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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Special Olympics Connaught
The Gateway Building
North West Business Park Collooney
Sligo
T: 071-9118320
F: 071-9133335
E: connaught@specialolympics.ie

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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