Heroes’ Welcome as Team Ireland Return Home From The ‘Medal East’

Kirsty Winter Consumer

There were emotional scenes at Dublin Airport on Friday (22 March) as the 91-strong Team Ireland squad – including 21 from Ulster – returned home to a heroes’ welcome from the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi. The team were carrying some serious excess baggage, as they made their way into the arrivals hall, with a sensational haul …

Belfast Fundraisers Get Freezin’ For A Reason

Kirsty Winter Consumer

Twenty brave fundraisers from Belfast and beyond embraced the December chill and took on the challenge to plunge into the River Lagan on Saturday 1 December, raising vital funds for local Special Olympics athletes. Taking place at Belfast Marina, the freezing fundraiser challenged the public to ‘get freezin’ for a reason’ in support of athletes with an intellectual disability. Participants and …

Surprise Visit For Special Olympics Footballers

Niamh Parker Consumer

Former Northern Ireland and Manchester United footballer, Keith Gillespie, surprised Special Olympics Ulster athletes at a recent training session in the Antrim Forum. Keith joined members of the Team Ulster football teams as they prepare to compete on a national stage at the Special Olympics Ireland Games, which take place in Dublin from 14-17 June 2018. A total of 36 …