Bus Eireann Staff at Top of Their Game for Special Olympics


Press Release


Bus Eireann Plays its Part in 2010 Special Olympics Ireland Games by Transporting 12,500 People


Bus Eireann staff in Limerick were at the top of their game this past week as they successfully transported more than 12,500 people to and from the 2010 Special Olympics Ireland Games.


Over 50 buses were used to transport the 2,500 athletes and their coaches, as well as the 5,000 volunteers and 5,000 supporters during the Games. Services provided include transportation for the athletes to competition venues and shuttle services on the University of Limerick campus for athletes, volunteers and families.


The Bus Eireann services got off to a spectacular start with a convoy of 55 buses led by a Garda escort bringing the athletes and coaches to the opening ceremony in Thomond Park. The great work continued throughout the Games with the Bus Eireann mobile headquarters on site at UL buzzing with activity to ensure athletes got to their events on time and their supporters were there to cheer them on.


Miriam Flynn, Regional Manager, Bus Eireann, thanked all staff for their huge commitment to ensuring the success of the overall event. “It wasn’t an easy task and everyone had to work long hours, but it was a truly rewarding experience and enjoyable for all involved. We are very proud of playing our part in making the Games a great occasion for athletes, coaches, supporters and volunteers,” said Flynn.







Tuesday, 15th June, 2010