7 Athletes Named on Team Ireland Para Cycling Squad

Paralympics Ireland have today announced the Para Cycling team that will represent Ireland at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Seven athletes have been selected for the team, five of whom will be competing at their first ever Paralympic Games. Rio gold and silver medallists, Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal will return to Tokyo with […]

Para Swimmers Announced for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Paralympics Ireland has today named a five person strong Para Swimming Team that will compete at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games next month. The team will include World Championships medallists Ellen Keane and Nicole Turner. Keane will be returning for her 4th Paralympic Games having first represented Ireland at Beijing in 2008.   There are […]

First 5 Athletes to Represent Team Ireland at Tokyo2020 Paralympic Games Announced

Paralympics Ireland have today announced the first five athletes that will represent Team Ireland at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The 5 athletes will represent 5 different sports and they are Colin Judge (Para Table Tennis), Britney Arendse (Para Power Lifting), Phil Eaglesham (Para Shooting), Kerrie Leonard (Para Archery) and Pat O’Leary (Para Canoe)   […]

Hickeys Pharmacy Supply Healthcare Essentials

Irish pharmacy chain, Hickey’s Pharmacy, have supplied the Team Ireland Paralympic team with a range of essential healthcare items for their journey to Tokyo next month. Retail Director Kenny Robertson joined Paralympics Ireland CEO Miriam Malone to exchange the products that will be provided to each member of the Paralympics Ireland team that will compete […]

Sport Ireland Launch High Performance Strategy

Sport Ireland today published its new High Performance Strategy 2021-2032, a long term plan for the Irish high performance system over the next three Olympic and Paralympic cycles. A robust and comprehensive period of consultation and research underpinned the development of the Strategy which sets out the ambition and vision for high performance sport in […]

McKillop Makes Podium Return with Outstanding Silver

It had been a frustrating time with injury for Michael McKillop but he returned to the podium this afternoon at the World Para Athletics European Championships thanks to an excellent run in the 1500m T37/38 Final.   McKillop had shown some encouraging form in the City of Lisburn event last weekend and was able to […]

McCarthy is European Champion

Niamh McCarthy brough the curtain down on a brilliant week for Irish Para Athletics at the European Championships as she claimed a second gold medal for Team Ireland in Bydgoszcz in Poland.   McCarthy went into the final of the F41 Discus event as the defending champion and outright favourite to defend her crown and […]

4th Place for Lee in Poland

Jordan Lee jumped a Championship Record and season’s best en route to a 4th placed finish in a very high quality T47 High Jump competition at the World Para Athletics European Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland today.   Lee, who placed third at the 2018 European Championships, entered the competition amongst the favourites having the best […]

Fitzgerald Achieves Podium on European Debut

Kilkenny’s Mary Fitzgerald produced her best performance to date at a major Para Athletic event to win bronze for Ireland at the World Para Athletics European Championships in Bydgoszcz.   Mary faced tough competition which included European and Championship record holder Renata Zliwinska and Dutch competitor Lara Baars.   Mary started with a promising first […]

Streimikyte Strikes Gold for Ireland

Ireland’s Greta Streimikyte got the World Para Athletics European Championships off to the perfect start for Team Ireland as she led the field home in a European Record time to retain the gold medal that she had also won in Berlin in 2018.   Greta Streimikyte was the first Irish Para Athlete to take to […]

OFI and Paralympics Ireland welcome vaccine announcement

The Olympic Federation of Ireland and Paralympics Ireland today welcomed the outcome of talks between the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Pfizer Biontech which paves the way for the vaccination of Irish Olympic and Paralympic teams at the Tokyo Olympic Games.   Vaccinations for the accredited Irish Olympic and Paralympic […]

Anthony Hegarty RIP

It is with great sadness that Paralympics Ireland have been informed of the death of Anthony Hegarty. Anthony was a hugely popular and much respected member of the Irish Paralympic team that competed at the Paralympic Games in London 2012. Anthony sailed in the Sonar event where his boat finished in a brilliant 11th place […]