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Special Olympics Ireland 2014 Highlights




Richard was honoured to be asked to present medals to the athletes. Picture: Caleb Purcell

Richard was honoured to be asked to present medals to the athletes. Picture: Caleb Purcell

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. 

For more coverage of the Special Olympics go HERE.



Photos by Caleb Purcell for 2014. All Rights Reserved Special Olympics 2014 Highlights




Photos by David Woodland for 2014. All Rights Reserved


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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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