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The Athlete Blog will follow the lives of several Special Olympics Athletes from a range of backgrounds
By soeditor on 4/9/2013 3:47 PM
    He was almost 92 years of age and very fond of me 
By so editor on 4/9/2013 3:37 PM
    You only have one life, live it, dream big and work at it until you get there 
By soeditor on 10/31/2012 3:10 PM
    Swimming training has started again after the summer break 
By so editor on 10/31/2012 3:02 PM
    I got the results from my Event Management Class and I am delighted with them! 
By so editor on 11/06/2012 13:28
    I've had such a busy couple of months between ALPs, Special Olympics clubs and my final project for my college course at Mary I in Limerick...
By so editor on 5/29/2012 11:25 AM
    During this time I have been studying Event Management in Stillorgan College of Further Education. By the next blog post I will have got my results and graduated. Our class has planned and organised the graduation ourselves. 
By so editor on 14/03/2012 10:50
     For a recent assignment in my Contemporary Living Course, I learnt about the Impressionist Paul Gauguin...
By so editor on 22/12/2011 21:57
     A new found love of reading and a great win over Bray Lakers
By soeditor on 12/22/2011 9:41 PM
     I sang with our group The Commitments at our Christmas Party
By so editor on 22/12/2011 21:30
    Helping North West Club to win the Basketball National Cup 
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My Grandad has gone to Heaven
Believing in Yourself!
Swimming Training and Hospital Visits
I Passed my Exams!!!
A Busy Couple of Months
College Work and Gizmo
Learning about Paul Gauguin
Great Win over Bray Lakers
Singing at our Christmas Party
National Basketball Cup
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Author:Created:5/17/2010 10:30 AMRssIcon
The Athlete Blog will follow the lives of several Special Olympics Athletes from a range of backgrounds
By soeditor on 4/9/2013 3:47 PM
    He was almost 92 years of age and very fond of me 
By so editor on 4/9/2013 3:37 PM
    You only have one life, live it, dream big and work at it until you get there 
By soeditor on 10/31/2012 3:10 PM
    Swimming training has started again after the summer break 
By so editor on 10/31/2012 3:02 PM
    I got the results from my Event Management Class and I am delighted with them! 
By so editor on 11/06/2012 13:28
    I've had such a busy couple of months between ALPs, Special Olympics clubs and my final project for my college course at Mary I in Limerick...
By so editor on 5/29/2012 11:25 AM
    During this time I have been studying Event Management in Stillorgan College of Further Education. By the next blog post I will have got my results and graduated. Our class has planned and organised the graduation ourselves. 
By so editor on 14/03/2012 10:50
     For a recent assignment in my Contemporary Living Course, I learnt about the Impressionist Paul Gauguin...
By so editor on 22/12/2011 21:57
     A new found love of reading and a great win over Bray Lakers
By soeditor on 12/22/2011 9:41 PM
     I sang with our group The Commitments at our Christmas Party
By so editor on 22/12/2011 21:30
    Helping North West Club to win the Basketball National Cup 
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Swimming Training and Hospital Visits
I Passed my Exams!!!
A Busy Couple of Months
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Learning about Paul Gauguin
Great Win over Bray Lakers
Singing at our Christmas Party
National Basketball Cup
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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

 Annual Regional Meeting

The 2019 Annual Regional Meeting of Special Olympics Connaught will be held on Thursday 26th March 2020 in Lough Rea Hotel, Loughrea, Co. Galway at 7.30pm.
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



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”. 

Chelsea Philps and Hugh Naughton - 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

A Civic Reception was held by Roscommon County Council in the Arts Centre in Roscommon Town on 4th December to recognise and honour the people of Roscommon for their recent success on the National and International stage. 

The awards were presented by the Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council Cllr. Pascal Fitzmaurice and Chief Executive Mr. Eugene Cummins. Photos courtesy of Glynns Photography, Castlerea






Signing with Lamh

Special Olympics coaches and volunteers teamed up with coaches and volunteers from Sligo Sport & Recreation Partnership and attended a Lamh communication introductory workshop led by experienced Lamh tutor Anita Loftus,  the workshop was a great introduction to using lamh sign language. 


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Volunteering Opportunities

Area 1 Bowling 
8th February Castlebar Bowling
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Area 2 Bowling

29th February Castlebar Bowling 
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Area 1 Equestrian 

4th March Mc Garrys Sligo
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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.