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Special Olympics Ireland News
By Special Olympics Ireland on 11/12/2009 10:36

Bobby Kerr, Insomnia Coffee Company CEO, took time out for a coffee date today with Matt English, Special Olympics Ireland CEO, Eamon Keane from Newstalk and Special Olympics athletes Robert Ennis and Linda Clowry to announce details of a very special initiative in aid of Special Olympics Ireland.

By Special Olympics Ireland on 09/12/2009 10:41

On Saturday 5th December 2009 a number of Basket Ball teams from all over Ireland travelled to DublinCityUniversity to take part in the Inaugural Special Olympics Ireland Basketball Cup Competition. Eight Special Olympics Ireland Basketball teams competed on the day in the hope of taking home the prestigious INTO sponsored Sean Brosnahan Memorial Cup. The event, which took place in order to mark the 6th Annual Special Olympics Europe Eurasia Celebration of Basketball week, was a great success.

By Special Olympics Ireland on 01/12/2009 10:43

Carton House recently played host to a very exciting day in the history of Special Olympics Golf. With representatives from Junior Golf Ireland, the Professional Golfers Association (Ireland), the Golfing Union of Ireland, the Ladies Golfing Union and Special Olympics Ireland athletes and coaches in attendance, the first ever Special Olympics Golf Leader Course and manual was launched.

By Special Olympics Ireland on 01/12/2009 10:12

Special Olympics Ireland received an invitation to send two golfers to Taiwan to partake in a level 5 (18 hole) golf tournament which took place in Taiwan early in October.

By Special Olympics Ireland on 01/12/2009 10:08

In 1995 Aine Hickey attended the Special Olympics World Games in Connecticut U.S.A. with her son Brian.   Whilst there, she was very impressed by the organisation and the degree of parental involvement with the athletes and wondered about the possibility of starting something similar in Ireland

By Special Olympics Ireland on 25/11/2009 10:53

In June of this year Special Olympics Ireland teamed up with WEEE Ireland, the Irish compliance scheme for electrical and battery recycling, and leading retail group MACE, in an exciting initiative to raise funds for its life changing work.

By Special Olympics Ireland on 23/11/2009 10:54

Special Olympics athletes from Blackrock Flyers Special Olympics Club in Dublin welcomed a surprise guest to their club this evening. Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers took the opportunity, while in Dublin, to visit the club and meet some of the athletes

By Special Olympics Ireland on 13/11/2009 11:00

The Rebecca Davis Boutique in the Westbury Mall launched a limited edition bracelet in association with Special Olympics Ireland with the help of TV presenter Kathryn Thomas today. The smart red bracelet with gold clasp will retail at €25 and all proceeds will go towards Special Olympics Ireland’s ongoing programme for people with an intellectual disability. The Savana bracelet is available at the Rebecca Davis boutique in the Westbury Mall or online at or and available at this weekend’s Off the Rails Show at the RDS.

By Special Olympics Ireland on 04/11/2009 11:01

O'Neills Irish International Sports Co. have recently been announced as Official Uniform Supplier to Special Olympics Ireland for next years 2010 Special Olympics Ireland Games to be held in Limerick. Speaking of the announcement, O'Neills Marketing Manager Cormac Farrell " O' Neills are delighted to have secured the kit supply contract for S.O.I. and look forward to working with the organisation. Our aim is to have all athletes kitted out with the best designed and quality apparel, which they truly deserve for their efforts. This contract is a timely boost to our 550 staff, in the current economic climate."

By Special Olympics Ireland on 01/11/2009 10:55

All of Ireland’s Sports organisations join together to ensure that: -There are no further cuts in Irish Sports Council funding -Sport remains a separate Government Department -The Sport Capital Programme is reinstated -The National Sports Campus is developed All of Irish sport has joined together in a campaign to highlight the importance of continued government funding of Irish sport. Sport in Ireland spoke with one voice as it delivered its submission to Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Mr Martin Cullen, TD, earlier today, Wednesday, 21 October, 2009. Joining forces in the campaign are the Federation of Irish Sports, GAA, FAI, IRFU, the GUI, the Olympic Council of Ireland, the Paralympic Council and Special Olympics Ireland. The Federation represents the governing bodies of 65 sports.

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