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, […]

Keane Strikes Gold for Ireland

After 13 years of hard work and 4 Paralympic Games it was a special day for Ellen Keane as she saw off the challenge of New Zealand Paralympic legend, Sophie Pascoe to win the Paralympic Gold medal for Ireland.   Ellen had set a new personal best time in the heats in the morning but […]

Every Athlete PB’s on Magic Morning

It was a morning to remember for Team Ireland at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as all four of the early starters in this morning’s competitions recorded personal best performances in their events.   The star tandem duo of Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal competed in the velodrome in Izu as the earliest starters […]

Judge Receives Walkover

Irish Class 3 Table Tennis player, Colin Judge, had been due to play his second round match today at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. However, his opponent, Welder Knaf, has withdrawn from the tournament and Colin has now been given a walk over through to the next round. Details of the time and opponent for […]

Turner and Ní Riain Show Form in Finals

Laois star Nicole Turner (19) lowered her personal best twice in the same day when she finished eighth,  in  a new lifetime best of 35:29 seconds, in the S6 50m freestyle final.   Limerick’s Roisin Ni Riain (16) made a sensational Paralympic debut by knocking almost three seconds off her personal best  by finishing third […]

Timothy Pride in PB Smashing Debut

Irish cyclist Richael Timothy launched Ireland’s Paralympics cycling campaign this morning shaving 14 seconds off her personal best.   Richael was up against Austrian rider Yvonne Marzinke in the C1-3 3000 metre pursuit race at the Izu Velodrome near Shizouka in Japan. Richael went out hard, sprinting out of the saddle and straight into the […]