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Special Olympics 2018

A group of Monaghan athletes and their coaches headed off from Monaghan on Thursday morning to take part in the Special Olympics over the next few days. There was great razzamatazz in McNally's Car Park as the Piper led athletes marched to their bus with plenty of support from family and friends, who were there to see them off and wish them every success. There was no need to tell them to enjoy themselves as they know better than anyone how to enjoy the various situations in which they find themselves - situations which have been organised for them by caring people and wonderful volunteers. WE look forward to some success and no doubt there will be celebrations on their return.

See Below Here for RESULTS

Swimming

Clare McElroy Gold  50m breaststroke

                Silver 25m backstroke

                Silver 4 x 25m relay

Emma O’Flaherty Gold 25m freestyle

                         Gold 4 x 25m relay

                   Fourth    25m freestyle

Jamie Hughes Gold 4 x 25m relay

                    6th 25m backstroke

                    5th 25m freestyle

Paul McKenna 4th 25m freestyle

Margaret McElroy, Chaperone

Athletics

Ryan Gibson Gold   Mini Javelin

                    Bronze 100m run

                    Bronze  4 x 100m relay

Alana Barry Silver 100m run

                   Bronze Mini Javelin

Fiona Callan Silver Softball throw

                    25m walk    Ribbon

Mary Gibson, Chaperone

Ten Pin Bowling

Darren Byrne Bronze Singles

                  4th Doubles

Andrea Byrne Odlin Silver Doubles

                           4th Singles

Avril Cogan Silver Singles

                7th Doubles

Terry Treanor 4th Doubles

                    7th Singles

Natasha Kavanangh, Chaperone

Team Ulster Football

Team 2    -   Bronze   -   Padraig Kelly, Padraig Crudden,
Darren Leonard, Eamon Brummitt

Michael McElroy, Chaperone

Team 3    -   4th place ribbons  - Sean Molloy, Rob McClave

Rob McClave, Coach and Patsy Kelly Chaperone

TOTAL 5 Gold, 6 Silver, 8 Bronze and 10 Ribbons

 

National Special Olympic Games

What an amazing time sixteen athletes from Monaghan Special Olympics Club and two from Errigal Truagh Special Needs Centre had at the National Special Olympic Games in Dublin from the 14th to the 17th June 2018.  It was three days of tough competition, excitement and especially fun.  

It was the first time for most of the athletes to compete at national level and be away from their families for 3 nights.  The standard of competition was very high and our athletes all achieved personal bests in all competitions and are rightly really proud of themselves.  They put their best into all training sessions at home and with Team Ulster over the last year.  They are a credit to all their families.

The athletes couldn’t have gone to the Games without their Coaches/Chaperones. Thank you to the 6 who travelled to Team Ulster training sessions and not only got to know our own athletes but had to get to know the other Team Ulster athletes, some of whom they were responsible for too.

Thank you to all the family members and supporters who went to Dublin over the 3 days.  It meant so much to the athletes to have your support and to share their success and excitement with them.  Thank you to all who came in to Monaghan town last Thursday morning to see them off to the Games and wish them good luck and to all who came to welcome them home on Sunday night.  Thank you to all the well wishing texts that the teams received. Thank you Rory Geary, Northern Standard, to Emyvale.net, Gary McEneaney, Monaghan Pix and Sean MacCaffrey, Northern Sound for your continued media coverage of Monaghan Special Olympics Club.

Thank you very much to all the Sponsors who were so generous, without whose support the Club would have struggled to send the athletes to the National Games.

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