Special Olympics

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Special Olympics Athletes’ Oath

 Special Olympics

CWCW (E) Ltd. athletes compete in local competitions in the Special Olympics South Leinster area leading to further participation in Regional, National, European and World Games. In 2003 the World Games came to Ireland and the people of Enniscorthy and the surrounding areas embraced the event and the Canadian Special Olympics delegation who were based in town before the competition commenced.

National Games Limerick 12th-15th June 2014!

Athletes from CWCWE have been preparing for the past number of months for the National Games which will be held in Limerick starting with the Opening Ceremony on 12th June 2014. Currently we have 23 athletes selected to represent Team Leinster. This is a big honour for these athletes and they will represent us in various sports including: Table Tennis, Bocce, Athletics, Basketball and Football. This gives all our athletes a great chance of progressing to the World Games which will be held in Los Angeles in 2015.

The athletes who have been selected have started their training for these events as far back as 2012 as it is a four year cycle. It is through their perseverance and dedication and help from family members, coaches and volunteers that they have progressed this far. Lets Hope for good things in 2014!!

Our Special Olympics programme cannot run without the help of the great volunteers we have in the organisation. We are greatly endebted to these special people giving their own time to help our athletes. But we are urgently in need of volunteers all the time. If you are interested in getting involved please contact Annette on 0539236678.

In 2014 we had a cracker

 

National Games Limerick results:

Athletics

Bernie Murphy 25m Race 1st Place

John Grennan 25m Race 1st Place, 50m Run 7th Place

Carmel Redmond 50m Walk 2nd Place, 100m Walk 1st Place

Sean McDonald 100m Run 7th Place, 4x 100m Relay 2nd Place, Shotput 4kg 1st Place

Stephen Walker 200m Run 2nd Place, 400m Run 2nd Place

Philip Hughes 200m Run 3rd Place, 400m Run 3rd Place

Basketball

Leinster Team 2- Sheila Morrissey 1st Place

Leinster Team 1- Gemma Cleary, Donna Farrell, Kate Tyndall, Carmel O’Brien, Rosie Murphy 3rd Place

Bocce

John Blackburn Singles 1st Place, Doubles 2nd Place

Margaret Askins Doubles 4th Place, team 1st Place

Peter Murphy Doubles 1st Place, team 1st Place

Martin Breen Doubles 4th Place, Team 2nd Place

Lisa McGlone Doubles 5th Place, Team 3rd Place

Margaret Casey Team 3rd Place

Pitch and Putt

David Mitten

Mary Morris

Noel Murphy

Golf

Walter Byrne

Football

Anthony Barnes

We are currently looking for VOLUNTEERS to assist in coaching our athletes for Special Olympics in a variety of sports. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Paul Cosgrave 053 9236678 or Annette Fenlon 053 9233069.

Participants benefit socially, emotionally and physically as a result of their involvement with Special Olympics.

assisting in promoting a healthy and active lifestyle
social benefits allowing athletes to meet and compete with peers and people from other organisations.
the competition allows them to work towards a goal thus increasing self-esteem and confidence.

There is a hectic schedule of events for athletes including in-centre training events, trips to local competitions, regional competitions and training events as well as National competitions. Athletes have also participated in overseas events including European Games and World Games.

Sports which athletes participate in

Athletics
Table Tennis
Pitch & Put
Soccer Golf
Bocce
Basketball Swimming

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