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News from the Munster region
By Special Olympics Munster on 16/03/2016 11:38
Special Olympics Munster is hosting the golf classic at the award-winning Deerpark Course at Fota Island on Monday May 30 to raise funds for the organisation. The exceptional course has, on three occasions, been the venue for the Irish Open. Prizes include a driver club signed by famed Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia as well as green fees for exceptional clubs throughout the province.

There are a number of ways in which people can support the golf classic – enter a team, sponsor a hole or donate a prize for the raffle which will take place in the clubhouse that evening.

A team of four costs €400 which includes golf and a meal in the clubhouse afterwards.

Companies can sponsor a hole for €100 and a sponsorship plaque containing the business details will be erected at the teebox.

Special Olympics is first and foremost a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability, but it provides athletes with far more than the physical benefits of sport.

It’s about fun, friendships...
By Special Olympics Munster on 14/03/2016 09:49
MORE than 40 people, including army, Gardaí and members of the Cork business community took part in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge event at Reardens Bar which raised more than €8,500 for Special Olympics Munster.

The brave participants took the plunge into ice-cold water in a custom-made dunk tank on Friday February 26th as part of the charity’s Polar Plunge campaign.

Special Olympics is a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability. Special Olympics Munster provides a sports programme for over 2,200 athletes throughout 63 clubs across the province.

In 2015, 88 athletes, including six from Cork, represented Team Ireland at the World Special Olympics Games in Los Angeles.  Officiated by US President Barrack Obama, it was the largest sporting and humanitarian anywhere in the world last year. Team Ireland brought home at total of 86 medals. The World Winter Games will take place in Austria in 2017.

Sergeant John O’Connor from Angelsea Street Garda Station...
By Special Olympics Munster on 09/03/2016 16:02
More than 70 people attended the Munster Special Olympics ARM in the Hibernian Hotel in Mallow last night.  Frank Fitzgerald was elected as new Chairman. Outgoing Chairman John Spillane who had held the position for six years was presented with three Special Olympics medals by Director of Sport Francis Kavanagh in recognition of his contribution. A minutes silence was observed to remember the athletes and coaches who had passed during the year and a board of remembrance was erected in their honour. Guest speakers including Cork Special Olympics athlete Wayne O’Callaghan and Waterford cancer specialist Miriam O’Connor. Wayne spoke about how he guided the Irish football team to a gold medal at the 2014 European Games. In an interview with volunteer Charlotte Donnelly, Miriam told how she will run six marathons in six days though the Sahara Desert this April in what has been described as the toughest footrace on earth to raise funds for Special Olympics Munster.

Five Munster LA Games attended to ARM and...
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...
By Special Olympics Munster on 15/12/2015 11:12
11th December 2015



  WATERFORD’S gold medal-winning Special Olympic athlete John Deavy will be in the city on Tuesday December 22nd to lend a hand to the quirky fundraiser, Cops on Donuts.

Cops on Donuts will take place at the Winterval Festival in Sir John Roberts Square from 10am to 5pm where Waterford Gardaí will erect a custom-made stand where more than 3,000 delicious donuts will be sold to the public by local Gardaí, Special Olympics athletes and volunteers. The donuts cost €2 for two donuts or €5 for a box of six. All Proceeds will go to Special Olympics.

Two Waterford athletes represented Team Ireland at the World Special Olympics Games in Los Angeles this summer. John Deavy from Kilmeaden won a gold and two bronze medals in in equestrian while Damien Kirwan from Waterford city received a fifth placement ribbon in football.

In total, the 88 athletes who travelled to the US brought home 82 medals, amassing 26 gold, 28 silver and 28 bronze medals. The World Games was the largest sporting and humanitarian event anywhere in the world this year.

...
By Special Olympics Munster on 30/11/2015 13:59
MORE than 25 members of An Garda Síochána will be dunked in ice-cold water this Saturday to raise funds for Special Olympics.

A custom made ‘dunk tank’ will be set up  at the Blackpool Shopping Centre  from 1pm to 4pm where members of the public can pay to throw balls at a target that will result in the uniformed Gardaí being submerged into a 500-gallon water tank.

All of the four Irish Defence Forces will be represented on the day with the Fire Brigade, the Army and the Navy sending representatives to take part.

The event forms part of a national Polar Plunge campaign which will see plunges taking place in up to seven locations around the country on December 5th and 12th as part of a fundraising drive to support the organisation that recently sent 88 athletes to the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.

The event is being run in association with gardai from Cork as part of the force’s role with the Law Enforcement Torch Run, an organisation that has been in partnership...
By Special Olympics Munster on 30/11/2015 12:40
More than €2,600 was raised for Special Olympics at the Cops & Donuts event in the Crescent Shopping Centre in Limerick last Saturday.

Limerick’s double bronze medal-winning LA World Games athlete Ashleigh O’ Hagan was there to lend a hand to the quirky fundraiser which was organised by the Roxboro Community Policing unit.

