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Posts Tagged ‘ Lucan Special Olympics ’

New Sports Website Aims To Boost Local Participation

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Lucan Sports Hub is a new interactive sports website launching in Kenny’s Pub, Lucan Village on Monday September 15th at 8.30pm. The Hub will act as a forum for all sports clubs in the Lucan area in an effort to promote inter-club relationships and create awareness of all the different sports on offer.

Supported by South Dublin County Council this initiative is being launched by local sports enthusiast Will Garbutt and Irish News Review editor Glenn Dowd who have been developing Lucan Sports Hub over the past number of months. Continue reading

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The Rise Of Special Olympics Ireland

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November 25th 1963, the eyes of the world are firmly fixed on Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. A heroic figure has been cut down in his prime. A 42 year old woman stands idly by as she watches her brother lowered into the ground. Amidst the backdrop of her sibling’s successes, it is now her time to create some history of her own.

One year prior to the death of her brother Eunice Kennedy Shriver had a vision. She invited young people with intellectual disabilities to a day camp in her own back garden, sowing the seeds for the foundation of the Special Olympics – an organisation that would grow into a global movement and change the lives of millions. Eunice, saw opportunity where others saw barriers, and despite the personal tragedies that encapsulated her family she battled valiantly and secured a brighter future for all those born with intellectual disabilities. Continue reading

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