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 community in months, with 14 sports taking place across an incredibly busy few days.

Athletes worked hard to improve their performances in sports such as the challenging kayaking at the Salmon Leap Canoe Club, to the exhilarating equestrian which took place at the Cherry Orchard Equine Center.

The training sessions which were spread out across the 3rd, 4th and 5th of February also provided an opportunity for our hard working athletes to double up and discuss game plans and strategies. Newly established table tennis teams competed against each other at the Holy Child Community School, Sallynoggin.

Golfers were practicing at St. Margaret’s Golf and Country Club and were shown a thing or two by Leonard Owens, a member of the Professional Golfers Association.

A huge thank you must go to Leonard and all other volunteers who helped create an electric atmosphere over the weekend.

If you are a resident of the island of Ireland aged 16 and over and are available on the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th of June 2018, then you can volunteer to be a part of the 2018 games. Volunteers play a huge roll in the activities of the Games and volunteering can be a fun and rewarding experience.

Check out the following link if volunteering in the Ireland Games interests you