By Special Olympics Ireland on 23/03/2017 14:53
Today has been a busy day so far for Team Ireland’s floorballers with both teams in playoff action.
In the first game of the day, Sweden overcame Team 1 to advance to the Final. A spectacular solo effort by Joe McCarthy in the second half will give confidence to Team Ireland...
By Special Olympics Ireland on 22/03/2017 19:27
The floorballers of Team 2 put in a stirring performance against Bharat in their group game. Despite the ball rarely leaving the opposition half, Bharat’s huge defensive effort and brilliant goalkeeping proved to be the difference between the two sides.
Team Ireland started brightly going close...
By Special Olympics Ireland on 21/03/2017 19:57
Medals for Team Ireland on the slopes!
Team Ireland have secured their first medals at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.
Cyril Walker (46) from Co. Armagh took bronze in today’s Giant Slalom Novice finals, while 16-year-old Laoise Kenny from Dublin secured 4th place.
By Special Olympics Ireland on 20/03/2017 15:53
16.30 Monday 20th
Team Ireland were in action on the competition slopes for the first time at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Schladming today.
Six athletes came safely through their divisioning rounds - Caolan McConville, Lorraine Whelan and Sean McCartan took...
By Special Olympics Ireland on 19/03/2017 19:06
As Team Ireland’s alpine skiers await tomorrow’s Giant Slalom divisioning, the floorballers commenced the round robin phase of their competition at the Messe Graz Convention Centre.
With 37 teams from 30 nations competing in five divisions, Team 1 were placed in TA with Team 2 competing...
By Special Olympics Ireland on 18/03/2017 19:21
The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games is officially underway after tonight's Opening Ceremony in Schladming, Austria.
President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins led the tributes to Team Ireland in an official letter
By Special Olympics Ireland on 17/03/2017 15:37
Team Ireland channelled the St. Patrick's Day attention into their performances with a positive start across the board to their Special Olympics World Winter Games competition.
The Alpine Skiers garnered much attention for both their performance and their attire for Slalom and...
By Special Olympics Ireland on 16/03/2017 19:13
Team Ireland Gear Up as Volunteers Touch Down at Austria 2017
Team Ireland’s floorballers and alpine skiers have moved on to their competition locations ahead of assessment and divisioning at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. The 26 athletes spent their last night in the...
By Special Olympics Ireland on 15/03/2017 18:24
Team Ireland arrive in Gallneukirchen to a rapturous welcome and settle in to enjoy a day of sightseeing and relaxation before competition begins
By Special Olympics Ireland on 14/03/2017 16:06
Fond Farewells and High Hopes as Team Ireland Depart for Special Olympics World Winter Games
Team Ireland’s largest ever delegation for a Special Olympics World Winter Games has departed from Dublin Airport for the 2017 games in Austria. A 26-strong squad made up of six alpine skiers and two floorball squads took Air Lingus Flight EI660 to Vienna this morning amid emotional goodbyes from families and supporters