By Special Olympics Munster on 16/03/2016 11:38
Special Olympics Munster is hosting the golf classic at the award-winning Deerpark Course at Fota Island on Monday May 30 to raise funds for the organisation. The exceptional course has, on three occasions, been the venue for the Irish Open. Prizes include a driver club signed by famed Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia as well as green fees for exceptional clubs throughout the province.

There are a number of ways in which people can support the golf classic – enter a team, sponsor a hole or donate a prize for the raffle which will take place in the clubhouse that evening.

A team of four costs €400 which includes golf and a meal in the clubhouse afterwards.

Companies can sponsor a hole for €100 and a sponsorship plaque containing the business details will be erected at the teebox.

Special Olympics is first and foremost a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability, but it provides athletes with far more than the physical benefits of sport.

It’s about fun, friendships...
By Special Olympics Munster on 14/03/2016 09:49
MORE than 40 people, including army, Gardaí and members of the Cork business community took part in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge event at Reardens Bar which raised more than €8,500 for Special Olympics Munster.

The brave participants took the plunge into ice-cold water in a custom-made dunk tank on Friday February 26th as part of the charity’s Polar Plunge campaign.

Special Olympics is a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability. Special Olympics Munster provides a sports programme for over 2,200 athletes throughout 63 clubs across the province.

In 2015, 88 athletes, including six from Cork, represented Team Ireland at the World Special Olympics Games in Los Angeles.  Officiated by US President Barrack Obama, it was the largest sporting and humanitarian anywhere in the world last year. Team Ireland brought home at total of 86 medals. The World Winter Games will take place in Austria in 2017.

Sergeant John O’Connor from Angelsea Street Garda Station...
By Special Olympics Munster on 09/03/2016 16:02
More than 70 people attended the Munster Special Olympics ARM in the Hibernian Hotel in Mallow last night.  Frank Fitzgerald was elected as new Chairman. Outgoing Chairman John Spillane who had held the position for six years was presented with three Special Olympics medals by Director of Sport Francis Kavanagh in recognition of his contribution. A minutes silence was observed to remember the athletes and coaches who had passed during the year and a board of remembrance was erected in their honour. Guest speakers including Cork Special Olympics athlete Wayne O’Callaghan and Waterford cancer specialist Miriam O’Connor. Wayne spoke about how he guided the Irish football team to a gold medal at the 2014 European Games. In an interview with volunteer Charlotte Donnelly, Miriam told how she will run six marathons in six days though the Sahara Desert this April in what has been described as the toughest footrace on earth to raise funds for Special Olympics Munster.

Five Munster LA Games attended to ARM and...
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By Special Olympics Munster on 16/03/2016 11:38
Special Olympics Munster is hosting the golf classic at the award-winning Deerpark Course at Fota Island on Monday May 30 to raise funds for the organisation. The exceptional course has, on three occasions, been the venue for the Irish Open. Prizes include a driver club signed by famed Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia as well as green fees for exceptional clubs throughout the province.

There are a number of ways in which people can support the golf classic – enter a team, sponsor a hole or donate a prize for the raffle which will take place in the clubhouse that evening.

A team of four costs €400 which includes golf and a meal in the clubhouse afterwards.

Companies can sponsor a hole for €100 and a sponsorship plaque containing the business details will be erected at the teebox.

Special Olympics is first and foremost a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability, but it provides athletes with far more than the physical benefits of sport.

It’s about fun, friendships...
By Special Olympics Munster on 14/03/2016 09:49
MORE than 40 people, including army, Gardaí and members of the Cork business community took part in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge event at Reardens Bar which raised more than €8,500 for Special Olympics Munster.

The brave participants took the plunge into ice-cold water in a custom-made dunk tank on Friday February 26th as part of the charity’s Polar Plunge campaign.

Special Olympics is a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability. Special Olympics Munster provides a sports programme for over 2,200 athletes throughout 63 clubs across the province.

In 2015, 88 athletes, including six from Cork, represented Team Ireland at the World Special Olympics Games in Los Angeles.  Officiated by US President Barrack Obama, it was the largest sporting and humanitarian anywhere in the world last year. Team Ireland brought home at total of 86 medals. The World Winter Games will take place in Austria in 2017.

Sergeant John O’Connor from Angelsea Street Garda Station...
By Special Olympics Munster on 09/03/2016 16:02
More than 70 people attended the Munster Special Olympics ARM in the Hibernian Hotel in Mallow last night.  Frank Fitzgerald was elected as new Chairman. Outgoing Chairman John Spillane who had held the position for six years was presented with three Special Olympics medals by Director of Sport Francis Kavanagh in recognition of his contribution. A minutes silence was observed to remember the athletes and coaches who had passed during the year and a board of remembrance was erected in their honour. Guest speakers including Cork Special Olympics athlete Wayne O’Callaghan and Waterford cancer specialist Miriam O’Connor. Wayne spoke about how he guided the Irish football team to a gold medal at the 2014 European Games. In an interview with volunteer Charlotte Donnelly, Miriam told how she will run six marathons in six days though the Sahara Desert this April in what has been described as the toughest footrace on earth to raise funds for Special Olympics Munster.

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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.