By Special Olympics Ireland on 29/09/2010 11:54

Mark Shriver visited the Cabra Lions Special Olympics Club on his recent visit to Dublin

By soeditor on 9/27/2010 5:59 PM

My friend Pat was on Winning Streak - did you see me on it?

By SportsAdmin on 9/27/2010 4:57 PM

Special Olympics Men's 11-a-side football league kicked off last weekend. Teams from all over the island of Ireland will compete in this league which runs from now until May

By Eastern Admin on 9/27/2010 11:50 AM

Dublin City Council, the Irish Sports Council and Sport Northern Ireland will be jointly hosting the All Island Sports Conference: Active Participantion 'Be Part of the Debate' on Thursday 21st October 2010 from 6.00-7.30pm at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin 4 and Friday 22nd October 2010 from 9.00am- 5.30pm at the National Convention Centre, Dublin.

By Special Olympics Ireland on 27/09/2010 10:11

Datapac, Ireland’s largest indigenous ICT solutions provider,recently announced that is has renewed its sponsorship of Special Olympics Ireland in a €400K five year commitment.

By CoachAdmin on Monday, September 27, 2010

My name is Aoife Drumm and I am a swimming coach. I have been involved with Special Olympics for over eight years. Wow, it’s nearly nine years now!

By Special Olympics Ireland on 24/09/2010 18:46

Minister Mary Hanafin T.D. meets and congratulates athletes following their great achievements at the Special Olympics European Summer Games in Warsaw, Poland.

By EuropeanGames on Friday, September 24, 2010

Riobard Lankford wins a silver medal for Team Ireland in badminton

By EuropeanGames on Friday, September 24, 2010

An early start for most athletes on Divisioning Day

By EuropeanGames on Friday, September 24, 2010

Ruth Geerah reads the athletes oath on behalf of all 1600 athletes competing in the Games

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By Special Olympics Ireland on 29/09/2010 11:54

Mark Shriver visited the Cabra Lions Special Olympics Club on his recent visit to Dublin

By soeditor on 9/27/2010 5:59 PM

My friend Pat was on Winning Streak - did you see me on it?

By SportsAdmin on 9/27/2010 4:57 PM

Special Olympics Men's 11-a-side football league kicked off last weekend. Teams from all over the island of Ireland will compete in this league which runs from now until May

By Eastern Admin on 9/27/2010 11:50 AM

Dublin City Council, the Irish Sports Council and Sport Northern Ireland will be jointly hosting the All Island Sports Conference: Active Participantion 'Be Part of the Debate' on Thursday 21st October 2010 from 6.00-7.30pm at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin 4 and Friday 22nd October 2010 from 9.00am- 5.30pm at the National Convention Centre, Dublin.

By Special Olympics Ireland on 27/09/2010 10:11

Datapac, Ireland’s largest indigenous ICT solutions provider,recently announced that is has renewed its sponsorship of Special Olympics Ireland in a €400K five year commitment.

By CoachAdmin on Monday, September 27, 2010

My name is Aoife Drumm and I am a swimming coach. I have been involved with Special Olympics for over eight years. Wow, it’s nearly nine years now!

By Special Olympics Ireland on 24/09/2010 18:46

Minister Mary Hanafin T.D. meets and congratulates athletes following their great achievements at the Special Olympics European Summer Games in Warsaw, Poland.

By EuropeanGames on Friday, September 24, 2010

Riobard Lankford wins a silver medal for Team Ireland in badminton

By EuropeanGames on Friday, September 24, 2010

An early start for most athletes on Divisioning Day

By EuropeanGames on Friday, September 24, 2010

Ruth Geerah reads the athletes oath on behalf of all 1600 athletes competing in the Games

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Contact Us

Special Olympics Connaught
The Gateway Building
North West Business Park Collooney
Sligo
T: 071-9118320
F: 071-9133335
E: connaught@specialolympics.ie

Connaught News

Annual Regional Meeting

The 2018 Annual Regional Meeting of Special Olympics Connaught will be held on Thursday 11th April 2019 in Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon at 7.00pm.  All registered athletes, volunteers and family members are invited to attend.We look forward to seeing you on the night and should you require further information please contact the regional office.

Telephone: 071-9118320

Athletics Development Day


We held a very successful development day on Monday 4th March 2019 in the AIT Indoor arena. Just under 100 athletes were in attendance and took part in a variety of Run, Jump, & Throw stations with the emphasis on fun and getting everyone active. Thanks to all the local volunteers and the students from Athlone Community College who helped on the day to ensure all ran smoothly.



The highlight of the day was a team relay activity which all athletes participated in after lunch. A coaches pack with a variety of drills and activities will be forwarded to all after the event. 


Special Olympics Ireland Coaching Conference

The Special Olympics Ireland, All Ireland Coaching Conference will take place in Dublin City University (DCU) on Saturday 30th March. The theme for the conference is 'Coaching the Future' and is open to all volunteers. For further information or to book a place click here




About the Connaught region

Special Olympics Connaught provides year round sports training and competition for over 1,300 adults and children with intellectual disabilities in Galway, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo and Westmeath.

Numerous sports competitions and development days are held annually in 13 Olympic type sports. 

There are 73 Special Olympics clubs in the Connaught region.

The mission of Special Olympics is “to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with an intellectual disability, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community”. 

Notice Board

Intro to Bocce Course
27th April, Bocce Sports Complex
Intro to Bocce Course
Contact John for further details
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Intro to Coaching Practices Course
6th April, Sligo Grammar School
Intro to Coaching Practices Course Form.pdf
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Roscommon Athletes set for World Summer Games' 




World Games Athletes
Chelsea Philips & Hugh Naughton pictured 
recently at fundraising event 
at Casey's Circle K Roscommon town