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,...
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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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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 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