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Special Olympics Leinster
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Blanchardstown
Dublin 15

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About Special Olympics Leinster

Special Olympics Leinster provides year round sports training and competition to over 1,500 athletes with an intellectual disability.

The Region is divided into 2 areas - North and South Leinster covering counties Louth, Meath, Offaly, Laois, Kilkenny, Carlow, Wexford, Mid and South Kildare, South Wicklow and East Westmeath. 

Read more about us here
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2019 VOLUNTEER IN SPORTS AWARDS WINNERS

Congratulations to Mary Davitt, Shirley Mac Dermott and Yvonne Tierney on their 2019 Volunteer in Sports Awards.

The Volunteers in Sport Awards were created to recognise the contributions, commitment and dedication of the 450,000 volunteers who give their time to Irish sport every year. This equates to approximately 37.2 million hours of volunteering across Ireland’s 14,000 registered sports clubs and associations across country.

Mary Davitt - Meath:

Mary has been volunteering with Navan Arch Club for the past 14 years. She has been described as an angel, a friend and even a family member to many of the Club members. She has coached in many sports including Bocce, Table Tennis and Basketball. She had to upskill for all of these roles as coaches couldn't be recruited. Instead of the athletes having no sport to play she made sure that she was qualified to coach ensuring that the athletes could continue to train and compete.




Shirley Mac Dermott - Kildare:

Shirley has volunteered as an equestrian coach and official for over 40 years with Special Olympics Ireland and Riding for Disabled Association of Ireland. Shirley's initial involvement was as a coach but as the landscape for people with disabilities changed, Shirley has been at the forefront to ensure that new opportunities are available for all. Shirley has been a volunteer for Special Olympics in Event/Competition management, coaching, judging and officiating.



Yvonne Tierney - Offaly:

Yvonne has been volunteering with Ballinamere Special Olympics Club for 12 years where she is their only head swim coach. She has spent nearly 12 years training and teaching many children with special needs how to swim on a weekly basis. Ballinamere Special Olympics Club is the only club in the area that provides this opportunity for athletes and without coaches like Yvonne children would not have the opportunity to participate in such wonderful activities and events.




       


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UPCOMING EVENTS

Area Advancement Bocce

Tuesday October 29th and Wednesday October 30th 2019

The Hub, Cillin Hill, Co. Kilkenny

Contact: patrick.oreilly@specialolympics.ie for details


Area Advancement Swimming

Saturday November 23rd and Sunday November 24th 2019

The Curragh PE Facility, Naas, Co. Kildare

Contact: aoife.reilly@specialolympics.ie for details


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Ireland Winter World Games 2020

  



 The Games

Will take place from 20th - 22nd of March 2020 in Lagan Valley Leisure Centre, Lisburn and Craigavon Ski Centre, Silverwood

Training Sessions

The first Ireland Winter Games training session will take place on Saturday October 19th 2019 in the National Indoor Arena, Blanchardstown                 




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