CASTLEBLAYNEY HOSTS SPECIAL OLYMPICS EVENT

25 February 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

TEN PIN BOWLING: The Ulster Area South Ten Pin Bowling competition was held in the GR8 Castleblayney on Friday last 19th February in which 97 athletes took part. The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys officially opened the competitions and our own Athlete Padraig Kelly read the Special Olympic Oath.   37 athletes from Monaghan Special Olympics Club competed in both singles and doubles competitions taking home 14 gold, 10 silver, 11 bronze and 38 ribbons. This is a great reflection on our coaches Parents and all involved with the Monaghan Special Olympics Club who devote their time to the club , congratulations and well done to all the athletes.

Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who helped with our athletes also to the Monaghan Volunteers who registered with Special Olympics Ulster and helped from early morning till late in the evening setting up and dismantling – Rob McClave, Paul McGeown, Mary Treanor, Chloe Keenan, Catherine Crudden, Clare Leonard, Jenny and Evin McMahon. Thanks to all the parents who turned out to support our athletes also to GR8 Castleblayney for providing a high quality venue for the competitions, especially Padraig and Ben for making everyone feel so welcome and for all their hard work on the day. It was great for Monaghan Special Olympics Athletes to compete in their home County.

Thanks to the members of the Monaghan Red Cross who were in attendance on the day.

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