By Special Olympics Ireland on 22/10/2014 08:35
Ireland’s top cookery schools and sporting hero’s are mixing it up for Special Olympics at Savour 



Savour Kilkenny is delighted to be working with Special Olympics Leinster to bring a new twist to Cookery Demonstrations from some of Ireland’s top cookery schools. This special event will be hosted by Kilkenny’s favourite celebrity chef Edward Hayden in the Main Marquee on Saturday October 25th from 12 noon to 3pm.





Some of Special Olympics Ireland’s Ambassadors will be on hand on the day to help out so be sure to attend the demos because you never know who will turn up! Local Special Olympic’s ambassadors include Mick Galwey and Darren O’Neill.





Travelling to Kilkenny from Cork, Donegal and Wexford for this very special event are our esteemed chefs Rory O’Connell from Ballymaloe Cookery School (12noon), Brian McDermott, The No-Salt (1pm) and Kevin Dundon, Dunbrody Cookery School (2pm) .  These highly respected chefs and food authors always demonstrate...
By Special Olympics Ireland on 14/10/2014 09:46
The very first All-Ireland Athlete Leadership Forum took place on Saturday the 11th of October 2014 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin with 81 athletes and 62 mentors in attendance. Participants came from Special Olympics Connaught, Leinster, Munster, and Eastern Region.

Athletes carried out workshops in public speaking, interview skills and social media guidelines.  To facilitate these workshops facilitators came from Tara Toastmasters group to assist with the public speaking, interview skills workshop while the social media guidelines workshop was facilitated by Special Olympics Ireland volunteer tutors.  

As part of this forum, there was an election of one athlete to be representative of all athletes to the Board of Special Olympics Ireland. There were two candidates for nomination, Ann Hickey from Leinster and Claire Adams from the Eastern Region. Each of the candidates made a pitch to outline their qualities and why they should be elected. Every athlete in attendance was given a voting card and...
By Special Olympics Ireland on 09/10/2014 13:25
Join us of our annual Superhero Day which is taking place across Ireland this October. Hundreds of creches across Ireland have again answered our call and have signed up to take part in what is now one of the funniest and enjoyable fundraising campaigns in the Special Olympics calendar. We are also calling on businesses, universities, schools, clubs, groups of friends and neighbours to get on board and join in the fun. What's involved?  You choose a day that suits you in your organisation, home or chosen host venue for your Superhero Day. Most of our participants are doing it in or around Halloween but it doesn't have to be. Send out your invites/notices to your guests asking them to dress up as their favourite Superhero or TV character. You will then ask the participants to make a donation (big or small!) to Special Olympics Ireland. How to get involved? Simply register your Superhero Day by following this link....
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By Special Olympics Ireland on 22/10/2014 08:35
Ireland’s top cookery schools and sporting hero’s are mixing it up for Special Olympics at Savour 



Savour Kilkenny is delighted to be working with Special Olympics Leinster to bring a new twist to Cookery Demonstrations from some of Ireland’s top cookery schools. This special event will be hosted by Kilkenny’s favourite celebrity chef Edward Hayden in the Main Marquee on Saturday October 25th from 12 noon to 3pm.





Some of Special Olympics Ireland’s Ambassadors will be on hand on the day to help out so be sure to attend the demos because you never know who will turn up! Local Special Olympic’s ambassadors include Mick Galwey and Darren O’Neill.





Travelling to Kilkenny from Cork, Donegal and Wexford for this very special event are our esteemed chefs Rory O’Connell from Ballymaloe Cookery School (12noon), Brian McDermott, The No-Salt (1pm) and Kevin Dundon, Dunbrody Cookery School (2pm) .  These highly respected chefs and food authors always demonstrate...
By Special Olympics Ireland on 14/10/2014 09:46
The very first All-Ireland Athlete Leadership Forum took place on Saturday the 11th of October 2014 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin with 81 athletes and 62 mentors in attendance. Participants came from Special Olympics Connaught, Leinster, Munster, and Eastern Region.

Athletes carried out workshops in public speaking, interview skills and social media guidelines.  To facilitate these workshops facilitators came from Tara Toastmasters group to assist with the public speaking, interview skills workshop while the social media guidelines workshop was facilitated by Special Olympics Ireland volunteer tutors.  

As part of this forum, there was an election of one athlete to be representative of all athletes to the Board of Special Olympics Ireland. There were two candidates for nomination, Ann Hickey from Leinster and Claire Adams from the Eastern Region. Each of the candidates made a pitch to outline their qualities and why they should be elected. Every athlete in attendance was given a voting card and...
By Special Olympics Ireland on 09/10/2014 13:25
Join us of our annual Superhero Day which is taking place across Ireland this October. Hundreds of creches across Ireland have again answered our call and have signed up to take part in what is now one of the funniest and enjoyable fundraising campaigns in the Special Olympics calendar. We are also calling on businesses, universities, schools, clubs, groups of friends and neighbours to get on board and join in the fun. What's involved?  You choose a day that suits you in your organisation, home or chosen host venue for your Superhero Day. Most of our participants are doing it in or around Halloween but it doesn't have to be. Send out your invites/notices to your guests asking them to dress up as their favourite Superhero or TV character. You will then ask the participants to make a donation (big or small!) to Special Olympics Ireland. How to get involved? Simply register your Superhero Day by following this link....
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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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If you have any questions about Annual affiliation or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mary Ann on 0719118323 or
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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