By Special Olympics Ireland on 11/05/2017 14:18
This weeks profile we look at Niall. Quite shy once but his love for running evolved through Parkrun, which helped build up his confidence and achieve his goals.
By Special Olympics Ireland on 11/05/2017 13:21
This weeks profile we look at Niall. Quite shy once but his love for running evolved through Parkrun, which helped build up his confidence and achieve his goals.
By Special Olympics Ireland on 02/05/2017 15:20
 Northern Ireland is gearing up for Collection Day and it’s a family affair in Newry where Aoife Robb is co-ordinating the charity’s biggest annual fundraiser for Newry and surrounds.

“It is good to give something back sometimes,” says Aoife Robb and she’d know a thing or two about volunteering.

Ever since her sister Maeve joined Special Olympics in 2007, the entire Robb family has been involved with the organisation. Aoife’s background is in accounting, so she helps out with the finances and administration with Saddle and Reins and plays a major role with Collection Day in Newry.

It really is a family affair though. “Everyone gets roped in” says Aoife. While Maeve is excelling as an equestrian rider, father Bernard is Chairperson of the club.

For Aoife though, Collection Day is the big one.

“There are two main reasons why Collection Day is so important,” she says. , “one is awareness- with people collecting all over Ireland on the same day at the same time there is such a good atmosphere and it raises huge awareness.

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By Special Olympics Ireland on 11/05/2017 14:18
This weeks profile we look at Niall. Quite shy once but his love for running evolved through Parkrun, which helped build up his confidence and achieve his goals.
By Special Olympics Ireland on 11/05/2017 13:21
This weeks profile we look at Niall. Quite shy once but his love for running evolved through Parkrun, which helped build up his confidence and achieve his goals.
By Special Olympics Ireland on 02/05/2017 15:20
 Northern Ireland is gearing up for Collection Day and it’s a family affair in Newry where Aoife Robb is co-ordinating the charity’s biggest annual fundraiser for Newry and surrounds.

“It is good to give something back sometimes,” says Aoife Robb and she’d know a thing or two about volunteering.

Ever since her sister Maeve joined Special Olympics in 2007, the entire Robb family has been involved with the organisation. Aoife’s background is in accounting, so she helps out with the finances and administration with Saddle and Reins and plays a major role with Collection Day in Newry.

It really is a family affair though. “Everyone gets roped in” says Aoife. While Maeve is excelling as an equestrian rider, father Bernard is Chairperson of the club.

For Aoife though, Collection Day is the big one.

“There are two main reasons why Collection Day is so important,” she says. , “one is awareness- with people collecting all over Ireland on the same day at the same time there is such a good atmosphere and it raises huge awareness.

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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

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.