Updated: Paralympics Ireland Statement

Paralympics Ireland respects the democratic process which resulted in the passing of two motions at the General Assembly of the International Paralympic Commitee, to suspend the Russian Paralympic Commitee and NPC Belarus’ membership rights for a period of two years, while allowing their athletes to participate on an individual, neutral, basis.   Paralympics Ireland had […]

O’ Brien and McGowan Begin Their Bid for Paris at 2023 Rowing World Championships

The 2023 World Rowing Championships began yesterday in Belgrade, Serbia and run from September 3rd to September 10th. This is the first opportunity for the Irish rowers to gain quota spots for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. Katie O’ Brien and Steven McGowan will begin their qualification campaign for Paris tomorrow, Tuesday, when they take […]

Paris 2024 – One Year To Go!

Today marks exactly one year to go to the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris, the first time that France will host the games since its inception in 1948. After an action-packed summer which saw many Irish athletes competing at major world championships and qualifying the first slots for Team Ireland, the excitement for the games […]

Double Gold For Dunlevy And Kelly at UCI Cycling World Championships

Katie-George Dunlevy and Linda Kelly completed the double at the Para-Cycling Road World Championships on Saturday, August 12th, soloing to victory in the WB Road Race.       In a packed day of action for Ireland at the UCI Cycling World Championships in Scotland, Ronan Grimes also picked up a silver medal while Ireland’s U23 men’s team lined out for […]

Dunlevy and Kelly Crowned World Champs

Katie George Dunlevy and Linda Kelly are world champions after they stormed to gold in the Women’s B Time Trial at the Para-cycling World Championships in Dumfries on Thursday, August 10th.  In a successful day for Ireland at the UCI Cycling World Championships, the tandem duos victory was underlined by several top ten performances – […]

Positive Day On Track For Ireland At UCI Cycling World Championships

Para Tandem team compete against French team and narrowly lead at this stage of the race

Ireland enjoyed a largely positive day in the UCI World Championships on Monday, August 7th, as the majority of the action saw the focus firmly on the track in Glasgow.  There were encouraging performances for Chris Burns, Richael Timothy and men’s tandem duo Martin Gordon and Eoin Mullen in the Para-cycling Track World Championships while Alice Sharpe and Lara […]

Ronan Grimes Seals Second Bronze On Track

Ronan Grimes sealed a second bronze medal of the Para-cycling World Championships with a brilliant performance in the Men’s C4 scratch race on Sunday, August 6th.  The Galway rider took an excellent win in his final event of the championships on track and now heads into next week’s Para-cycling Road World Championships in good form […]

Ireland Compete at First Ever European Championships

For the first time an Irish team will compete at the European Para Championships taking place in Rotterdam throughout the next two weeks. Paralympian, Padraic Moran, will be the first of the Irish to compete as he continues his quest for vital ranking points towards Paris 2024. Moran will be the only athlete to taste […]

Silver For Keane and a Second Slot for Paris 2024 Secured

Ellen Keane was first to contest her final this evening at the Para Swimming World Championships. Her swim was just short of gold medal glory, however her silver medal guarantees Team Ireland another slot for Paris 2024. Speaking after her final Keane said, ”I’m delighted, obviously I’m disappointed not to have won the gold medal […]