Entries by Caroline O'Mahony

Using Tai Chi to prepare for the world stage

Strong Minds is one of 7 disciplines in the Healthy Athlete Programme offered in Special Olympics Ireland. A relatively new discipline, Strong Minds is already having a huge impact on the lives of so many athletes including basketball player Grace Hamilton who is travelling to Abu Dhabi in March. We caught up with Grace at […]

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Athletics: Ones to watch in 2019

In December  Irish Runner published their Annual Yearbook and featured the 8 athletics stars of Team Ireland as “ones to watch for 2019”. We could not agree more! Below is the article that featured just in case you missed it.   This March eight athletes from across Ireland will take to the athletics track to […]

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Padraig Harrington gets behind our golfers

The Team Ireland golfers received the opportunity of a lifetime when they met 2020 Ryder Cup Captain, Padraig Harrington ahead of their trip to Abu Dhabi this March It was a moment that many golfers have wished for as Padraig offered some words of wisdom to the team,  in the final stages of preparation for […]

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Club mates, friends and now Team Ireland members!

Teammates often become great friends as Connaught basketball stars Sarah and Shauna will agree. Both from Athlone Sarah and Shauna train and compete in numerous sports together. As members of Athlone Special Olympics Club they have been involved in swimming, athletics and floorball but basketball is the sport that will see both girls travel to […]

Official Launch of Team Ireland

The atmosphere in the hotel room was electric as the 91 athletes of #TeamIreland entered along the red carpet to the sound of “This is Me”, cheered on by over 80 guests, sponsors and dignitaries.  For these athletes and coaches the road to Abu Dhabi started four years ago; this week, the final preparations began in […]