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#Special Olympics

# special-olympics - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Donald Trump rows back on decision to cut Special Olympics funding by $18m
# U-turn
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# U-turn

Donald Trump rows back on decision to cut Special Olympics funding by $18m

Mar 28th 2019, 10:15 PM 18,209 Views 46 Comments

“I’ve been to the Special Olympics, I think it’s incredible,” he told reporters.

# special-olympics - Saturday 9 February, 2019

'Stephen has special needs, but whenever Tom could pass a ball to him, he did. If there was a ruck, he'd drag him in'
# Band Of Brothers
# Band Of Brothers

'Stephen has special needs, but whenever Tom could pass a ball to him, he did. If there was a ruck, he'd drag him in'

Feb 9th 2019, 10:00 AM 48,040 Views 12 Comments

Stephen Lee and Tom Farrell battled alongside one another for Coolmine RFC as kids, with each man going on to achieve success in an Irish shirt.

# special-olympics - Thursday 14 June, 2018

'He's very good at watching out for other people, just to make sure everyone's okay'
# Leader
# Leader

'He's very good at watching out for other people, just to make sure everyone's okay'

Jun 14th 2018, 3:22 PM 5,457 Views 1 Comment

The oldest competitor at the Special Olympics Ireland Games will lead from the front this weekend.

# special-olympics - Saturday 25 March, 2017

Arnold Schwarzenegger completely shut down a fan who slagged the Special Olympics
# Terminated
From The Daily Edge
# Terminated

Arnold Schwarzenegger completely shut down a fan who slagged the Special Olympics

Mar 25th 2017, 10:13 AM 8,001 Views 5 Comments

“Right now, I guarantee you that these athletes have more of every positive human quality than you.”

# special-olympics - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Huge excitement as Team Ireland jet off for 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
# In Pics
# In Pics

Huge excitement as Team Ireland jet off for 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

Mar 14th 2017, 11:53 AM 1,944 Views 1 Comment

They set out for Austria early this morning.

# special-olympics - Thursday 24 September, 2015

'Driving Muhammad Ali around Croker in a golf buggy is a stand-out memory'
# GAA HQ
# GAA HQ

'Driving Muhammad Ali around Croker in a golf buggy is a stand-out memory'

Sep 24th 2015, 10:00 PM 6,359 Views 0 Comments

Croke Park Commercial and Stadium Director Peter McKenna has been overseeing events on Jones’ Road for nearly 15 years.

# special-olympics - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Ireland's Special Olympics team had a hero's welcome at Dublin Airport today
# Hero's Welcome
# Hero's Welcome

Ireland's Special Olympics team had a hero's welcome at Dublin Airport today

Aug 4th 2015, 3:19 PM 12,226 Views 12 Comments

All the best pictures from this morning’s homecoming.

# special-olympics - Sunday 2 August, 2015

It's Sunday so here are our favourite sports images from the last week
# Pics Of The Week
# Pics Of The Week

It's Sunday so here are our favourite sports images from the last week

Aug 2nd 2015, 8:30 PM 5,659 Views 2 Comments

Some stunning pics from the week that was in sport.

Ireland's athletes bring their medal haul to 86 after hugely successful Special Olympics
# LA Story
# LA Story

Ireland's athletes bring their medal haul to 86 after hugely successful Special Olympics

Aug 2nd 2015, 10:42 AM 10,768 Views 19 Comments

Team Ireland will arrive into Dublin Airport on Tuesday morning.

# special-olympics - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Team Ireland is having one of its best Special Olympic games ever as medal haul soars
# Doing Us Proud
# Doing Us Proud

Team Ireland is having one of its best Special Olympic games ever as medal haul soars

Aug 1st 2015, 12:33 PM 13,583 Views 13 Comments

37 medals were won by Team Ireland on the penultimate day of the games.

# special-olympics - Friday 31 July, 2015

Know your sport? Prove it by taking our big weekly quiz
# Test Your Knowledge
# Test Your Knowledge

Know your sport? Prove it by taking our big weekly quiz

Jul 31st 2015, 6:07 PM 23,706 Views 6 Comments

Have you been paying attention over the past seven days?

# special-olympics - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Massive welcome for Ireland's athletes as Special Olympics gets underway in Los Angeles
# LA Story
# LA Story

Massive welcome for Ireland's athletes as Special Olympics gets underway in Los Angeles

Jul 26th 2015, 4:30 PM 11,166 Views 4 Comments

The Irish were first into the historic LOs Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

# special-olympics - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

We'll Leave it There So: McClean warned, Sterling slips and the rest of Tuesday's sport
# Billo
# Billo

We'll Leave it There So: McClean warned, Sterling slips and the rest of Tuesday's sport

Jul 21st 2015, 8:00 PM 23,545 Views 13 Comments

Also a classy touch from Manchester United, and a defiant stance from team Sky.

