Shimna Stars Athletes Win Four Golds And More

Special Olympics Ulster – Basketball.

Shimna Stars athletes who performed well at the Skills Day – missing from is photo James Thorne.

Congratulations to the twelve athletes from Shimna Stars Special Olympics club who competed in the annual Special Olympics Ulster skills finals which took place in Antrim Forum recently.

“All twelve athletes excelled in their respective grades coming away with 4 Gold, 4 Silver, 2 Bronze and 2 Placed. This was a brilliant achievement by the athletes, some who were competing for the first time and speaks volumes for the amount of work undertaken by the athletes and their coaches over recent weeks,” said Laurence McAlinden, Shimna Stars spokesperson.

“Many thanks to Special Olympics Ulster who co-ordinated the event and also to the volunteers from Shimna Stars who accompanied the athletes to the event Anne, Kay, Elaine, Lucy, Ashleigh and Danny. Thanks also to the parents and relatives who attended on the day for your continued support.


Gold: Emma Clendenning, Orla McKervey, Connor O’Hare, Daniel Ardies.

Silver: Aódhan McConnell, Michelle Coyne, James Thorne, Rory McMullan.

Bronze: Michelle Crawford, Tori Campbell

Placed: Martin Trimble, Sean Brannigan.


Fresh Food Centre Collection is Huge Success

“Our collection at Fresh Food Centre Castlewellan raised a terrific £920.48 for club funds. A massive THANK YOU to all those who donated so generously.

“Special thanks also goes to the Fresh Food Centre management who were so accommodating and the collectors who gave freely of their time. It is much appreciated by all at Shimna Stars,” added Laurence.