Special Olympics: Eagles volunteers and members support local lady in her spinathon

AC Fitness proprietor Aisling Corr with Eagles Head Coach Paul Sweeney and Athletes Daniel and Francis McCrory and Cormac McGrath during Wednesdays Spinathon in Dungannon
AC Fitness proprietor Aisling Corr with Eagles Head Coach Paul Sweeney and Athletes Daniel and Francis McCrory and Cormac McGrath during Wednesdays Spinathon in Dungannon

It was another busy seven days for Eagles Special Olympics Club as the Bocce team went through another gruelling session on Tuesday, Martin applying the rules to the letter in preparation for games in May.

The footballers and the athletic squads were out in force on Thursday at Gortgonis, sun shining for the first time.

Danny and Kieran had a big team of footballers and a few new faces as well and, on track, things getting serious with 25m, 50m and 100m sprints plus an array of field events: shot putt, turbo javelin, softball and standing jumps.

Athletes have work to do and are against the clock as registration is out, games on the horizon, so it’s more of the same next week at the same venue.

Away from the club training there was another event with Eagles connections, AC Fitness in Dungannon celebrating their first birthday and, to coincide with that, proprietor Aisling Corr decided to do a spinathon.

The young Derrytresk lady was to cycle a stationary bike for twelve hours - with the Eagles Club benefiting from people guessing how far she travelled and how many calories she burned during this mammoth challenge.

Aisling completed the task on Wednesday with the help of some of our athletes and, after the exhausting effort, retired to a quiet area to recover.

The Eagles Club says thank you and well done to Aisling and all her team and wish them a happy birthday.

On the subject of big birthdays, the Special Olympics club is having its own birthday this coming Saturday in Gervin’s Hall with a few surprise guests planned for the big occasion.

Tickets from Eagles members only on Thursday at training in Gortgonis. And Bocce is on Tuesday at St Josephs Grammar School, Donaghmore.