Gardaí, including Irish ladies rugby captain Niamh Briggs, sold more than 2,300 delicious donuts to the public which were supplied free of charge by Limerick Frozen Foods and Complete Cuisine

Ashleigh was the only Limerick athlete to represent Team Ireland at the World Games in LA last July. She won two bronze medals for gymnastics.

The profits go to Special Olympics as part of An Garda Síochana’s commitment to the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

Gardaí in Limerick and Clare have also joined forces with Special Olympics to call on people to get freezin’ for a reason this December by taking the plunge into the icy waters of Lough Derg. The...
By Special Olympics Munster on 23/11/2015 16:15
The Munster Aquatics Area Advancement CAT 1 16+ competition took place at the Mallow Swimming pool last Saturday with more than 80 athletes competing from all over the region.

 

The event, which is sponsored by J&J, hosted up to 30 races and more than 70 medals were giving out to athletes who represented 14 clubs on the day. 27 registered volunteers helped to run the event.

 

Sgt Michaela Moloney from Henry Street Garda Station in Limerick was there to present medals. She represented the Law Enforcement Torch Run at the World Summer Games in LA.

 

Special Olympics mascot Polar Cher was also there to promote the Munster Polar Plunges which will take place at the Blackpool Shopping Centre in Cork at 1pm on Saturday December 5th at the Killaloe Adventure Centre in Co Clare at 12noon on December 12th.



The next sports event will be the Aquatics Area Advancement CAT 2&3 16+ at the UL Sports Arena this Saturday November 28 followed by the floor ball competition...
By Special Olympics Munster on 23/11/2015 16:13
LIMERICK’S double bronze medal-winning Special Olympic athlete Ashleigh O’ Hagan will be at the Crescent Shopping Centre this Saturday (Nov 28) to lend a hand to the quirky fundraiser, Cops and Donuts.

Cops and Donuts will take place from 10am to 3pm where Limerick Gardaí will erect a custom-made stand where more than 2000 delicious donuts will be sold to the public by local Gardaí, Special Olympics athletes and volunteers. The donuts cost €1 each. All proceeds will go to Special Olympics.

Ashleigh was the only Limerick athlete to represent Team Ireland at the World Games in LA last July. She won two bronze medals for gymnastics.

In total, the 88 athletes who traveled to the US brought home 82 medals, amassing 26 gold, 28 silver and 28 bronze medals. The World Games was the largest sporting and humanitarian event anywhere in the world this year.

The delicious donuts are supplied free of charge by Limerick Frozen Foods and Complete Cuisine.

The profits go to Special Olympics...
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News from the Munster region
By Special Olympics Munster on 16/03/2016 11:38
Special Olympics Munster is hosting the golf classic at the award-winning Deerpark Course at Fota Island on Monday May 30 to raise funds for the organisation. The exceptional course has, on three occasions, been the venue for the Irish Open. Prizes include a driver club signed by famed Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia as well as green fees for exceptional clubs throughout the province.

There are a number of ways in which people can support the golf classic – enter a team, sponsor a hole or donate a prize for the raffle which will take place in the clubhouse that evening.

A team of four costs €400 which includes golf and a meal in the clubhouse afterwards.

Companies can sponsor a hole for €100 and a sponsorship plaque containing the business details will be erected at the teebox.

Special Olympics is first and foremost a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability, but it provides athletes with far more than the physical benefits of sport.

It’s about fun, friendships...
By Special Olympics Munster on 14/03/2016 09:49
MORE than 40 people, including army, Gardaí and members of the Cork business community took part in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge event at Reardens Bar which raised more than €8,500 for Special Olympics Munster.

The brave participants took the plunge into ice-cold water in a custom-made dunk tank on Friday February 26th as part of the charity’s Polar Plunge campaign.

Special Olympics is a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability. Special Olympics Munster provides a sports programme for over 2,200 athletes throughout 63 clubs across the province.

In 2015, 88 athletes, including six from Cork, represented Team Ireland at the World Special Olympics Games in Los Angeles.  Officiated by US President Barrack Obama, it was the largest sporting and humanitarian anywhere in the world last year. Team Ireland brought home at total of 86 medals. The World Winter Games will take place in Austria in 2017.

Sergeant John O’Connor from Angelsea Street Garda Station...
By Special Olympics Munster on 09/03/2016 16:02
More than 70 people attended the Munster Special Olympics ARM in the Hibernian Hotel in Mallow last night.  Frank Fitzgerald was elected as new Chairman. Outgoing Chairman John Spillane who had held the position for six years was presented with three Special Olympics medals by Director of Sport Francis Kavanagh in recognition of his contribution. A minutes silence was observed to remember the athletes and coaches who had passed during the year and a board of remembrance was erected in their honour. Guest speakers including Cork Special Olympics athlete Wayne O’Callaghan and Waterford cancer specialist Miriam O’Connor. Wayne spoke about how he guided the Irish football team to a gold medal at the 2014 European Games. In an interview with volunteer Charlotte Donnelly, Miriam told how she will run six marathons in six days though the Sahara Desert this April in what has been described as the toughest footrace on earth to raise funds for Special Olympics Munster.

