At the Paralympics Ireland AGM last night the organisation and it’s members welcomed three new members to the Paralympic family, as well as approval of the 2014 Annual Report and Financial Statements.
To the forefront of the President’s address was the impressive success of Irish Paralympic athletes on the world stage last year; winning no fewer than 12 medals at the European and World stage in 2014 in the sports of athletics, cycling and swimming.
Paralympics Ireland President Jimmy Gradwell gave the assembled audience of member sports and observers a comprehensive summary of the activities and highlights across the organisation for the past year.
Archery Ireland, Badminton Ireland and the Irish Taekwondo Union were welcomed into the Paralympics Ireland family last night with the addition of them as members. Each new member addressed the room about the exciting new challenge ahead for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
The Chef de Mission, Denis Toomey and some members of the Paralympics Ireland staff presented updates on specific areas of interest to the members with only 16 months left until the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.