Tuesday 17 October 2017

Special Olympics Ireland proud partners of 2014 Great Limerick Run

Special Olympics Ireland athlete, Christine Delaney with TV3 presenter, Colette Fitzpatrick and Newstalk Breakfast host, Chris Donoghue at the announcement of Special Olympics Ireland as Official Charity Partner for the 2014 Great Limerick Run
Special Olympics Ireland athlete, Christine Delaney with TV3 presenter, Colette Fitzpatrick and Newstalk Breakfast host, Chris Donoghue at the announcement of Special Olympics Ireland as Official Charity Partner for the 2014 Great Limerick Run
Special Olympics Ireland athlete, Christine Delaney with TV3 presenter Colette Fitzpatrick, Newstalk Breakfast host Chris Donoghue, right, and Matt English, CEO Special Olympics Ireland at the announcement of Special Olympics Ireland as Official Charity Partner for the 2014 Great Limerick Run
Special Olympics Ireland athlete, Christine Delaney with from left Joe Leddin, Great Limerick Run, Matt English, CEO Special Olympics Ireland and John Cleary, Great Limerick Run at the announcement of Special Olympics Ireland as Official Charity Partner for the 2014 Great Limerick Run at Stephen's Green, Dublin
Samoan Rugby team perform traditional war haka for Special Olympics athletes from Seapoint Dragons at the Wanderers RFC grounds on Merrion Road
Special olympic athlete Joe Whelan, age 10, from Seapoint Rugby club, pictured with Samoan player Logovi'i Mulipola, after the Samoan Rugby team performed their traditional war haka for Special Olympics athletes from Seapoint Dragons
Seapoint Dragons Rugby Club players Andrew McCarthy, left, aged 14, and Tom McDonagh, age 14, with Samoan player Sakaria Taulafo
Seapoint Dragons Rugby Club players Cathal McKiernan, left, aged 11, and Jack Tonge, aged 11, with Samoan players James Johnston, left, and Faafili Levave after the Samoan Rugby team performed their traditional war haka for Special Olympics athletes
Special olympic athlete Joe Whelan, age 10, from Seapoint Rugby Club, is watched by members of the Samoan Rugby team after they performed the traditional war haka for Special Olympics athletes from Seapoint Dragons, at the Wanderers RFC grounds on Merrion Road
Special Olympics Ireland athlete, Christine Delaney, second from left, with from left: Matt English, CEO Special Olympics Ireland, Joe Leddin, Great Limerick Run, Newstalk Breakfast host Chris Donoghue, John Cleary, Great Limerick Run, and TV3 presenter Colette Fitzpatrick at the announcement of Special Olympics Ireland as Official Charity Partner for the 2014 Great Limerick Run
TV3 presenter Colette Fitzpatrick with Special Olympics Ireland athlete, Christine Delaney and Matt English, CEO Special Olympics Ireland at the announcement of Special Olympics Ireland as Official Charity Partner for the 2014 Great Limerick Run

Eimear Rabbitte

TV3 newscaster Colette Fitzpatrick joined forces with Newstalk Breakfast host Chris Donoghue yesterday to announce a new charity partnership between Special Olympics Ireland and the Barrington's Hospital Great Limerick Run.

“It's a terrific charity and great cause,” said Fitzpatrick who is urging people to pick Special Olympics as their charity of choice for the Great Limerick Run.

While the glamorous host won’t be lacing up her runners for the event, radio presenter Donoghue will run as a Special Olympics ambassador in the race on May 4.

Special Olympics Ireland is preparing to send 1,500 athletes, 600 coaches and 2,500 volunteers to Limerick next June for three days of Olympic style sport in 13 different competitions.

The event will cost €1.9m to stage and organisers are hoping that sponsorship from the Great Limerick Run will go towards funding the event.

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