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Healthcare professionals needed for athlete screening at Ireland Games!

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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…

Rebecha McAuley - Hard work, Dedication, Commitment

Rebecha McAuley describes what it takes to become a Special Olympics Athlete. “Let Me Win…” - The opening of the Special Olympics motto. Rebecha McAuley knows these words. She knows that if she cannot win, she must be “brave in the…

A busy training weekend in Ulster

From Coleraine To Lisburn Ulster Athletes Train Hard with only 101 Days to go until Special Olympics Ireland Games in June.  Almost 240 athletes took part in the largest Ulster region Ireland Games training session of 2018.  The excitement…

Dean Rock - Put to the test

GAA star and Special Olympics sports ambassador Dean Rock plays his part ahead of the Ireland Games. Some Ireland Games athletes, along with GAA star Dean Rock, had there acting and sporting skills put to the test yesterday during a promotional…

Toastmaster training for Ireland Games Athletes; Not Just Sport

Tara Toastmasters Group visit Special Olympics Eastern Region to give world class media training workshop. Training has intensified on the pitches, in the pools and on the tracks but improving their sporting capabilities isn't the only aspect…

Games training intensifies in Eastern Region

Eastern Region athletes pick up the pace as training for Ireland Games intensifies. The countdown is on for our athletes as the Ireland Games draw closer. The first weekend of February marked one of the largest gatherings of the Special Olympics…

Ireland Games athletes brave the cold in Kilkenny

Ireland Games training is officially underway following an action packed weekend in Kilkenny. The cold January weather has not dampened the spirits of our athletes as they kitted out in Kilkenny this weekend to take part in training for…

Christmas Newsletter 2017

As we come to the end of 2017 we would like to thank all of our athletes, volunteers, clubs, staff, Board Members, Patrons and Sponsors for your amazing support throughout the year. 2018 will be another great year for us all, we will celebrate…

Sound Production (Music and Sound!)

The music and sound of the Ireland Games is key in creating a high octane atmosphere as spectators, family and coaches fill the bleachers in anticipation of the competition that is about to unfold in front of them. For 3 days this June, you…

Calling all Doctors, Nurses and Physiotherapists!!

We are currently seeking volunteer doctors, nurses and physiotherapists to support the Ireland Games in Dublin from June 14th-17th. Your skills, training and experience are needed to ensure that the 1600 athletes competing in over 13 sports…