By Special Olympics Munster on 30/07/2015 14:02

Rachel Ryan, Ormond Special Olympics Club, Templemore, Co. Tipperary, won Team Ireland first Gold on the track in the 400m. Rachel’s impressive win was not only like Usain Bolt on the track but her celebration had a hint Bolt too. Well done Rachel!!  John Deevy, Waterford Special Olympics Equestrian Club, Kilmeaden, Co.Waterford won bronze in Equestrian yesterday. This is Waterford’s first medal and the first Equestrian medal from Munster. Well done John!!






By Special Olympics Munster on 30/07/2015 13:56
Aoife O'Sullivan and Ashleigh O'Hagan win 5 medals on great day for Team Ireland. Aoife O’Sullivan, Owenabue Special Olympics Gymnastics Club, won Gold in Gymnastics Clubs, and two bronze in Rhythmic All Round and Rhythmic Ball. Aoife also won a 6th place ribbon in the Rhythmic Ribbon and a 7th place ribbon in the Rhythmic hoop. While Ashleigh O’Hagan, Lisnagry Special Olympics, won two bronze medals in Rhythmic Ball and Ribbon. Ashleigh has also won a 4th placed ribbon for the Rhythmic Hoop and a 5th placed ribbon for the Rhythmic Rope. Well done Aoife and Ashleigh!!



By Special Olympics Munster on 29/07/2015 15:08
Sean Coleman from Youghal, won a silver medal at the World Games on Monday. Sean was competing in the 25m backstroke in LA. Sean who is a member of Cork Special Olympic
Swimming Club was one of the first athletes from Team Ireland to win a medal at the Games.
 
By Special Olympics Munster on 23/07/2015 12:11
40 Special Olympic World Games Volunteers from Munster departed Shannon Airport at 11.30am today. A coffee reception was held for the Volunteers by the Shannon Airport Authority prior to their departure. Also in attendance to wish the Volunteers good luck was Tony Brazil from Limerick Travel and Eóin Ó Béara, Lynda Foley and Sandra O'Donoghue from Special Olympics Munster. Their trip stops over at Philadelphia for a few hours before heading on to LA. followed by a roof top party on Friday night held by Dennis O'Brien with over 700 invited guests attending. Here at Special Olympics Munster we would like to thank the Volunteers for their help, not only in their fundraising efforts to get to the Games, their upcoming support to the World Games but most importantly to their on-going continued support to the athletes, clubs and Regional Office.



By Special Olympics Munster on 17/07/2015 14:57
The inspiring Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 will take place on Sunday morning at 1am (Irish Time), 26th July 2015 in the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the only venue in the world to host two Olympiads (1932 and 1984), two Super Bowls (I and VII) and one World Series (1959). The star-studded show will celebrate the true stars of the Games - the athletes of Special Olympics - with exciting entertainment, the Parade of Athletes and the culmination of the Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run and lighting of the Special Olympics cauldron. Broadcast internationally by ESPN, fans around the world will be able to participate in this memorable start to the World Games! Headlining talent includes Stevie Wonder, Avril Lavigne, O.A.R., Cody Simpson, Nicole Scherzinger, J Balvin and 'Reach Up LA' theme song creator Siedah Garrett. The show will be directed by Emmy Award Winner, Debbie Allen and produced by FiveCurrents with appearances by Jimmy Kimmel, Eva Longoria,...
By Special Olympics Munster on 17/07/2015 07:58
The inspiring Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 will take place on Sunday morning at 1am (Irish Time), 26th July 2015 in the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the only venue in the world to host two Olympiads (1932 and 1984), two Super Bowls (I and VII) and one World Series (1959). The star-studded show will celebrate the true stars of the Games - the athletes of Special Olympics - with exciting entertainment, the Parade of Athletes and the culmination of the Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run and lighting of the Special Olympics cauldron. Broadcast internationally by ESPN, fans around the world will be able to participate in this memorable start to the World Games! Headlining talent includes Stevie Wonder, Avril Lavigne, O.A.R., Cody Simpson, Nicole Scherzinger, J Balvin and 'Reach Up LA' theme song creator Siedah Garrett. The show will be directed by Emmy Award Winner, Debbie Allen and produced by FiveCurrents with appearances by Jimmy Kimmel, Eva Longoria,...
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By Special Olympics Munster on 30/07/2015 14:02

Rachel Ryan, Ormond Special Olympics Club, Templemore, Co. Tipperary, won Team Ireland first Gold on the track in the 400m. Rachel’s impressive win was not only like Usain Bolt on the track but her celebration had a hint Bolt too. Well done Rachel!!  John Deevy, Waterford Special Olympics Equestrian Club, Kilmeaden, Co.Waterford won bronze in Equestrian yesterday. This is Waterford’s first medal and the first Equestrian medal from Munster. Well done John!!






