Entries by Caroline O'Mahony

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 🙂 […]


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 […]

Extraordinary Energy at Team Eastern Launch

Making your way towards the National Indoor Arena, something seems different. The natural solitude and general calm of the area on a normal Wednesday afternoon feels disordered. There is a new energy in the air, and it’s getting stronger the closer you get to the state of the art sporting facility. Something is happening. Something […]

Launch Fever Let Loose in Leinster

A sea of dark blue shirts and jerseys flooded the amazing facilities at the Tallaght Stadium on Wednesday morning. The football arena and the surrounding community got a preview of what to expect on the 14th June, when the opening ceremony for the Ireland Games takes place. 267 athletes from all across the Leinster region […]


Ophthalmologists & eye-care professionals needed for Ireland Games screening

The Special Olympics / Lions Club International Opening Eyes® program is a vision and eye health screening in partnership with the Lions Club International Foundation. Led by volunteer vision care professionals, Opening Eyes is able to offer prescription glasses to Special Olympics Ireland athletes who attend Ireland Games. We are looking for qualified or trainee […]


Qualified or trainee podiatrists urgently needed for Fit Feet screening at Ireland Games in June

Fit Feet is a free podiatric screening for participating Special Olympics Ireland athletes competing at the Ireland Games in June 2018. The athletes will have their ankles, feet, lower extremity biomechanics, and proper shoe and socks evaluated. With under 50 days to go until the biggest sporting event of the year we urgently need qualified […]


Healthcare professionals needed for athlete screening at Ireland Games!

While Special Olympics Ireland may be most well-known for its sports training & competition , another programme that makes a huge difference to the lives of our athletes is the Healthy Athlete Programme. The Healthy Athlete Programme provides health screenings, health education and resources to athletes, in a fun and welcoming environment. People with intellectual […]