Five Munster LA Games attended to ARM and...
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...
By Special Olympics Munster on 15/12/2015 11:12
11th December 2015



  WATERFORD’S gold medal-winning Special Olympic athlete John Deavy will be in the city on Tuesday December 22nd to lend a hand to the quirky fundraiser, Cops on Donuts.

Cops on Donuts will take place at the Winterval Festival in Sir John Roberts Square from 10am to 5pm where Waterford Gardaí will erect a custom-made stand where more than 3,000 delicious donuts will be sold to the public by local Gardaí, Special Olympics athletes and volunteers. The donuts cost €2 for two donuts or €5 for a box of six. All Proceeds will go to Special Olympics.

Two Waterford athletes represented Team Ireland at the World Special Olympics Games in Los Angeles this summer. John Deavy from Kilmeaden won a gold and two bronze medals in in equestrian while Damien Kirwan from Waterford city received a fifth placement ribbon in football.

In total, the 88 athletes who travelled to the US brought home 82 medals, amassing 26 gold, 28 silver and 28 bronze medals. The World Games was the largest sporting and humanitarian event anywhere in the world this year.

...
By Special Olympics Munster on 30/11/2015 13:59
MORE than 25 members of An Garda Síochána will be dunked in ice-cold water this Saturday to raise funds for Special Olympics.

A custom made ‘dunk tank’ will be set up  at the Blackpool Shopping Centre  from 1pm to 4pm where members of the public can pay to throw balls at a target that will result in the uniformed Gardaí being submerged into a 500-gallon water tank.

All of the four Irish Defence Forces will be represented on the day with the Fire Brigade, the Army and the Navy sending representatives to take part.

The event forms part of a national Polar Plunge campaign which will see plunges taking place in up to seven locations around the country on December 5th and 12th as part of a fundraising drive to support the organisation that recently sent 88 athletes to the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.

The event is being run in association with gardai from Cork as part of the force’s role with the Law Enforcement Torch Run, an organisation that has been in partnership...
By Special Olympics Munster on 30/11/2015 12:40
More than €2,600 was raised for Special Olympics at the Cops & Donuts event in the Crescent Shopping Centre in Limerick last Saturday.

Limerick’s double bronze medal-winning LA World Games athlete Ashleigh O’ Hagan was there to lend a hand to the quirky fundraiser which was organised by the Roxboro Community Policing unit.

Gardaí, including Irish ladies rugby captain Niamh Briggs, sold more than 2,300 delicious donuts to the public which were supplied free of charge by Limerick Frozen Foods and Complete Cuisine

Ashleigh was the only Limerick athlete to represent Team Ireland at the World Games in LA last July. She won two bronze medals for gymnastics.

The profits go to Special Olympics as part of An Garda Síochana’s commitment to the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

Gardaí in Limerick and Clare have also joined forces with Special Olympics to call on people to get freezin’ for a reason this December by taking the plunge into the icy waters of Lough Derg. The...
By Special Olympics Munster on 23/11/2015 16:15
The Munster Aquatics Area Advancement CAT 1 16+ competition took place at the Mallow Swimming pool last Saturday with more than 80 athletes competing from all over the region.

 

The event, which is sponsored by J&J, hosted up to 30 races and more than 70 medals were giving out to athletes who represented 14 clubs on the day. 27 registered volunteers helped to run the event.

 

Sgt Michaela Moloney from Henry Street Garda Station in Limerick was there to present medals. She represented the Law Enforcement Torch Run at the World Summer Games in LA.

 

Special Olympics mascot Polar Cher was also there to promote the Munster Polar Plunges which will take place at the Blackpool Shopping Centre in Cork at 1pm on Saturday December 5th at the Killaloe Adventure Centre in Co Clare at 12noon on December 12th.



The next sports event will be the Aquatics Area Advancement CAT 2&3 16+ at the UL Sports Arena this Saturday November 28 followed by the floor ball competition...
By Special Olympics Munster on 23/11/2015 16:13
LIMERICK’S double bronze medal-winning Special Olympic athlete Ashleigh O’ Hagan will be at the Crescent Shopping Centre this Saturday (Nov 28) to lend a hand to the quirky fundraiser, Cops and Donuts.

Cops and Donuts will take place from 10am to 3pm where Limerick Gardaí will erect a custom-made stand where more than 2000 delicious donuts will be sold to the public by local Gardaí, Special Olympics athletes and volunteers. The donuts cost €1 each. All proceeds will go to Special Olympics.

Ashleigh was the only Limerick athlete to represent Team Ireland at the World Games in LA last July. She won two bronze medals for gymnastics.

In total, the 88 athletes who traveled to the US brought home 82 medals, amassing 26 gold, 28 silver and 28 bronze medals. The World Games was the largest sporting and humanitarian event anywhere in the world this year.

The delicious donuts are supplied free of charge by Limerick Frozen Foods and Complete Cuisine.

The profits go to Special Olympics...
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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
maryann.mcbrien@specialolympics.ie 

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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