By Special Olympics Munster on 30/07/2015 13:56
Aoife O'Sullivan and Ashleigh O'Hagan win 5 medals on great day for Team Ireland. Aoife O’Sullivan, Owenabue Special Olympics Gymnastics Club, won Gold in Gymnastics Clubs, and two bronze in Rhythmic All Round and Rhythmic Ball. Aoife also won a 6th place ribbon in the Rhythmic Ribbon and a 7th place ribbon in the Rhythmic hoop. While Ashleigh O’Hagan, Lisnagry Special Olympics, won two bronze medals in Rhythmic Ball and Ribbon. Ashleigh has also won a 4th placed ribbon for the Rhythmic Hoop and a 5th placed ribbon for the Rhythmic Rope. Well done Aoife and Ashleigh!!



By Special Olympics Munster on 29/07/2015 15:08
Sean Coleman from Youghal, won a silver medal at the World Games on Monday. Sean was competing in the 25m backstroke in LA. Sean who is a member of Cork Special Olympic
Swimming Club was one of the first athletes from Team Ireland to win a medal at the Games.
 
By Special Olympics Munster on 23/07/2015 12:11
40 Special Olympic World Games Volunteers from Munster departed Shannon Airport at 11.30am today. A coffee reception was held for the Volunteers by the Shannon Airport Authority prior to their departure. Also in attendance to wish the Volunteers good luck was Tony Brazil from Limerick Travel and Eóin Ó Béara, Lynda Foley and Sandra O'Donoghue from Special Olympics Munster. Their trip stops over at Philadelphia for a few hours before heading on to LA. followed by a roof top party on Friday night held by Dennis O'Brien with over 700 invited guests attending. Here at Special Olympics Munster we would like to thank the Volunteers for their help, not only in their fundraising efforts to get to the Games, their upcoming support to the World Games but most importantly to their on-going continued support to the athletes, clubs and Regional Office.



By Special Olympics Munster on 17/07/2015 14:57
The inspiring Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 will take place on Sunday morning at 1am (Irish Time), 26th July 2015 in the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the only venue in the world to host two Olympiads (1932 and 1984), two Super Bowls (I and VII) and one World Series (1959). The star-studded show will celebrate the true stars of the Games - the athletes of Special Olympics - with exciting entertainment, the Parade of Athletes and the culmination of the Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run and lighting of the Special Olympics cauldron. Broadcast internationally by ESPN, fans around the world will be able to participate in this memorable start to the World Games! Headlining talent includes Stevie Wonder, Avril Lavigne, O.A.R., Cody Simpson, Nicole Scherzinger, J Balvin and 'Reach Up LA' theme song creator Siedah Garrett. The show will be directed by Emmy Award Winner, Debbie Allen and produced by FiveCurrents with appearances by Jimmy Kimmel, Eva Longoria,...
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The inspiring Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 will take place on Sunday morning at 1am (Irish Time), 26th July 2015 in the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the only venue in the world to host two Olympiads (1932 and 1984), two Super Bowls (I and VII) and one World Series (1959). The star-studded show will celebrate the true stars of the Games - the athletes of Special Olympics - with exciting entertainment, the Parade of Athletes and the culmination of the Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run and lighting of the Special Olympics cauldron. Broadcast internationally by ESPN, fans around the world will be able to participate in this memorable start to the World Games! Headlining talent includes Stevie Wonder, Avril Lavigne, O.A.R., Cody Simpson, Nicole Scherzinger, J Balvin and 'Reach Up LA' theme song creator Siedah Garrett. The show will be directed by Emmy Award Winner, Debbie Allen and produced by FiveCurrents with appearances by Jimmy Kimmel, Eva Longoria,...
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Connaught News


Floorball Development Day

We held a very successful development day on Saturday 17th November 2018 in the Kingfisher Gym, NUIG, Galway.
49 athletes were in attendance and got to try out the sport and participate in a number of matches. Thanks to all the volunteers 
who helped out, in particular Michael Lynch and Terence Flynn who led the session.
To see some photos of the day please click here  


Rhythmic Gymnastics Weekend in North Galway

Tuam/Headford SOC held a a very successful inter-club event for Gymnastics athletes on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October.
For further details on a fantastic weekend see attached document Rhythmic Gymnastics inter-club.pdf


 Photos are available on our Flickr Page 


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”. 

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