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By Special Olympics Ireland on 01/02/2010 11:14

Martin Cullen TD, Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism today (24 February 2010) recognised the contribution that over 400,000 people give to Irish sport through voluntary involvement with sports clubs and organisations all over Ireland. “Without this generous commitment the contribution that sport makes in our local communities would not happen,” said Minister Cullen.  Twelve such volunteers were honoured today at a special ceremony – the 2009 National Awards to Volunteers in Irish Sport - in Farmleigh.


By Special Olympics Ireland on 01/02/2010 11:13

Sporting Heroes Line out to Support Special Olympics Ulster Collection Day

Thursday 18th February 2010: Sports stars Mickey Harte, David Humphreys, Simon Best and broadcasting legend Gerry Kelly today attended the launch of the 2010 Collection Day in aid of Special Olympics, which hopes to raise £250,000 on April  23rd. The purpose of the launch, which took place in The Hilton Hotel in Belfast, was to  ask the people of Northern Ireland to get involved in the collection day on April 23rd, either by volunteering or donating on the day.

By Special Olympics Ireland on 01/02/2010 11:12

2010 Annual General Meeting of Special Olympics Ireland

The 2010 Annual General Meeting of Special Olympics Ireland will be held at 1pm on Saturday, 22nd May 2010 at the Red Cow Moran Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin 22.

By Special Olympics Ireland on 01/02/2010 11:11

Prince Albert II of Monaco joins European business leaders in promoting inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities.  

Forum Maps out Strategy for Special Olympics to Reach More Children & Adults with Intellectual Disabilities across Europe and Central Asia

 Friday, February 5th, 2010: How can Special Olympics overcome financial hurdles to reach more children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Europe and Central Asia, was the main topic for discussion at a business leaders forum in Monaco today (Friday, February 5th) hosted by Special Olympics Monaco under the honouree Presidency and presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, and which brought together some of Europe’s leading entrepreneurs and philanthropists all actively involved in the Special Olympics movement.

By Special Olympics Ireland on 01/01/2010 11:07

Bringing together Athletes, Volunteers and Fans of the Movement from around Europe/Eurasia

Tuesday January 26th, 2010 – Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia (SOEE) has recently redesigned its website,, to bring together an online community of athletes, volunteers and fans of the movement; promoting respect, acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities.

By Special Olympics Ireland on 01/01/2010 11:04

Volunteer Vacancies

If you are a registered volunteer with a current volunteer ID card, please contact your regional volunteer support centre or the Central Office Volunteer Support Centre for further details on any of the jobs featured.

  • Connaught
  • Eastern Region
  • Leinster
  • Munster
  • Ulster Central Office Support Centre & all-Island vacancies
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.

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