In Ireland athletics is the most popular Special Olympics sport with 4,165 athletes participating in 186 different clubs.

In essence, success in athletics depends on the athlete’s determination and practice habits. Yet merely by participating in an athletics training program, the athlete can learn:
  • self-discipline
  • the ability to make independent decisions
  • lifelong fitness skills that will help him or her lead a more productive and independent life.

If you want to join Kerry Stars Special Olympics Athletes Programme, Please click on Athletes Participation Form below, print and post  it to Rosaria O’ Leary, upper Lissivigeen, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Athlete Participation Form

Volunteer in athletics

The links below will provide you with more detailed information on Athletics in Special Olympics and a link to the National Governing Body – the Athletics Association of Ireland.

Quick Start Guide

Coaching Guide


Rule Change Summary 2012
Athletics Ireland