Elmwood Success at Special Olympics in Dublin

Students from Elmwood College Student Development department represented Scotland at the Special Olympic Ireland Triple Crown Golf Event held in Dublin earlier this month. The event, sponsored by Topaz Energy, is hosted by Hollystown Golf Club and is in its third year. The event brings together Special Olympic golfers from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales to compete for their country.

Craig Martin, one of the Student Development Lecturers who accompanied the six Elmwood College athletes said, “This competition gave our golfers an opportunity to travel to Ireland and play golf in a different country while competing with others as a team! This event has been running since 2007 with Ireland winning it twice so it was great to win for Scotland especially as we were playing in Ireland”.

It has been a very busy summer for Craig and the learners as the majority of the students who attended this event also participated at the Special Olympics in Leicester.

One of Elmwood’s competitors Caitlin Dodds said, “It was nice to be able to represent the college and it was amazing to be part of the winning team.”

Tracey Wight, Head of Transitions said, “Attending the Triple Crown has been a fantastic experience for everyone especially as the team was representing Scotland and they won! Craig Martin is a great inspiration to our learners when it comes to sports, but especially with golf”.


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