Legend McKillop Announces Retirement

Irish Paralympic legend Michael McKillop has today announced his retirement from Paralympic sport. The announcement from Michael comes shortly after competing at his fourth Paralympic Games ibn Tokyo. McKillop became one of the all time greats of Paralympic Sport as he elevated his 1500m T37 event to a higher level than it had ever been […]

Paralympic Silver Medallist Niamh McCarthy Announces Retirement

Niamh competed for Ireland at two Paralympic Games at Rio 2016 and the deferred Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games earlier this year. The Cork native competed in the F41 Discus event with the highlight of her career coming at the Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro in 2016 when she won a silver medal with her […]

Katie-George Dunlevy to be Flag Bearer for Ireland

 As Tokyo 2020 is drawing to a close it has today been announced that Katie George Dunlevy will be the Irish flag bearer for the Closing Ceremony of the Paralympic Games. Katie-George will be joined by her guide and the pilot of the incredibly successful Irish tandem; Eve McCrystal.   Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal […]

Monahan Brings Curtain Down on Tokyo 2020

After 12 days of competition and five years of preparation Team Ireland’s involvement at Tokyo 2020 has come to an end on the final day of the Paralympic Games. Team Ireland will return home on Tuesday, September 7th with a brilliant haul of seven medals including four golds, two silver and one bronze medal. Team […]

O’Leary Narrowly Misses out on Medal

In a busy morning on the penultimate day of competition for Team Ireland at the Paralympic Games there was action at the shooting range, the Olympic Stadium and on the water. Attention will turn back to the Olympic Stadium later as Irish Paralympic legend Michael McKillop competes in the 1500m.   Ireland’s Pat O’Leary finished […]

Gold Again for Katie George and Eve

Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal made it an incredible Double gold on the road for Team Ireland as they won the Women’s tandem road race in dramatic fashion. They have now added the gold to their haul of silver on the track and gold in the Time Trial to finish their Tokyo 2020 Paralympic […]

O’Reilly Wins Brilliant Bronze for Team Ireland

IN SWELTERING heat and drenching humidity Gary O’Reilly secured a bronze for Ireland in the men’s H5 time trial at the Fuji International Speedway.   The Portlaoise hand-cyclist set 39:36.46 to take third place in a hard fought event around the famous motor racing circuit in the rolling foothills below Mount Fuji. Dutch rider Mitch […]

Swimmers Progress as Leonard Exits

After the excitement of Jason Smyth gold medal in the 100m yesterday evening it was back to business for Team Ireland. Three Irish athletes competed in the swimming pool in their heats and all three have progressed through to their respective finals whilst Kerrie Leonard has seen her campaign in Archery come to an end […]

Smyth is the Paralympic Champion in Thriller

JASON Smyth cemented his place as the greatest sprinter in the annals of Paralympic sport by winning his sixth gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium in his most dramatic victory yet. The 34-year-old Derry superstar just held off Algeria’s Skander Djamil Athmani on the dip to clinch his most memorable T13 100m victory ever, […]

Turner Sets Another PB in Tokyo

Team Ireland’s brilliant form in the pool in Tokyo continued when Portarlington’s Nicole Turner maintaining her unbroken string of personal bests. A time of 1:40.82 when finishing third in her heat of the SB6 100m Breaststroke knocked 1.63 seconds off Turner’s lifetime best and qualified her fifth fastest to today’s final (9:07am Irish time). She […]

Streimikyte Battles to 5th Place Finish

Greta Streimikyte, Ireland’s first athlete on the track, suffered  Paralympic heartbreak a second time when she finished fifth, in a time of 4:34.82, in an extremely fast and tactical T13 1500m final. Having finished fourth in Rio in 2016 and lowering her personal best to 4:29.33 this season she had high hopes of a podium […]

Grimes Agonisingly Close to Podium

Ronan Grimes produced another Personal Best performance at the Izu velodrome but missed out on a bronze medal by the narrowest of margins after a wonderful performance in Tokyo. It was a busy day in Tokyo for Team Ireland with athletes competing in Para Cycling, Para Table Tennis, Para Equestrian, Para Archery, Para Swimming and, […]