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News stories from the Eastern Region
By Eastern Admin on 6/6/2014 4:28 PM
The Launch of Team Eastern Region for the 2014 Special Olympics Ireland Games took place on Thursday, 5th June.  A photocall was held in Terminal Two of Dublin Airport to officially launch the team.  Liz Callery Regional Director for Special Olympics Eastern Region said: "The Dublin Airport launch was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Team Eastern Region; the athletes and coaches.  The commitement and dedication of the athletes, coaches and management team has been immense.  The very best of luck to all athletes in the Games"

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By Eastern Admin on 5/14/2014 2:48 PM
Congratulations to Sports Club 15 who celebrated their clubs 10 year anniversary last Saturday, 10th May.  They definitely celebrated in style at Weston Airport where athletes and some of the clubs volunteers got the chance to enjoy a flight from the airport.  Well done to all those who volunteered from Weston and from Sports Club 15 to mark the occasion in such a memorable way.  Have a look at some of the photos below.

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By Eastern Admin on 5/7/2014 2:41 PM
The Eastern Region Aquatics Category 3 Non Advancement Event took place in Trinity College Pool on Sunday, 27th April.  Have a look below for a slideshow of photos. ...
By Eastern Admin on 3/21/2014 2:18 PM
The Official Launch of Swords Basketball SOC took place on Sunday February 23rd in ALSAA Sports Centre.
By Eastern Admin on 3/12/2014 10:26 AM
The Special Olympics Eastern Region Aquatics League Final took place in Sportsco, Ringsend on March 9th 2014. The aquatics league has been running since October 2013. Teams competed within their areas throughout the season and the winning team from each Area qualified for the Finals Day. Competing on the day and representing their areas in the Final were Area 1: Viking Swimmers Area 2: The Jets Area 3: Phoenix Flyers Phoenix Flyers won on the day with the highest points tally after the 18 well contested races. Viking Swimmers finished second with The Jets finishing in a close third on the day. Well done to all the athletes who displayed great technical ability and physical fitness on the day. A huge thank you is extended to all the Head Coaches and volunteers who worked hard to keep the league running this season. Please check out the photographs from the League Finals Day below.

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By Eastern Admin on 3/12/2014 10:14 AM
Lucan Special Olympics Club were the first from the Eastern Region to launch floorball on the 25th February.  Have a look at some of the pictures below.  To find out more about Floorball click here.

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By Eastern Admin on 3/11/2014 12:41 PM

447 Athletes will be representing the Eastern Region in Ireland Games 2014 taking place in Limerick from 12th - 15th June.  You can click on the sports listed below to see some of the athletes competing and learn a bit more about how they became involved in Special Olympics, how they are preparing for the games and what it means to them.

Aquatics
Athletics
Badminton

By Eastern Admin on 3/11/2014 12:05 PM
Below you can read about some of our Ireland Games Badminton Athletes; how they became involved in Special Olympics, how they are preparing for the games and what it means to them. Click on their names to read their profiles:Conor James O'BrienDean ColemanJonathan DeeringOlivia NicLochlainnSean O'Farrell

By Eastern Admin on 3/11/2014 10:37 AM
Below you can read about some of our Ireland Games Athletics Athletes; How they became involved in Special Olympics, how they are preparing for the games and what it means to them. Click on their names to read their profile:Ashwin MaliyakalBenjamin HillardBernadette (Queenie) DunneBert CosterConor Mahon...
By Eastern Admin on 3/11/2014 10:17 AM
Below you can read about some of our Ireland Games Aquatics Athletes; how they became involved in Special Olympics, how they are preparing for the games and what it means to them.  Click on their names to read their profiles:Adrienne HorganAlva KiberdDavid BennettGary McEnroeHannah Warner...
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News stories from the Eastern Region
By Eastern Admin on 6/6/2014 4:28 PM
The Launch of Team Eastern Region for the 2014 Special Olympics Ireland Games took place on Thursday, 5th June.  A photocall was held in Terminal Two of Dublin Airport to officially launch the team.  Liz Callery Regional Director for Special Olympics Eastern Region said: "The Dublin Airport launch was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Team Eastern Region; the athletes and coaches.  The commitement and dedication of the athletes, coaches and management team has been immense.  The very best of luck to all athletes in the Games"

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By Eastern Admin on 5/14/2014 2:48 PM
Congratulations to Sports Club 15 who celebrated their clubs 10 year anniversary last Saturday, 10th May.  They definitely celebrated in style at Weston Airport where athletes and some of the clubs volunteers got the chance to enjoy a flight from the airport.  Well done to all those who volunteered from Weston and from Sports Club 15 to mark the occasion in such a memorable way.  Have a look at some of the photos below.

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By Eastern Admin on 5/7/2014 2:41 PM
The Eastern Region Aquatics Category 3 Non Advancement Event took place in Trinity College Pool on Sunday, 27th April.  Have a look below for a slideshow of photos. ...
By Eastern Admin on 3/21/2014 2:18 PM
The Official Launch of Swords Basketball SOC took place on Sunday February 23rd in ALSAA Sports Centre.
By Eastern Admin on 3/12/2014 10:26 AM
The Special Olympics Eastern Region Aquatics League Final took place in Sportsco, Ringsend on March 9th 2014. The aquatics league has been running since October 2013. Teams competed within their areas throughout the season and the winning team from each Area qualified for the Finals Day. Competing on the day and representing their areas in the Final were Area 1: Viking Swimmers Area 2: The Jets Area 3: Phoenix Flyers Phoenix Flyers won on the day with the highest points tally after the 18 well contested races. Viking Swimmers finished second with The Jets finishing in a close third on the day. Well done to all the athletes who displayed great technical ability and physical fitness on the day. A huge thank you is extended to all the Head Coaches and volunteers who worked hard to keep the league running this season. Please check out the photographs from the League Finals Day below.

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By Eastern Admin on 3/12/2014 10:14 AM
Lucan Special Olympics Club were the first from the Eastern Region to launch floorball on the 25th February.  Have a look at some of the pictures below.  To find out more about Floorball click here.

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By Eastern Admin on 3/11/2014 12:41 PM

447 Athletes will be representing the Eastern Region in Ireland Games 2014 taking place in Limerick from 12th - 15th June.  You can click on the sports listed below to see some of the athletes competing and learn a bit more about how they became involved in Special Olympics, how they are preparing for the games and what it means to them.

Aquatics
Athletics
Badminton

By Eastern Admin on 3/11/2014 12:05 PM
Below you can read about some of our Ireland Games Badminton Athletes; how they became involved in Special Olympics, how they are preparing for the games and what it means to them. Click on their names to read their profiles:Conor James O'BrienDean ColemanJonathan DeeringOlivia NicLochlainnSean O'Farrell

By Eastern Admin on 3/11/2014 10:37 AM
Below you can read about some of our Ireland Games Athletics Athletes; How they became involved in Special Olympics, how they are preparing for the games and what it means to them. Click on their names to read their profile:Ashwin MaliyakalBenjamin HillardBernadette (Queenie) DunneBert CosterConor Mahon...
By Eastern Admin on 3/11/2014 10:17 AM
Below you can read about some of our Ireland Games Aquatics Athletes; how they became involved in Special Olympics, how they are preparing for the games and what it means to them.  Click on their names to read their profiles:Adrienne HorganAlva KiberdDavid BennettGary McEnroeHannah Warner...
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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
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Intro to Coaching Practices
Saturday 24th February 2018 
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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