Special Olympics Ulster News
European Games 2014
ULSTER ATHLETES TAKE HOME SIXTEEN MEDALS AT SPECIAL OLYMPICS EUROPEAN GAMES
Special Olympics Ulster athlete Adam Smyth (18) from Lisburn, Co Antrim
Paul Gordon (37) from Omagh, Co. Tyrone won gold in 100m sprint; Michael Lafferty (20) from Drumalee, Co. Cavan picked up a gold medal in mini javelin and a bronze in athletics 200m run; Darren McClatchey (31) from Banbridge, Co. Down was awarded a gold and bronze medal for individual bocce events and a further bronze as part of the bocce men’s doubles team; Adam Smyth (18) from Lisburn took home a silver medal in badminton; swimmer, Dale Moore (18) from Dungannon Co. Tyrone won two silver medals (50m freestyle and 50m breaststroke) and a bronze in relay; Philomena Doherty (45) from Stranorlar, Co. Donegal won a gold in 3kg shotput event and a silver medal in the 100m walk; and Tony Lunny (29) from Banbridge, Co. Down clinched four bronze medals in gymnastics.
You can also view our full gallery of photos from before, during and after the Games on Flickr here.
A huge 'well done' to everyone involved!
Disability Pride 2014
On Saturday 20th September, 100 Special Olympics Ulster athletes, families and volunteers took part in the first ever 'Disability Pride' to take place in UK or Ireland.
Special Olympics Ulster joined hundreds of people with a disability who gathered in Belfast for the international event and family fun day to celebrate disability. Special Olympics Ulster Athlete Leader Michelle Coyne from Shimna Stars Special Olympics Club based in Newcastle, Co Down delivered a speech to the crowds that gathered in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Michelle helped to raise awareness of Special Olympics Ulster and encourage those to take part through registering as an athlete or volunteer.
For more photos of Disability Pride, please check Special Olympics Ulster Flickr