88 Irish athletes jet off to LA for Special Olympics World Summer Games
# California Dreamin'
# California Dreamin'

88 Irish athletes jet off to LA for Special Olympics World Summer Games

Jul 21st 2015, 3:00 PM 9,224 Views 8 Comments

Ireland will compete in 13 disciplines in the Games starting this weekend.

# special-olympics - Friday 24 April, 2015

Colin Farrell gives backing to Special Olympics
# Collection Day
From TheJournal.ie
# Collection Day

Colin Farrell gives backing to Special Olympics

Apr 24th 2015, 5:08 PM 7,452 Views 13 Comments

The actor has encouraged people to engage with today’s fundraising.

# special-olympics - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Robbie and Claudine Keane pay a surprise visit to the Irish Special Olympics team
# Legend
# Legend

Robbie and Claudine Keane pay a surprise visit to the Irish Special Olympics team

Dec 20th 2014, 12:55 PM 6,803 Views 5 Comments

The striker called on the country to get behind the athletes due to compete at the World Summer Games next year.

# special-olympics - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Opinion: Forget the 'Celtic Phoenix' nonsense – Ireland's Special Olympians should be our inspiration
# Ireland's Future
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# Ireland's Future

Opinion: Forget the 'Celtic Phoenix' nonsense – Ireland's Special Olympians should be our inspiration

Sep 23rd 2014, 8:00 PM 55 Views 16 Comments

Special Olympians have risen above the sort of hardship most of us can barely imagine; their spirit should inspire Ireland’s national recovery.

# special-olympics - Sunday 15 June, 2014

2,000 medals later, the Special Olympics Ireland games draw to a close in Limerick
# Games
# Games

2,000 medals later, the Special Olympics Ireland games draw to a close in Limerick

Jun 15th 2014, 5:34 PM 9,512 Views 12 Comments

Over 1,500 athletes took part in the games in Limerick.

# special-olympics - Friday 13 June, 2014

Special Olympics get off to a great start in Limerick
# 2014 Games
From TheJournal.ie
# 2014 Games

Special Olympics get off to a great start in Limerick

Jun 13th 2014, 10:36 PM 12,504 Views 23 Comments

The games will run until Sunday.

# special-olympics - Thursday 12 June, 2014

PHOTOS: Athletes ready as Special Olympics Ireland get underway
# Limerick
From TheJournal.ie
# Limerick

PHOTOS: Athletes ready as Special Olympics Ireland get underway

Jun 12th 2014, 10:28 PM 13,189 Views 14 Comments

Let the games begin…

# special-olympics - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

RTÉ says televising National Special Olympics would be too expensive
# Live Coverage
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# Live Coverage

RTÉ says televising National Special Olympics would be too expensive

Jun 10th 2014, 4:19 PM 11,091 Views 55 Comments

The broadcaster’s head of sport Ryle Nugent met with Senator Mary Moran to discuss the issue today.

# special-olympics - Monday 9 June, 2014

Senator calls on RTÉ to televise parts of the National Special Olympics
# Petition
From TheJournal.ie
# Petition

Senator calls on RTÉ to televise parts of the National Special Olympics

Jun 9th 2014, 11:08 AM 4,672 Views 23 Comments

The national broadcaster says they’ll include some coverage in news bulletins but have no plans to show live coverage.

# special-olympics - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

New €5m headquarters for Special Olympics will 'yield significant savings'
# Abbottstown
# Abbottstown

New €5m headquarters for Special Olympics will 'yield significant savings'

May 14th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,545 Views 7 Comments

The new building will be located at the National Sports Campus in Dublin.

# special-olympics - Monday 10 March, 2014

Special Olympians to be Grand Marshals at Limerick's St Patrick's Day parade
# City Of Culture
From TheJournal.ie
# City Of Culture

Special Olympians to be Grand Marshals at Limerick's St Patrick's Day parade

Mar 10th 2014, 6:44 PM 7,036 Views 6 Comments

The athletes form part of Team Munster, who will be taking part in the games in Limerick later this year.

# special-olympics - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Rugby star cheering on Mr World and Newstalk host at Great Limerick Run
# Doing A Runner
# Doing A Runner

Rugby star cheering on Mr World and Newstalk host at Great Limerick Run

Feb 12th 2014, 7:15 AM 5,309 Views 0 Comments

Former Ireland flanker David Wallace has called on the public to sign up for the Special Olympics fundraiser.

# special-olympics - Friday 6 December, 2013

In pictures: Mandela's Irish visits
# Madiba
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# Madiba

In pictures: Mandela's Irish visits

Dec 6th 2013, 2:37 AM 12,767 Views 32 Comments

The South African leader visited Ireland on three occasions, most recently for the Special Olympics in 2003.

