By SOClubs on 23/01/2012 15:41
   

Lucan Hedgehogs Special Olympics club formed following the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games. Some of the original Host Town committee remained on and formed the committee for Lucan Hedgehogs.  Hedgehogs came from the first letter of the housing estates in the Lucan Area. 

By Ulster Admin on 1/18/2012 3:45 PM
2011 was a busy year for Club Development in the Ulster Region with 5 new Special Olympics Clubs being affiliated throughout the year. Special Olympics Ulster would like to wish all these new Clubs the very best of success! 

Roe Valley Special Olympics Club This new Special Olympics Club opened in March and offers athletes from the Roe Valley area training in athletics. The Club meets at Roe Valley Leisure Centre in Limavady every Wednesday night at 7.15pm. Anyone interested in getting involved as either an athlete or volunteer with Roe Valley Club should contact Helen O’Hara on 077 45673687.



High Rollers Special Olympics Club High Rollers Club was established by a number of interested volunteers and family members to give athletes from the Armagh area the chance to take part in a Special Olympics Club. Bocce was the chosen sport for this Club and they started training in September. The Club meet at Ardmore Recreation Centre on Wednesday nights at 7pm.   Please contact Barbara Abbott for...
By Ulster Admin on 1/18/2012 11:53 AM
Inter-club competition organised as part of European Basketball Week
By Ulster Admin on 1/18/2012 11:30 AM
Omagh District and Star Breakers Special Olympics Clubs hosted an interclub swimming gala and fun day on the 28th May. 
By Ulster Admin on 1/18/2012 11:24 AM
The Mayor of Coleraine, Alderman Maurice Bradley, welcomed members of RDA Coleraine and friends to The Mayor’s Parlour on Wednesday, 10th August, to celebrate and honour the achievements of Steven Yetman, who had attended Special Olympics World Summers Games 200 and won three medals – Bronze for Dressage, Silver for his Trail Ride, and GOLD for Equitation. 
By Special Olympics Connaught on 1/16/2012 12:47 PM
Courses now been run at the following locations
By leinsterAdmin on 11/01/2012 09:43
Introduction by Paul Dempsey, Andrews Dad Andrew has written 100 words of what the swimming Gala means to him.  

    Andrew is 12 and has autism. He has a number of sensory issues, displays typical autistic traits in dealing with people and up until recently we did not believe that Andrew would ever read or write. For someone like Andrew  Special Olympics is the only club where he can participate as an equal and it is a very important part of his social life as he considers the other athletes his best friends. As parents we have seen Andrew develop from a non-swimmer and afraid of water to a competent swimmer who takes great pride in his achievements. Below is Andrew's story. He mentions a boy who was sick - the background to this was that one boy in one of his races (50 metre freestyle) was so nervous he vomited...
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By SOClubs on 23/01/2012 15:41
   

Lucan Hedgehogs Special Olympics club formed following the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games. Some of the original Host Town committee remained on and formed the committee for Lucan Hedgehogs.  Hedgehogs came from the first letter of the housing estates in the Lucan Area. 

By Ulster Admin on 1/18/2012 3:45 PM
2011 was a busy year for Club Development in the Ulster Region with 5 new Special Olympics Clubs being affiliated throughout the year. Special Olympics Ulster would like to wish all these new Clubs the very best of success! 

Roe Valley Special Olympics Club This new Special Olympics Club opened in March and offers athletes from the Roe Valley area training in athletics. The Club meets at Roe Valley Leisure Centre in Limavady every Wednesday night at 7.15pm. Anyone interested in getting involved as either an athlete or volunteer with Roe Valley Club should contact Helen O’Hara on 077 45673687.



High Rollers Special Olympics Club High Rollers Club was established by a number of interested volunteers and family members to give athletes from the Armagh area the chance to take part in a Special Olympics Club. Bocce was the chosen sport for this Club and they started training in September. The Club meet at Ardmore Recreation Centre on Wednesday nights at 7pm.   Please contact Barbara Abbott for...
By Ulster Admin on 1/18/2012 11:53 AM
Inter-club competition organised as part of European Basketball Week
By Ulster Admin on 1/18/2012 11:30 AM
Omagh District and Star Breakers Special Olympics Clubs hosted an interclub swimming gala and fun day on the 28th May. 
By Ulster Admin on 1/18/2012 11:24 AM
The Mayor of Coleraine, Alderman Maurice Bradley, welcomed members of RDA Coleraine and friends to The Mayor’s Parlour on Wednesday, 10th August, to celebrate and honour the achievements of Steven Yetman, who had attended Special Olympics World Summers Games 200 and won three medals – Bronze for Dressage, Silver for his Trail Ride, and GOLD for Equitation. 
By Special Olympics Connaught on 1/16/2012 12:47 PM
Courses now been run at the following locations
By leinsterAdmin on 11/01/2012 09:43
Introduction by Paul Dempsey, Andrews Dad Andrew has written 100 words of what the swimming Gala means to him.  

    Andrew is 12 and has autism. He has a number of sensory issues, displays typical autistic traits in dealing with people and up until recently we did not believe that Andrew would ever read or write. For someone like Andrew  Special Olympics is the only club where he can participate as an equal and it is a very important part of his social life as he considers the other athletes his best friends. As parents we have seen Andrew develop from a non-swimmer and afraid of water to a competent swimmer who takes great pride in his achievements. Below is Andrew's story. He mentions a boy who was sick - the background to this was that one boy in one of his races (50 metre freestyle) was so nervous he vomited...
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Special Olympics Connaught
The Gateway Building
North West Business Park Collooney
Sligo
T: 071-9118320
F: 071-9133335
E: connaught@specialolympics.ie

Splashin' Penguins Special Olympics Club Celebrate's 20th Anniversary 
  
   
The Splasin' Penguins Special Olympics Club celebrated their 20th anniversary at Lola Montez. The event was marked with the presentation of the Tony Rennick Cup for the Most Improved Swimmer, which was awarded to athlete John Gordon by Cathaoirleach Cllr Seamus Kilgannon. In recognition of the clubs mile stone achievement, presentations were also made to the club by Myra Merrick, the Regional Director for Special Olympics Connaught and Pat O'Malley for her work with the club. In it's two decade history, Splashin' Penguins have gone from strength to strength and have confirmed that four of their athletes have been selected to represent Connaught at the National Games being held in Dublin next year. Among the clubs talented athletes is Strandhill native Joseph Cullen who won a gold medal at the World Summer Games in Athens in 2011 for the 100 Individual Medley. 

  

Annual Affiliation 2017 – 2018 

Annual Affiliation documents have been issued to all clubs and completed documentation is due back in the office no later than September 28th.  The following supporting documents may assist with your clubs Annual Affiliation:

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How to edit your Annual Affiliation Forms (click here)

- 2017/2018 Affiliation Fee Structure (click here)

- Insurance Cover Overview (click here)

If you have any questions about Annual affiliation or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mary Ann on 0719118323 or
maryann.mcbrien@specialolympics.ie 

 Connaught

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.

Over 30 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”.
                                                   

                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


    

 

 



 

                                                                              

 

 

 

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Splashin' Penguins 20th Anniversary

Pat O'Malley, Cathairrleach Cllr Seamus Kilgannon Joseph Cullen and Philipp Huel


Fergal Quinn, Cathairrleach Cllr Seamus Kilgannon, Philipp Huel and Joan Milmoe