Games Spotlights – Open Water Swimming

Ten brave athletes took to the water in Seapoint, Dun Laoighaire on Saturday 16th June, day 2 of Ireland Games, to compete in the very first Ireland Games Open Water Swim competition. Until now, open water swimming has been a non competitive sport in Special Olympics Ireland. The swim on Saturday was the first time […]

Farewell Ireland Games 2018

After 4 days of non-stop action, athletes are travelling back to the four corners of Ireland with medals and memories galore, as the  2018 Special Olympics Ireland Games draws to a close.  There were smiles, tears and many tired bodies as the athletes, coaches and delegations boarded buses home. Athletes competed in 13 sports and Motor […]

Sunday Schedules

Today is the last day of competition for all our athletes. Some sports have finished up and the athletes have received their medals. There is still a lot of action however so don’t despair!! Below are the schedules for Day 3. Have a great day and keep tagging us in your photos and stories 🙂 […]

Saturday Schedules


What a day we had yesterday! Divisioning is now finished and below are the schedule of events for Day 2 Ireland Games Tune in to our dedicated Twitter accounts to keep up to date with each sport during the day and also @SOIreland will have all the action as it happens. Have a great day […]

Friday Schedules


The Games are in full swing! In all venues across Dublin athletes are impressing everyone with their skills and joy. Even after a late night at the Opening Ceremony everyone is in flying form and rearing to go here! The majority of activity today is divisioning with a few finals in some sports . Once […]