In what was the largest and most prestigious sporting event to take place in Ireland in 2014, 1,500 Special Olympics athletes from throughout the island of Ireland travelled to Limerick. They were accompanied by 500 coaches and official delegates as well as a contingent of over 3,000 family members. The Games were supported by a team of 3,000 volunteers who were recruited from Limerick, surrounding counties and even abroad. Athletes competed in 13 sports in venues throughout Limerick. As well as being the main residential centre, the University of Limerick hosted the athletics, aquatics, basketball, football, gymnastics, kayaking competitions and the non-competitive motor activities training programme.
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Photos by Caleb Purcell for ILoveLimerick.com 2014. All Rights Reserved
Photos by David Woodland for ILoveLimerick.com 2014. All Rights Reserved
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