Orla Comerford

Orla started running with her club Raheny Shamrock when she was just six. She was just 18 when she made her Paralympics debut in Rio where she ran 12.81 seconds in her heat to qualify for the T13 100m final where she finished eighth. In 2017 she was sixth in the final of the World […]

Greta Streimikyte

GRETA STREIMIKYTE Hometown: Vilnius, Lithuania Coach:  Classification: T13 Disability Group: Vision Impaired Tokyo will be Greta’s second Paralympic Games. She made her international debut in 2015 and followed it quickly with a European bronze medal in 2016. She was fourth in the T13 1500m final on her Paralympic debut in Rio in what was then […]

Jason Smyth

Hometown: Derry Coach: Classification: T13 Disability Group: Vision Impaired Jason is the fastest Paralympian of all-time and still holds the World and Paralympic records in T13 100m (10:46) and 200m (21.05), which he set at the London Paralympics in 2012. He won double T13 sprint gold on his Paralympic debut in Beijing 2008, retained them […]

Michael McKillop

This is Michael’s 16th season in the Irish vest and he has already won 12 medals at major championships. They include four Paralympic golds in his three Games to date; 800m in 2008, a 800m/1500m double in 2012 and 1500m gold in 2016  (in 4:12.11) when the 800m was removed from the programme. The first […]

Niamh McCarthy

Hometown: Cork Coach: Alison O’Riordan Classification: F41 Disability Group: Niamh was one of Ireland’s sensational ‘Rebel Treble’ of medal-winning discus throwers from Cork in Rio 2016, winning F41 discus silver on her Paralympic debut with her penultimate throw of 26.67m. That came less than three years after she was first identified through a Paralympics Ireland […]

Jordan Lee

Hometown:  Killarney Coach: Classification: T47 Disability Group: Jordan, who was born with a foreshortened left arm, was a sporting ground-breaker even before he turned to Para athletics because, in his teens, he was the first one-handed player to ever represent their Country Nationally in the World, when he played for Ireland at age 15. A […]

Mary Fitzgerald

Hometown: Kilkenny Coach: John McCarthy Classification: F40 Disability Group: Mary first encountered throwing through an induction day with the Irish Wheelchair Association when she was 11 and immediately fell in love with it. She is a person of small stature and competed in the World Dwarf Games in Michigan in 2013. She was selected to […]

Patrick Monahan

PATRICK MONAHAN Hometown: Naas, Co Kildare Coach:  Classification: Disability Group: Acquired A car accident in 2007 left Pat in the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) for three months and a wheelchair user since but, since his first marathon, in Dublin, in 2013 which he completed in two hours and 38 minutes, he has become world-class. He […]