By Special Olympics Ireland on 30/03/2011 15:36

From 11th April  - 15th April, Spin 1038 DJ Brian Maher will run 126 miles from Limerick to Dublin over 5 days - 1 mile for every athlete on Team Ireland!

By Special Olympics Munster on 29/03/2011 15:45

A Golf Development Day was held on Tuesday March 22nd in Doneraile Golf Club. This day was aimed at Skills athletes that may be intrested or ready for progression to Level 2 or Level 4 golf. 19 athletes took part in the event which saw them play 9 holes on the course. The day was enjoyed by athletes and coaches alike special thanks to all the clubs that participated and in particular to Doneraile Golf Club who hosted the event as well as our regional Golf co-ordinator, Michael Forde.

By Special Olympics Munster on 29/03/2011 13:26

Retired and serving members of an Garda Siochana from the Bruff Garda District completed the Mangerton Mountain Climb raising much needed funds to support the athletes of Bruff All Stars Special Olympics Club.

 

By SportsAdmin on 3/29/2011 8:17 AM

The men's and women's national football cups will take place in St.Joseph's boys f.c Sallynoggin, County Dublin on the 7th May

By Eastern Admin on 3/28/2011 9:44 AM

Check out some of the pictures from the Eastern Region Athletics Throws Workshop held on 10th March at Irishtown Stadium.

By Eastern Admin on 3/28/2011 9:20 AM

Jenny Hendrick - MATP coach with Blue Dolphins Special Oympcis Club and member of Eastern Region Sports Team writes about the MATP Workshop held in Islandbridge on the 8th March 2011 to introduce six new activities into the programme. 

By Eastern Admin on 3/28/2011 9:15 AM

14 Coaches from 4 regions came together for the first Artistic Gymnastics workshop of 2011.

By Special Olympics Munster on 25/03/2011 16:01

There was great excitement at the City Hall on Tuesday 22nd of March as the Lord Mayor Cllr Michael O’Connell met Diarmuid O’Leary, Clodagh Kilcullen, Sheila Sheehan and Audrey Galvin who are all competing in the Special Olympics World Games in Athens this year. They were joined by Cork Rose Laura Mitchell, Cork G.A.A Star Nicholas Murphy, Cork City F.C Manager Tommy Dunne and Cork City F.C. player Gavin Kavanagh who all lent their support to the Special Olympics Ireland National Collection Day which will take place in the city on Friday 15th April.

By Special Olympics Connaught on 3/25/2011 11:29 AM

On Wednesday February 16th

By Eastern Admin on 3/22/2011 3:33 PM

4 teams from the Eastern Region finally took part in the National Basketball cup on March 5th in Sallynoggin, after the event was postponed due to weather before Christmas.

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By Special Olympics Ireland on 30/03/2011 15:36

From 11th April  - 15th April, Spin 1038 DJ Brian Maher will run 126 miles from Limerick to Dublin over 5 days - 1 mile for every athlete on Team Ireland!

By Special Olympics Munster on 29/03/2011 15:45

A Golf Development Day was held on Tuesday March 22nd in Doneraile Golf Club. This day was aimed at Skills athletes that may be intrested or ready for progression to Level 2 or Level 4 golf. 19 athletes took part in the event which saw them play 9 holes on the course. The day was enjoyed by athletes and coaches alike special thanks to all the clubs that participated and in particular to Doneraile Golf Club who hosted the event as well as our regional Golf co-ordinator, Michael Forde.

By Special Olympics Munster on 29/03/2011 13:26

Retired and serving members of an Garda Siochana from the Bruff Garda District completed the Mangerton Mountain Climb raising much needed funds to support the athletes of Bruff All Stars Special Olympics Club.

 

By SportsAdmin on 3/29/2011 8:17 AM

The men's and women's national football cups will take place in St.Joseph's boys f.c Sallynoggin, County Dublin on the 7th May

By Eastern Admin on 3/28/2011 9:44 AM

Check out some of the pictures from the Eastern Region Athletics Throws Workshop held on 10th March at Irishtown Stadium.

By Eastern Admin on 3/28/2011 9:20 AM

Jenny Hendrick - MATP coach with Blue Dolphins Special Oympcis Club and member of Eastern Region Sports Team writes about the MATP Workshop held in Islandbridge on the 8th March 2011 to introduce six new activities into the programme. 

By Eastern Admin on 3/28/2011 9:15 AM

14 Coaches from 4 regions came together for the first Artistic Gymnastics workshop of 2011.

By Special Olympics Munster on 25/03/2011 16:01

There was great excitement at the City Hall on Tuesday 22nd of March as the Lord Mayor Cllr Michael O’Connell met Diarmuid O’Leary, Clodagh Kilcullen, Sheila Sheehan and Audrey Galvin who are all competing in the Special Olympics World Games in Athens this year. They were joined by Cork Rose Laura Mitchell, Cork G.A.A Star Nicholas Murphy, Cork City F.C Manager Tommy Dunne and Cork City F.C. player Gavin Kavanagh who all lent their support to the Special Olympics Ireland National Collection Day which will take place in the city on Friday 15th April.

By Special Olympics Connaught on 3/25/2011 11:29 AM

On Wednesday February 16th

By Eastern Admin on 3/22/2011 3:33 PM

4 teams from the Eastern Region finally took part in the National Basketball cup on March 5th in Sallynoggin, after the event was postponed due to weather before Christmas.

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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