By Special Olympics Munster on 09/02/2016 11:03
Clare woman to endure ‘Toughest race on earth’ to raise funds for Special Olympics.   A CO CLARE native will run six marathons in six days though the Sahara Desert in what has been described as the toughest footrace on earth to raise funds for Special Olympics Munster. Miriam O’Connor, who works as a Consultant Oncologist in Waterford's University Hospital, will travel the desert in Southern Morocco in April for the gruelling Marathon des Sables. Participants must carry their food and sleeping bag on their backs as they run in 40-50 degree heat to cover the 250km (156+miles) through the desert. Originally from Quilty, Miriam, will be joined by 1,100 athletes from around the world including 25 Irish runners. Her brother Thomas O’Connor is also taking part. The mother of one, who has completed over 25 marathons and Ireland's longest road race (Connemara 100 mile race), said this will be her toughest challenge yet. “I’ve really had to up my fitness for this challenge. I’m running between 30-50 miles a week...
By Special Olympics Munster on 03/02/2016 12:08
Cork Staff encouraged to dunk boss in freezing-cold water for good cause! Staff at Cork-based companies are being given the opportunity to dunk their boss into freezing-cold water in an effort to raise funds for Special Olympics Ireland.

 

Special Olympics has teamed up with Reardens Bar who will set up a custom-made dunk tank at their premises on Washington Street on Friday February 26th as part of the charity’s Polar Plunge campaign.

“The concept is simple,” explains Lynda Foley, fundraising co-ordinator with Special Olympics.  “The ‘victim’ sits on a suspended seat above a tank of water. Balls are thrown at a target attached to the tank which, when hit, causes the seat to collapse, dunking the participant into the tank.

“This is the perfect opportunity to get your boss back for all those extra hours while raising vital funds for Special Olympics. We’re looking for companies to nominate their boss to get ‘freezin’ for a reason’ on February 26th. The Polar Plunge at...
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By Special Olympics Munster on 09/02/2016 11:03
Clare woman to endure ‘Toughest race on earth’ to raise funds for Special Olympics.   A CO CLARE native will run six marathons in six days though the Sahara Desert in what has been described as the toughest footrace on earth to raise funds for Special Olympics Munster. Miriam O’Connor, who works as a Consultant Oncologist in Waterford's University Hospital, will travel the desert in Southern Morocco in April for the gruelling Marathon des Sables. Participants must carry their food and sleeping bag on their backs as they run in 40-50 degree heat to cover the 250km (156+miles) through the desert. Originally from Quilty, Miriam, will be joined by 1,100 athletes from around the world including 25 Irish runners. Her brother Thomas O’Connor is also taking part. The mother of one, who has completed over 25 marathons and Ireland's longest road race (Connemara 100 mile race), said this will be her toughest challenge yet. “I’ve really had to up my fitness for this challenge. I’m running between 30-50 miles a week...
By Special Olympics Munster on 03/02/2016 12:08
Cork Staff encouraged to dunk boss in freezing-cold water for good cause! Staff at Cork-based companies are being given the opportunity to dunk their boss into freezing-cold water in an effort to raise funds for Special Olympics Ireland.

 

Special Olympics has teamed up with Reardens Bar who will set up a custom-made dunk tank at their premises on Washington Street on Friday February 26th as part of the charity’s Polar Plunge campaign.

“The concept is simple,” explains Lynda Foley, fundraising co-ordinator with Special Olympics.  “The ‘victim’ sits on a suspended seat above a tank of water. Balls are thrown at a target attached to the tank which, when hit, causes the seat to collapse, dunking the participant into the tank.

“This is the perfect opportunity to get your boss back for all those extra hours while raising vital funds for Special Olympics. We’re looking for companies to nominate their boss to get ‘freezin’ for a reason’ on February 26th. The Polar Plunge at...
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Sligo
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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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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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Polar Plunge Sligo
Saturday 9th Dec
Contact Maura for more details
 
Intro to Coaching Practices
Saturday 24th February 2018 
Contact John for more details 

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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