ATHLETES

Anyone with an intellectual disability aged six or older can train as a Special Olympics athlete.

Kerry Stars offers weekly training across multiple sports as well as regular competitions for those who want to compete. Competition is not for everyone, so our focus is on participation and helping every athlete achieve their personal best.

While the sports available in local programs depend on the availability of volunteers and venues, our official sports are:

Aquatics

Athletics

Football

WHO DO I CONTACT IF I WANT TO JOIN?

If you are interested in finding out about the Kerry Stars  in your community you should contact Tom Tobin on 0872338575 or Joan O’ Connor on 0876605075

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO IN SPECIAL OLYMPICS?

In addition to sports training and competition, there is an Athlete Leadership Programme (also known as ALPs) for Special Olympics athletes who are over 16 years old. Athletes learn leadership skills such as how to represent other athletes as part of a committee, they learn about public speaking and making presentations and how to be a volunteer.