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

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.