A different kind of memorable

NOT EVEN this pandemic’s total disruption of global sport has dimmed Jason Smyth’s desire to keep on breaking barriers and setting new records. The fastest Paralympian on the plant says that the postponement of the 2020 Games by 12 months hasn’t lessened his ambition in any way. Heading into the 16th year of his extraordinary […]

Paralympics Ireland Tokyo 2020 Webinar

Paralympics Ireland hosted a webinar, last Thursday 4th February, which provided key updates around the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games to athletes, team leaders and support staff, all of whom are still in contention of qualifying for Tokyo 2020. The decision to host the webinar was made following a number of key updates from the Tokyo […]

Look Back to Sydney 2000 with Mairead Berry and Bridie Lynch

It has been twenty years since the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games, Paralympics Ireland recently caught up with five time Paralympic medallist, Mairead Berry and Hall of Famer, Bridie Lynch. The former athletes sat down to talk about their contrasting experience of the Sydney Games and their amazing careers as athletes. Mairead Berry competed at her […]

Women in Sport Focus – Miriam Malone

Paralympics Ireland has produced a weekly Women in Sport Focus since the inaugural edition in July. Some of the best female Paralympians in the country have featured to date including Nicole Turner, Ellen Keane, Niamh McCarthy, Greta Streimikyte, Mary Fitzgerald, Orla Comerford, Richael Timothy, Katie-George Dunlevy, Eve McCrystal and Kerrie Leonard. This week’s Women in […]

IPC provides Accessibility Guide for Olympic and Paralympic organisers

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has recently published its Accessibility Guide, which supports the staging of Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as other events to promote inclusion. The guide is designed to assist Organising Committees and host city authorities in the successful planning and delivery of the Games. A combination of information, guidelines, recommendations, […]

Women In Sport Focus – Richael Timothy

Today we feature Para-Cyclist, Richael Timothy on this weeks Women In Sport Focus. Richael hasn’t been on the Para-Cycling seen all that long, she already has a World Championship medal, won in February of this year. She has previously represented her country in soccer and also a Gaelic footballer, playing as goalkeeper for her county, […]