World Games Schedule Wednesday 19th March

As we head in to the final day of competition The below schedule is in local UAE Time. Abu Dhabi is 4 hours ahead of Dublin. Please note the schedule is subject to change. For more schedule information you can download the official Games…

World Game Schedule Tuesday 19th March

The below schedule is in local UAE Time. Abu Dhabi is 4 hours ahead of Dublin. Please note the schedule is subject to change. For more schedule information you can download the official Games App from your PlayStore and search “World Games…

World Games Schedule Monday 18th March

Team Ireland certainly celebrated St. Patrick's Day in style with medals and personal bests and the competition continues again today. The below schedule is in local UAE Time. Abu Dhabi is 4 hours ahead of Dublin. Please note the schedule…

World Games Schedule Sunday 17th

The days are flying by and Team Ireland are going from strength to strength. As the world celebrates St. Patrick's Day Team Ireland have a busy day of competition ahead of them. The below schedule is in local UAE Time. Abu Dhabi is 4 hours…

World Games Schedule Saturday 16th March

Team Ireland got off to a flying start on Friday and there is more excitement to come as we look to the events for Saturday. The below schedule is in local UAE Time. Abu Dhabi is 4 hours ahead of Dublin. Please note the schedule is subject…

Spectacular Opening Ceremony signals the start of the World Games

After a spectacular and electrifying opening ceremony the World Summer Games 2019 are now officially open! The ceremony took place at the Zayed Sports City where the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed…

World Games Schedule Friday 15th March

With the spectacle of the Opening Ceremony on Thursday evening all eyes now turn to competition. The below schedule is in local UAE Time. Abu Dhabi is 4 hours ahead of Dublin. Please note the schedule is subject to change. For more schedule…

And they are off!! Team Ireland depart for Abu Dhabi

There were exciting scenes at Dublin Airport on Thursday as 91 athletes from right across Ireland got set to jet off to Abu Dhabi for the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The athletes gathered in the airport from early morning with…

Athletes to officiate at World Games

In addition to the athletes and coaches participation in the Games, Special Olympics Ireland is also represented by 15 officials. They will join other officials from countries across the world to ensure best practice of having international…

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…

Athletics: Ones to watch in 2019

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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…

Padraig Harrington gets behind our golfers

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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…

Club mates, friends and now Team Ireland members!

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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…

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…