# special-olympics - Friday 8 November, 2013

€130,000 donated to charity as 45,000 kind deeds logged
# Kindness Week
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# Kindness Week

€130,000 donated to charity as 45,000 kind deeds logged

Nov 8th 2013, 7:59 PM 8,140 Views 11 Comments

Childline received the most pledged kind deeds this week, receiving a cheque for €60,000.

# special-olympics - Friday 21 June, 2013

# special-olympics - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Big softie Des Cahill recalls the night he cried on stage with Christy O'Connor Jr
# Special Olympics
# Special Olympics

Big softie Des Cahill recalls the night he cried on stage with Christy O'Connor Jr

Jun 20th 2013, 9:30 PM 6,774 Views 9 Comments

The RTÉ presenter on getting choked up at a Special Olympics fundraiser .

# special-olympics - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Colin Farrell: Special Olympics World Games 2003 "extraordinary experience"
# Congratulations
From TheJournal.ie
# Congratulations

Colin Farrell: Special Olympics World Games 2003 "extraordinary experience"

Jun 16th 2013, 8:45 PM 15,997 Views 24 Comments

The actor and supporter of Special Olympics Ireland celebrates 10-year anniversary since the World Games were held in Ireland.

# special-olympics - Friday 26 April, 2013

10 years after Croke Park spectacular, Special Olympics dreams still coming true
# Collection Day
# Collection Day

10 years after Croke Park spectacular, Special Olympics dreams still coming true

Apr 26th 2013, 7:45 AM 4,494 Views 1 Comment

The organisation is appealing to the public to give generously on its annual collection day.

# special-olympics - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Heroes' welcome for Team Ireland after successful Special Olympics World Winter Games
# Special Olympics
# Special Olympics

Heroes' welcome for Team Ireland after successful Special Olympics World Winter Games

Feb 7th 2013, 12:02 AM 5,026 Views 12 Comments

The team return from South Korea with a 12-medal haul.

# special-olympics - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Team Ireland to return home from Special Olympics World Winter Games with 12 medals
# Special Olympics
# Special Olympics

Team Ireland to return home from Special Olympics World Winter Games with 12 medals

Feb 5th 2013, 7:18 PM 4,617 Views 11 Comments

There was two more silver in South Korea today

# special-olympics - Monday 4 February, 2013

VIDEO: Team Ireland celebrate on the slopes at Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea
# Special Olympics
# Special Olympics

VIDEO: Team Ireland celebrate on the slopes at Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea

Feb 4th 2013, 6:55 PM 4,589 Views 4 Comments

We’ve hit 10 medals.

# special-olympics - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Irish skiers claim medal haul at Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea
# Special Olympics
# Special Olympics

Irish skiers claim medal haul at Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea

Feb 2nd 2013, 3:05 PM 6,235 Views 16 Comments

One gold, three silver and one bronze isn’t a bad day’s work for Team Ireland on the slopes.

# special-olympics - Friday 1 February, 2013

VIDEO: Ireland's Floorball stars in action at Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea
# Special Olympics
# Special Olympics

VIDEO: Ireland's Floorball stars in action at Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea

Feb 1st 2013, 5:59 PM 3,917 Views 5 Comments

This looks like fun.

# special-olympics - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

'You're a star' -- Special Olympics athlete's thank-you letter to Rory Best will make your day
# Nice 1
# Nice 1

'You're a star' -- Special Olympics athlete's thank-you letter to Rory Best will make your day

Jan 9th 2013, 4:36 PM 15,480 Views 15 Comments

The Ireland and Ulster hooker sent skier Lucy Best an Ireland jersey after they met in Belfast.

# special-olympics - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

VIDEO: Darren O'Neill donates his act of kindness to Special Olympics Ireland
# Campaign
# Campaign

VIDEO: Darren O'Neill donates his act of kindness to Special Olympics Ireland

Nov 20th 2012, 4:32 PM 623 Views 1 Comment

The Irish boxer is the official ambassador for the organisation’s latest initiative.

# special-olympics - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Nasty Ann Coulter tweet gets ultimate smackdown
# Shame
From TheJournal.ie
# Shame

Nasty Ann Coulter tweet gets ultimate smackdown

Oct 24th 2012, 12:20 PM 32,632 Views 100 Comments

The most dignified response to the offence caused by the conservative US commentator is contained in a guest post on the Special Olympics blog…

# special-olympics - Monday 11 June, 2012

Magic moment: young athletes run race together after starting gun fright
# On Track
# On Track

Magic moment: young athletes run race together after starting gun fright

Jun 11th 2012, 5:03 PM 11,472 Views 31 Comments

One young runner returned to the starting line to give his friend a helping hand.

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