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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

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

# special-olympics - Saturday 9 February, 2019

From The42 '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

'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'

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

From The42 'He's very good at watching out for other people, just to make sure everyone's okay' Leader

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

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

# special-olympics - Saturday 25 March, 2017

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

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

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

# special-olympics - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

From The42 Huge excitement as Team Ireland jet off for 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games In Pics

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

They set out for Austria early this morning.

# special-olympics - Thursday 24 September, 2015

From The42 'Driving Muhammad Ali around Croker in a golf buggy is a stand-out memory' GAA HQ

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

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

From The42 Ireland's Special Olympics team had a hero's welcome at Dublin Airport today Hero's Welcome

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

All the best pictures from this morning’s homecoming.

# special-olympics - Sunday 2 August, 2015

From The42 It's Sunday so here are our favourite sports images from the last week Pics Of The Week This post contains images

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

Some stunning pics from the week that was in sport.

From The42 Ireland's athletes bring their medal haul to 86 after hugely successful Special Olympics LA Story

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

Team Ireland will arrive into Dublin Airport on Tuesday morning.

# special-olympics - Saturday 1 August, 2015

From The42 Team Ireland is having one of its best Special Olympic games ever as medal haul soars Doing Us Proud

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

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

# special-olympics - Friday 31 July, 2015

From The42 Know your sport? Prove it by taking our big weekly quiz Test Your Knowledge

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

Have you been paying attention over the past seven days?

# special-olympics - Sunday 26 July, 2015

From The42 Massive welcome for Ireland's athletes as Special Olympics gets underway in Los Angeles LA Story

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

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

# special-olympics - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

From The42 We'll Leave it There So: McClean warned, Sterling slips and the rest of Tuesday's sport Billo

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

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

From The42 88 Irish athletes jet off to LA for Special Olympics World Summer Games California Dreamin'

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

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

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

# special-olympics - Saturday 20 December, 2014

From The42 Robbie and Claudine Keane pay a surprise visit to the Irish Special Olympics team Legend

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

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

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

From The42 2,000 medals later, the Special Olympics Ireland games draw to a close in Limerick Games This post contains videos This post contains images

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

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 This post contains images

Special Olympics get off to a great start in Limerick

The games will run until Sunday.

# special-olympics - Thursday 12 June, 2014

PHOTOS: Athletes ready as Special Olympics Ireland get underway Limerick This post contains images

# special-olympics - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

RTÉ says televising National Special Olympics would be too expensive

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

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

From The42 New €5m headquarters for Special Olympics will 'yield significant savings' Abbottstown

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

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

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

From The42 Rugby star cheering on Mr World and Newstalk host at Great Limerick Run Doing A Runner

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

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

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

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

# special-olympics - Friday 21 June, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

# special-olympics - Thursday 20 June, 2013

From The42 Big softie Des Cahill recalls the night he cried on stage with Christy O'Connor Jr Special Olympics This post contains videos

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

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"

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

From The42 10 years after Croke Park spectacular, Special Olympics dreams still coming true Collection Day

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

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

# special-olympics - Thursday 7 February, 2013

From The42 Heroes' welcome for Team Ireland after successful Special Olympics World Winter Games Special Olympics This post contains images

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

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

# special-olympics - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

From The42 Team Ireland to return home from Special Olympics World Winter Games with 12 medals Special Olympics

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

There was two more silver in South Korea today

# special-olympics - Monday 4 February, 2013

From The42 VIDEO: Team Ireland celebrate on the slopes at Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea Special Olympics

# special-olympics - Saturday 2 February, 2013

From The42 Irish skiers claim medal haul at Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea Special Olympics

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

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

From The42 VIDEO: Ireland's Floorball stars in action at Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea Special Olympics This post contains videos

# special-olympics - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

From The42 'You're a star' -- Special Olympics athlete's thank-you letter to Rory Best will make your day Nice 1

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

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

# special-olympics - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

From The42 VIDEO: Darren O'Neill donates his act of kindness to Special Olympics Ireland Campaign This post contains videos

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

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

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

From The42 Magic moment: young athletes run race together after starting gun fright On Track This post contains images

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

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

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