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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

Team Ulster Athletics Athlete Thomas McKnight
Team Ulster Athletics Athlete Thomas McKnight
Huge Congrats to Team Ulster at 2014 Ireland Games!!
Huge Congrats to Team Ulster at 2014 Ireland Games!!
Team Ulster Aquatics Squad
Team Ulster Aquatics Squad
Team Ulster Badminton athlete, Carole Catling
Team Ulster Badminton athlete, Carole Catling
Team Ulster Male Basketball Team
Team Ulster Male Basketball Team
Team Ulster Bocce Squad
Team Ulster Bocce Squad
2014 Ireland Games, Equestrian
2014 Ireland Games, Equestrian
Team Ulster, Kayaking Team
Team Ulster, Kayaking Team
Team Ulster Female Football Team
Team Ulster Female Football Team
Team Ulster Athletics Twins,Francis and Daniel McCrory
Team Ulster Athletics Twins,Francis and Daniel McCrory
Disability Pride 2014, Shimna Stars SOC athletes
Disability Pride 2014, Shimna Stars SOC athletes
Disability Pride 2014, Salto SOC athlete Jennifer Bennett
Disability Pride 2014, Salto SOC athlete Jennifer Bennett
Disability Pride 2014, North Down SOC athletes Stephen & Gemma
Disability Pride 2014, North Down SOC athletes Stephen & Gemma
Disability Pride 2014, Saddlle & Reins SOC
Disability Pride 2014, Saddlle & Reins SOC
 
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Charity Partner 2015

 

Special Olympics Ulster are delighted to have been selected as CastleCourt Shopping Centre, Belfast Charity Partner for 2015! Throughout the year we will be hosting a variety of events in CastleCourt Shopping Centre. Please contact the regional office for further information.



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