Ophthalmologists & eye-care professionals needed for Ireland Games screening

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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

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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!

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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 provides health screenings, health education and resources to athletes, in a fun and welcoming environment. People with intellectual […]

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 attempt.” It’s the motto that Rebecha will repeat when she lines out for Eastern […]

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 was palpable across the five separate venues which spread from Antrim to Lisburn, with equestrian taking […]