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

Mar 28th 2019, 10:15 PM 18,215 Views 46 Comments

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

'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'
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'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 48,056 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.

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

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

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

Mar 25th 2017, 10:13 AM 8,024 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Mar 14th 2017, 11:53 AM 1,952 Views 1 Comment

They set out for Austria early this morning.

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

Sep 24th 2015, 10:00 PM 6,366 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 4th 2015, 3:19 PM 12,244 Views 12 Comments

All the best pictures from this morning’s homecoming.

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

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

Aug 2nd 2015, 10:42 AM 10,773 Views 19 Comments

Team Ireland will arrive into Dublin Airport on Tuesday morning.

Team Ireland is having one of its best Special Olympic games ever as medal haul soars
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# 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 13,595 Views 13 Comments

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

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

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

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

Jul 26th 2015, 4:30 PM 11,183 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 21st 2015, 8:00 PM 23,548 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
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# California Dreamin'

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

Jul 21st 2015, 3:00 PM 9,232 Views 8 Comments

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

Colin Farrell gives backing to Special Olympics
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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.

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

Opinion: Forget the 'Celtic Phoenix' nonsense – Ireland's Special Olympians should be our inspiration
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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 62 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.

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

Jun 15th 2014, 5:34 PM 9,524 Views 12 Comments

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

Special Olympics get off to a great start in Limerick
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Special Olympics get off to a great start in Limerick

Jun 13th 2014, 10:36 PM 12,509 Views 23 Comments

The games will run until Sunday.

PHOTOS: Athletes ready as Special Olympics Ireland get underway
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PHOTOS: Athletes ready as Special Olympics Ireland get underway

Jun 12th 2014, 10:28 PM 13,200 Views 13 Comments

Let the games begin…

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

RTÉ says televising National Special Olympics would be too expensive

Jun 10th 2014, 4:19 PM 11,121 Views 55 Comments

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

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

Jun 9th 2014, 11:08 AM 4,676 Views 23 Comments

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

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

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

May 14th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,549 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 10th 2014, 6:44 PM 7,037 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 6th 2013, 2:37 AM 12,894 Views 32 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 8th 2013, 7:59 PM 8,143 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Jun 20th 2013, 9:30 PM 6,775 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 16th 2013, 8:45 PM 16,011 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Apr 26th 2013, 7:45 AM 4,499 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Feb 5th 2013, 7:18 PM 4,618 Views 11 Comments

There was two more silver in South Korea today

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

Feb 4th 2013, 6:55 PM 4,591 Views 4 Comments

We’ve hit 10 medals.

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

Feb 2nd 2013, 3:05 PM 6,241 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Feb 1st 2013, 5:59 PM 3,918 Views 5 Comments

This looks like fun.

'You're a star' -- Special Olympics athlete's thank-you letter to Rory Best will make your day
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# 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 15,484 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Nov 20th 2012, 4:32 PM 625 Views 1 Comment

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

Nasty Ann Coulter tweet gets ultimate smackdown
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# Shame

Nasty Ann Coulter tweet gets ultimate smackdown

Oct 24th 2012, 12:20 PM 32,644 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…

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

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

Jun 11th 2012, 5:03 PM 11,480 Views 31 Comments

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

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