympics Ireland Coaching Conference

The Special Olympics Ireland, All Ireland Coaching Conference will take place in Dublin City University (DCU) on Saturday 30th March. The theme for the conference is 'Coaching the Future' and is open to all volunteers. For further information or to book a place click here




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

Intro to Bocce Course
27th April, Bocce Sports Complex
Intro to Bocce Course
Contact John for further details
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Intro to Coaching Practices Course
6th April, Sligo Grammar School
Intro to Coaching Practices Course Form.pdf
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Roscommon Athletes set for World Summer Games' 




World Games Athletes
Chelsea Philips & Hugh Naughton pictured 
recently at fundraising event 
at Casey's Circle K Roscommon town