Kerry Stars offers Aquatics, athletics, and football and also the Athletics leadership programme. Within the sports programme, we provide training and information on coaching, competition development, women in sport and much more.
We work closely with special olympics munster and Ireland to ensure we provide quality sports coaching and competition for our athletes.
Swimming is one of the most popular sports in the world. Unlike other sports, swimming is a life skill that is taught, first, to ensure safety and, secondly, for sports and competition purposes.
In Ireland 3,823 Special Olympics athletes take part in swimming in 204 different clubs.
In Ireland athletics is the most popular Special Olympics sport with 4,165 athletes participating in 186 different clubs.
Football is one of the most popular sports in the programme. 5-a-side leagues run in all regions and an 11-a-side league also runs annually with teams from all regions involved. The women’s football programme also continues to develop, with regional squads now training regularly in all regions.
In Ireland 2,178 Special Olympics athletes take part in football in 155 different clubs.