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Brendan Hopes You’ll Join Him For ‘Fenit Polar Plunge’ This Weekend

Brendan Hopes You’ll Join Him For ‘Fenit Polar Plunge’ This Weekend

December 5, 2017 at 9:56 am 0 comments

SPECIAL Olympics Ireland are issuing a final reminder about the Fenit Polar Plunge on Saturday December 9 at 11am. The Kerry fundraiser for local athletes takes place at Fenit Harbour for the first time in this year. Special Olympics Munster are looking to build on a successful plunge in Cork […]

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Kunle Owolabi, Aisling O'Callaghan, Jacqueline O'Callaghan and Aidan Conlon at the Special Olympics table quiz. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Table Quiz For Special Olympics In Sean Og’s

October 13, 2016 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

QUIZ fans convened on Sean Og’s Pub on Tuesday night to test their knowledge and raise a little cash for Special Olympics Ireland. Behind the night was Special Olympics volunteer, Deirdre Lyons, who must raise €3,000 so she can continue her good work at the Winter games in Austria next March. Continued […]

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Brendan O’Connell, receiving a citation to mark his civic reception from Mayor of Kerry, Cllr Pat McCarthy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Civic Reception For Special Olympics Hero Brendan

November 17, 2015 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE gold medal winner at the Special Olympics was awarded a civic reception at Kerry County Council buildings on Monday afternoon. With family and the Kerry Stars Special Olympics team filling up the chamber, Brendan O’Connell, from Oakview was honoured for his gold medal and 4th place ribbon performances at the […]

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Speacial Olympian, Brendan O'Connell, who won a gold medal and a 4th place ribbon at the Special Olympics in Los Angelos. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Gold Star Brendan Returns A Special Olympics Hero

August 5, 2015 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE gold medal winner got a hero’s welcome home last night. There were joyous scenes when Oakview man, Brendan O’Connell, returned home with the gold medal and 4th place ribbon he won at the Special Olympics in Los Angeles. The Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club member, landed gold in the 800m […]

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Tralee Man Wins Gold Medal In Special Olympics

Tralee Man Wins Gold Medal In Special Olympics

August 1, 2015 at 9:25 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man has won a Gold Medal at the Special Olympics in Los Angeles. Brendan O’Connell from Oakpark won in the 800m freestyle event today. Yesterday the 29 year old Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club member, from the Oakview area performed well in the 1,500 metre open water swimming event, […]

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No Medal For Tralee Man But Brendan’s Still An LA Star

No Medal For Tralee Man But Brendan’s Still An LA Star

July 31, 2015 at 11:21 am 1 comment

THERE was to be no medal this time around for Tralee man Brendan O’Connell after he secured a fourth place ribbon at the Special Olympics World Games currently taking place in Los Angeles. The 29 year old Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club member, from the Oakview area performed excellently in […]

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Tralee Man Brendan Jets Out To LA For Special Olympics World Games

Tralee Man Brendan Jets Out To LA For Special Olympics World Games

July 21, 2015 at 4:25 pm Comments are Disabled

  A TRALEE man is today making his way to Los Angeles (LA) to take part in the Special Olympics World Games. Twenty-nine year old Brendan O’Connell is heading over as part of the Irish Aquatics Delegation and is the sole representative from Kerry that will be competing for Team Ireland. […]

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Brendan’s Going To LA For Special Olympics

Brendan’s Going To LA For Special Olympics

February 12, 2015 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

FLYING the Kerry flag at the Special Olympics this summer in LA will be Oakview swimmer, Brendan O’Connell. The member of Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club is the sole representative from  Kerry who will compete for Team Ireland. Brendan will be gunning for gold in the 1500 metres swim. No […]

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Representatives of the five Kerry Special Olympics clubs, with Mayor of Kerry, John Brassil at the Special Olympics civic reception in Kerry County Council buildings were, From left: Cliodhna Palmer, Eoin O'Sullivan, Cllr John Brassil, Brendan O'Sullivan and Bronagh Enright. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Special Olympics Groups Honoured By County Council

October 21, 2014 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE five different Special Olympics groups in Kerry were honoured with a civic reception at Kerry County Council buildings on Monday afternoon. They were gathered to acknowledge their outstanding contribution to the sporting life of Kerry. “This means an awful lot to us. There is a lot of work that […]

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Cliona Palmer, shows off her European Special Olympics with her Mom, Pat Palmer. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Special Reception For St Ita’s And St Joseph’s Golden Girl

September 24, 2014 at 12:47 pm 1 comment

THERE was a fantastic reception at St Ita’s and St Joseph’s school in Balloonagh today (Wednesday) for the return of student, Cliona Palmer, who scooped gold and silver medals at the European Summer Special Olympics in Belgium. Cliona picked up gold in the shot-putt and a silver medal in the […]

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Fantastic Five Take Part In Special Olympics Events

Fantastic Five Take Part In Special Olympics Events

June 13, 2014 at 9:44 am 1 comment

By Danielle Courtney FIVE very excited athletes set off bright and early on Thursday morning to represent Munster in the 100m, 500m and Shot-put in the All Ireland Special Olympics Games 2014 in Limerick. Hugh O’Brien, Liam Purcell, Maurice Moriarty, Eoin O’Sullivan and Christopher Courtney all had their new Munster red […]

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