Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017


 Graz, Schladming, Ramsau: March 18th- 24th

Estuary’s athletes are all set to travel to Austria for the Winter World Games 2017 from 18th March – 24th March.

Paddy Tunstead, Anthony Murray and Mathew Colgon are proud to be representing Team Ireland in the first official Winter World floorball games in Special Olympics.

They are part of the Irish squad of 26 athletes and will be joining nearly 3000 athletes from 107 different countries from around the world.

We would like to wish Team Ireland the best of luck!!!!

“I am honored to be part of the Irish team and I hope that we do our country proud and come home with gold medals.” – Mathew Colgon

“I am delighted that I was chosen to represent Ireland and that two of my teammates are also my best friends.  I can’t wait see Austria and just have great fun.” – Anthony Murray

“I am excited and nervous, I cant believe that we are travelling in just a few days. I cant wait and hope we win all our games.” – Paddy Tunstead

To keep up to date on Team Ireland’s progress follow them on

Twitter –  @SOIreland

and on

Facebook –

The first game is on St. Patricks Day against Russia.

Our athletes got a mention in the ‘Dublin People’ newspaper.


© 2017 HSE/EVE

About HSE EVE Estuary

HSE EVE Estuary Centre is part of Eastern Vocational Enterprise (EVE) and is a training centre for individuals with intellectual disabilities based in Lissenhall, Swords, HSE Dublin North East. We provide a quality service to sixty four individuals.

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