Tag Archives: Special Olympics


One man.

220km of road.

Callum, Conor, Dan, Paddy, James, O’ Ra, Trevor & Zachary writes:

Our friend Nevil Copeland is cycling from Gorey to…. Gorey tomorrow! He’s trying to raise a tonne of money for the Special Olympics Club Gorey Area and the Gorey Rugby Club.

He’s a teacher preparing for back-to-school amid a pandemic, taking on a charity cycle. We are trying to get the word out to push him to the €9,000 mark (only 900 to go!).

Any chance you could give his hero a shout out? The Broadsheet community are known for their kindness, generosity and good looks… G’wan, you know you want to.


Gorey to Gorey Cycle Challenge (GoFundMe)

This afternoon.

Terminal 1, Dublin Airport.

Some of the 91 members of Team Ireland arrive home from the Special Olympic World Games after winning 86 medals in Abu Dhabi, including 30 gold, 29 silver, and 27 bronze.

From top: Katie Dillon (4th place: shot putt) Emma Barrett (gold, freestyle relay swimming); Mark Claffey (gold, golf); unidentified; Sarah Kilmartin (gold: basketball).



A short video to celebrate the 88 Irish athletes who’ll travel to Los Angeles this summer for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

Hugh writes:

We (Atomic Sport) made it for Special Olympics Ireland. With a little Liam Neeson VO help

He has a very particular set of skills in fairness.

Atomic Sport

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Darren Cleary writes:

“This is a story about an annual charity game which takes place at Tolka Park every year. The United Warriors Special Olympics club play a Shelbourne XI in the Leo Keogh Cup Final. This year’s game took place last Sunday.
The Shelbourne team is made up of fans, club staff, and volunteers who donate between €10-20 to play in the game, the Warriors are a Special Olympics club based in Rathcoole [Dublin] made up of boys and girls of all ages with disabilities. All proceeds raised go to the Warriors and it pays their league costs for the year.
Shelbourne kit man Johnny Watson and Shels fanatic Stephen Fagan (who is the captain of the Warriors) came up with the idea over six years ago. The prize on offer in the final is the Leo Keogh Cup, the trophy is in memory of Stephen’s cousin Leo who was 12-years-old when he lost his life in a car accident a few years ago. I put together this report for FM104 on the day. It’s a really inspirational story and it highlights how a small gesture of playing a football match and donating a few quid can make a big difference to these lads”

Fair play though, in fairness.


A promo for ‘126’ by Technowolfe Films:

Brian Maher & Mike Sheridan are going to run 126 Miles from Limerick to Dublin for Special Olympics Ireland. That’s one mile for each of Irelands Special Olympic Athletes. The kicker is they are doing it in one go!! 126 Miles / 202 KM straight in a day.


Thanks Onetwothreefour