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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Contact Us

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

Connaught News

Annual Regional Meeting

The 2018 Annual Regional Meeting of Special Olympics Connaught will be held on Thursday 11th April 2019 in Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon at 7.00pm.  All registered athletes, volunteers and family members are invited to attend.We look forward to seeing you on the night and should you require further information please contact the regional office.

Telephone: 071-9118320

Athletics Development Day


We held a very successful development day on Monday 4th March 2019 in the AIT Indoor arena. Just under 100 athletes were in attendance and took part in a variety of Run, Jump, & Throw stations with the emphasis on fun and getting everyone active. Thanks to all the local volunteers and the students from Athlone Community College who helped on the day to ensure all ran smoothly.



The highlight of the day was a team relay activity which all athletes participated in after lunch. A coaches pack with a variety of drills and activities will be forwarded to all after the event. 


Special Olympics Ireland Coaching Conference

The Special Olympics Ireland, All Ireland Coaching Conference will take place in Dublin City University (DCU) on Saturday 30th March. The theme for the conference is 'Coaching the Future' and is open to all volunteers. For further information or to book a place click here




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”. 

Notice Board

Intro to Bocce Course
27th April, Bocce Sports Complex
Intro to Bocce Course
Contact John for further details
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Intro to Coaching Practices Course
6th April, Sligo Grammar School
Intro to Coaching Practices Course Form.pdf
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Keep in touch
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@ConnaughtSO 

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Roscommon Athletes set for World Summer Games' 




World Games Athletes
Chelsea Philips & Hugh Naughton pictured 
recently at fundraising event 
at Casey's Circle K Roscommon town