Special Olympics

Special Olympics

Postby GregF » Mon Jun 23, 2003 1:35 pm

Was'nt the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics spectacular.....did'nt Croker look brilliant. Well done to all involved.
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Postby StephenC » Mon Jun 23, 2003 2:30 pm

Yep. there is good coverage here in the Uk. The Beeb have some great pics on their website. Its very uplifting to know that we can put on such a fine spectacle, especially so when it is for such a positive thing.
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Postby Starch » Mon Jun 23, 2003 2:30 pm

am not in the country but.....i've seen pictures and absoloutely yes.....congrats to the involved
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Postby doozer » Mon Jun 23, 2003 3:19 pm

Yup, was a good show. Nice to see that sometimes we really get it right.
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Postby ew » Mon Jun 23, 2003 4:50 pm

Are the gas burners a permanent fixture on the roof? Should be!
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Postby Rita Ochoa » Mon Jun 23, 2003 4:55 pm

Where are the games happening ?
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Postby bigjoe » Tue Jun 24, 2003 2:24 pm

at venues all over the city. ie, RDS, UCD, NAC, Portmanork golg course, etc.
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Postby GregF » Tue Jun 24, 2003 2:26 pm

....and The National Aquatic Centre in Abbotstown, and the Blanchardstown Centre (Bowling).....etc
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Postby sw101 » Tue Jun 24, 2003 3:06 pm

was watching a bit of the basketball from the n.b.a yesterday, the lads got bet by the ukranians, and i'm pretty sure a lot of them would have run rings around me too
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Postby Rita Ochoa » Tue Jun 24, 2003 3:24 pm

Is all that Dublin ?
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Postby StephenC » Tue Jun 24, 2003 3:49 pm

Yes, the National Baskeyball Arena is in Tallaght, the RDS in Ballsbridge, the Aquatic Centre in Abbotstown, Portmarnock, UCD, Blanchardstown.... we have quite a good little set up really don't we
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Postby GrahamH » Tue Jun 24, 2003 8:15 pm

The fireworks at the end were a bit of a damp squib, but overall it was excellent.
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Postby text goes here » Tue Jun 24, 2003 11:51 pm

i enjoyed it too and i must say well done to all involved. it's a great thing for ireland to host such a great and LARGE event. the opening was just fantastic. i hope the rest goes well. lots of stars too. excellent.
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Postby Rita Ochoa » Wed Jun 25, 2003 11:21 am

The games in Dublin and the portuguese team staying on the Aran islands is not very handy, is it ?...
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Postby ew » Wed Jun 25, 2003 12:20 pm

I think the Portuguese got a great host town then. The islands would've been lovely last week. Teams stayed with the host towns for beween 3 days and a week leading up to the games. All teams are accommodated near the venues (Dublin mostly) now that the games have begun.
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Postby Rita Ochoa » Wed Jun 25, 2003 12:57 pm

I was at the Aran islands 3 weeks ago and i also think it's a lovely place (I even got sunburned!)... But getting to Dublin it's hard, considering you have to get a boat and there's no motorways almost all the way... to long I must say.
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Postby StephenC » Wed Jun 25, 2003 2:07 pm

Its not that bad! They probably get a hellicopter to Galway and then its only 2.5 - 3hrs by road. It might not be a motorway but its no boreen!
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