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Seán Herlihy promotes merits of sport for all at school for deaf children

By Michael Moynihan

When Seán Herlihy went to St Joseph’s School for Deaf Boys in Dublin, there was no GAA team, so he turned to soccer and eventually became Ireland Deaf Men’s football director, writes Michael Moynihan.

Seán Herlihy’s story will be a familiar one to many GAA members. Player at college in Dublin heads home to line out for the home club, in this case Cill na Martra in West Cork.

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/sean-herlihy-promotes-merits-of-sport-for-all-at-school-for-deaf-children-444162.html

Source: Irish Examiner

‘Ultimate fan’ named to Sweet Home Hall

By Patrick J. Nagy

Jimmy Gillen is the ultimate sports fan in Western New York.

Over the past three decades, Gillen rode his bike or was dropped off at countless Sweet Home High School home and away sporting events. He was also dropped off at the train station and attended thousands of games as a season ticket holder of the Buffalo Sabres, Bisons and Bandits. He also had season tickets for several years for the University at Buffalo football and men’s basketball teams. Gillen also attended Super Bowl XXVI in Minneapolis and the Sabres’ final home game at Memorial Auditorium.

Read more: http://www.amherstbee.com/news/2017-03-01/Local_News/Ultimate_fan_named_to_Sweet_Home_Hall.html

Source: Amherst Bee

Don’t Forget About Deaf Sports Fans

By Lydia L. Callis

The Super Bowl is a pinnacle sporting event here in the United States. The athletes, the commercials, the celebrities, the performances, the parties— everything about the Super Bowl is a big deal!

Although there are millions of people who are deaf/ hard of hearing in this country, it was not until 2011 (Super Bowl XLV) that the entire Super Bowl, including commercials, was broadcast with closed captioning. That means for 45 years, deaf/HoH people were excluded from sharing in the full Super Bowl experience.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lydia-l-callis/dont-forget-about-deaf-sp_b_14599644.html

Source: The Huffington Post

Launch of one year to go until 2018 Australian Deaf Games

By Janet Howie

2018 Deaf Australian GamesTHE enthusiasm couldn’t be missed at Albury’s Lauren Jackson Sports Centre on Friday when a major Border sporting event was launched.

Deaf Sports Australia and Albury and Wodonga councils marked one year to go until the 2018 Australian Deaf Games next January.

At least 1000 athletes, volunteers and officials are expected to take part in more than 15 sports over a week of competition at a range of venues. Participants are invited from around Australia as well as New Zealand, Fiji and Samoa.

Read more: http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/4445723/countdown-continues/

Source: The Border Mail

Albury-Wodonga plans 2018 Australian Deaf Games

2018 Deaf Australian GamesMULTIPLE disciplines, more than 1000 athletes and officials and up to $3 million in economic benefit to Albury-Wodonga.

The 2018 Australian Deaf Games is a major undertaking years in the planning.

A sports day on Friday at Albury’s Lauren Jackson Sports Centre will mark one year to go until the event begins next summer.

Read more: http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/4428259/games-a-sign-of-big-things/

Source: The Border Mail

Cambs Deaf Association are Sport in the Community monthly award winners

By Mark Taylor

Cambs Deaf Association are the disability sport group of the month winners.

Cambs Deaf are recognised for their holiday sports clubs which are run in each school holiday for deaf and hard of hearing children.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2jgPVRZ

Source: Cambridge Independent

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