Team Ireland Day 2 Recap – Madeira 2020

It was a busy day in the pool for Team Ireland at the World Para Swimming European Open Championships, as four Irish swimmers competed on Day 2 of the event. Patrick Flanagan was first up for Ireland in the S6 100m Freestyle, the NAC Dublin club man set a new Personal Best with a time […]

Team Ireland Day 1 Recap – Madeira 2020

The 2020 World Para Swimming European Open Championships got underway today in Funchal, Madeira, with Patrick Flanagan, Jonathan McGrath and Róisín Ní Ríaín all competing on Day 1 for Team Ireland. Patrick Flanagan was the first Irish athlete in the pool, the Longford man put in a strong performance, finishing with a time of 1.28.93 […]

Day 1 Preview for Team Ireland at Madeira 2020

The World Para Swimming European Open Championships are set to get underway on Sunday, 16th May in Funchal Madeira, with three Irish swimmers competing on the opening day of seven-day event. First up on Day 1 for Team Ireland will be Patrick Flanagan, Jonathan McGrath and Róisín Ní Ríaín. S8 swimmer, Jonathan McGrath will be […]

Team Ireland announced for World Para Swimming European Championships

The Irish team that will compete at the World Para Swimming Open Championships was announced today. The five-person team will compete from 16-22 May at the Penteada Olympic Pool Complex in Funchal, Madeira. This event will serve as a key opportunity for some athletes to hit Minimum Qualification Standard times (MQS) for Tokyo 2020, while […]

Paralympics Ireland announce Neasa Russell as Sports Director

Paralympics Ireland have announced that Neasa Russell has been appointed to the position of Sports Director, which follows an extensive recruitment process. As Sports Director, Neasa will play a key role in driving the future of Para Sport in Ireland, working closely with the Performance Director of Paralympics Ireland. The Galway native will also lead […]

Irish National Team Trials Round Up

Ellen Keane competes in Day 3 of the Time Trials

The Swim Ireland National Team Trials have continued throughout the week in the National Aquatic Centre, there has been a number of excellent performances from the Para swimmers, all of whom returning to competitive swimming after a long absence. On the back of a warm weather training camp, several of the Para swimmers returned to […]

Para Swimmers to feature at Irish National Team Trials

Irish Para Swimmers are set to feature at the 2021 Irish National Team Trials, hosted by Swim Ireland at the National Aquatic Centre on the Sport Ireland Campus, the trials will run from Tuesday, 20th – 24th April. The trials will serve as an opportunity for athletes to meet qualification standards for the Tokyo 2020 […]

#TheNextLevel Fundraising Update

It has been two weeks since the Paralympics Ireland ‘The Next Level’ fundraising campaign launched on the RTE Late Late Show. So far the campaign has raised €69,412 with 1,680 donations. Paralympics Ireland are extremely grateful for every single donation and thank you for your support in Paralympics Ireland, and most importantly the support you […]

IPC appoints Egoli to unleash the potential of digital content archive

The International Paralympic Committee has appointed egoli Media, which will improve content, increase accessibility and create new and better storytelling opportunities for National Paralympic Committees. Egoli Media will use Artificial Intelligence software to digitise and automatically log, tag and categorise all IPC-owned content, which will allow faster access to footage from previous and future Paralympic […]

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 […]