Lucy Dollard to compete in Abu Dhabi at the Special Olympics World Games

Bluebird Care Kilkenny met with local athlete Lucy Dollard to wish her the best of luck in Abu Dhabi at the Special Olympics World Games.

Lucy will be competing in both 100m run and mini Javelin 300g and has been training hard for the last 4 years. She will be part of a 91 strong Team Ireland squad and will represent her country at the highest level of sporting competition for Special Olympics athletes.

Local Bluebird Care owner Brian Egan met with Lucy and said “ We were delighted to be able to support Lucy’s fundraising activity. She is so dedicated and has trained so hard we wish her the best of luck at the World Games”

Taking place between 14-21 March 2019, Abu Dhabi 2019 will be the largest sporting and humanitarian event in the world this year. Supported by a volunteer management team of 39, Team Ireland will join 7,000 Special Olympics athletes from 170 countries at the Games.

The Kilkenny woman competes for Team Ireland at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi

This March, Lucy Dollard (25) from Kilkenny city will travel to Abu Dhabi to compete in Athletics at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

Part of a 91-strong Team Ireland squad, Lucy will represent her country at highest level of sporting competition for Special Olympics athletes.

The road to Abu Dhabi started four years ago; this week, the final preparations began in earnest for Special Olympics athletes across the country, with the official launch of Team Ireland for the 2019 World Games.