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News stories from the Eastern Region
By Eastern Admin on 6/6/2014 4:28 PM
The Launch of Team Eastern Region for the 2014 Special Olympics Ireland Games took place on Thursday, 5th June.  A photocall was held in Terminal Two of Dublin Airport to officially launch the team.  Liz Callery Regional Director for Special Olympics Eastern Region said: "The Dublin Airport launch was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Team Eastern Region; the athletes and coaches.  The commitement and dedication of the athletes, coaches and management team has been immense.  The very best of luck to all athletes in the Games"

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By Eastern Admin on 5/14/2014 2:48 PM
Congratulations to Sports Club 15 who celebrated their clubs 10 year anniversary last Saturday, 10th May.  They definitely celebrated in style at Weston Airport where athletes and some of the clubs volunteers got the chance to enjoy a flight from the airport.  Well done to all those who volunteered from Weston and from Sports Club 15 to mark the occasion in such a memorable way.  Have a look at some of the photos below.

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By Eastern Admin on 5/7/2014 2:41 PM
The Eastern Region Aquatics Category 3 Non Advancement Event took place in Trinity College Pool on Sunday, 27th April.  Have a look below for a slideshow of photos. ...
By Eastern Admin on 3/21/2014 2:18 PM
The Official Launch of Swords Basketball SOC took place on Sunday February 23rd in ALSAA Sports Centre.
By Eastern Admin on 3/12/2014 10:26 AM
The Special Olympics Eastern Region Aquatics League Final took place in Sportsco, Ringsend on March 9th 2014. The aquatics league has been running since October 2013. Teams competed within their areas throughout the season and the winning team from each Area qualified for the Finals Day. Competing on the day and representing their areas in the Final were Area 1: Viking Swimmers Area 2: The Jets Area 3: Phoenix Flyers Phoenix Flyers won on the day with the highest points tally after the 18 well contested races. Viking Swimmers finished second with The Jets finishing in a close third on the day. Well done to all the athletes who displayed great technical ability and physical fitness on the day. A huge thank you is extended to all the Head Coaches and volunteers who worked hard to keep the league running this season. Please check out the photographs from the League Finals Day below.

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By Eastern Admin on 3/12/2014 10:14 AM
Lucan Special Olympics Club were the first from the Eastern Region to launch floorball on the 25th February.  Have a look at some of the pictures below.  To find out more about Floorball click here.

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By Eastern Admin on 3/11/2014 12:41 PM

447 Athletes will be representing the Eastern Region in Ireland Games 2014 taking place in Limerick from 12th - 15th June.  You can click on the sports listed below to see some of the athletes competing and learn a bit more about how they became involved in Special Olympics, how they are preparing for the games and what it means to them.

Aquatics
Athletics
Badminton

By Eastern Admin on 3/11/2014 12:05 PM
Below you can read about some of our Ireland Games Badminton Athletes; how they became involved in Special Olympics, how they are preparing for the games and what it means to them. Click on their names to read their profiles:Conor James O'BrienDean ColemanJonathan DeeringOlivia NicLochlainnSean O'Farrell

By Eastern Admin on 3/11/2014 10:37 AM
Below you can read about some of our Ireland Games Athletics Athletes; How they became involved in Special Olympics, how they are preparing for the games and what it means to them. Click on their names to read their profile:Ashwin MaliyakalBenjamin HillardBernadette (Queenie) DunneBert CosterConor Mahon...
By Eastern Admin on 3/11/2014 10:17 AM
Below you can read about some of our Ireland Games Aquatics Athletes; how they became involved in Special Olympics, how they are preparing for the games and what it means to them.  Click on their names to read their profiles:Adrienne HorganAlva KiberdDavid BennettGary McEnroeHannah Warner...
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News stories from the Eastern Region
By Eastern Admin on 6/6/2014 4:28 PM
The Launch of Team Eastern Region for the 2014 Special Olympics Ireland Games took place on Thursday, 5th June.  A photocall was held in Terminal Two of Dublin Airport to officially launch the team.  Liz Callery Regional Director for Special Olympics Eastern Region said: "The Dublin Airport launch was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Team Eastern Region; the athletes and coaches.  The commitement and dedication of the athletes, coaches and management team has been immense.  The very best of luck to all athletes in the Games"

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By Eastern Admin on 5/14/2014 2:48 PM
Congratulations to Sports Club 15 who celebrated their clubs 10 year anniversary last Saturday, 10th May.  They definitely celebrated in style at Weston Airport where athletes and some of the clubs volunteers got the chance to enjoy a flight from the airport.  Well done to all those who volunteered from Weston and from Sports Club 15 to mark the occasion in such a memorable way.  Have a look at some of the photos below.

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By Eastern Admin on 5/7/2014 2:41 PM
The Eastern Region Aquatics Category 3 Non Advancement Event took place in Trinity College Pool on Sunday, 27th April.  Have a look below for a slideshow of photos. ...
By Eastern Admin on 3/21/2014 2:18 PM
The Official Launch of Swords Basketball SOC took place on Sunday February 23rd in ALSAA Sports Centre.
By Eastern Admin on 3/12/2014 10:26 AM
The Special Olympics Eastern Region Aquatics League Final took place in Sportsco, Ringsend on March 9th 2014. The aquatics league has been running since October 2013. Teams competed within their areas throughout the season and the winning team from each Area qualified for the Finals Day. Competing on the day and representing their areas in the Final were Area 1: Viking Swimmers Area 2: The Jets Area 3: Phoenix Flyers Phoenix Flyers won on the day with the highest points tally after the 18 well contested races. Viking Swimmers finished second with The Jets finishing in a close third on the day. Well done to all the athletes who displayed great technical ability and physical fitness on the day. A huge thank you is extended to all the Head Coaches and volunteers who worked hard to keep the league running this season. Please check out the photographs from the League Finals Day below.

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By Eastern Admin on 3/12/2014 10:14 AM
Lucan Special Olympics Club were the first from the Eastern Region to launch floorball on the 25th February.  Have a look at some of the pictures below.  To find out more about Floorball click here.

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By Eastern Admin on 3/11/2014 12:41 PM

447 Athletes will be representing the Eastern Region in Ireland Games 2014 taking place in Limerick from 12th - 15th June.  You can click on the sports listed below to see some of the athletes competing and learn a bit more about how they became involved in Special Olympics, how they are preparing for the games and what it means to them.

Aquatics
Athletics
Badminton

By Eastern Admin on 3/11/2014 12:05 PM
Below you can read about some of our Ireland Games Badminton Athletes; how they became involved in Special Olympics, how they are preparing for the games and what it means to them. Click on their names to read their profiles:Conor James O'BrienDean ColemanJonathan DeeringOlivia NicLochlainnSean O'Farrell

By Eastern Admin on 3/11/2014 10:37 AM
Below you can read about some of our Ireland Games Athletics Athletes; How they became involved in Special Olympics, how they are preparing for the games and what it means to them. Click on their names to read their profile:Ashwin MaliyakalBenjamin HillardBernadette (Queenie) DunneBert CosterConor Mahon...
By Eastern Admin on 3/11/2014 10:17 AM
Below you can read about some of our Ireland Games Aquatics Athletes; how they became involved in Special Olympics, how they are preparing for the games and what it means to them.  Click on their names to read their profiles:Adrienne HorganAlva KiberdDavid BennettGary McEnroeHannah Warner...
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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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'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.