Paralympics Ireland Statement

Paralympics Ireland Call for Solution to Inaccessibility Issue at Exhibition on Life of Paralympian Kay McShane.   Paralympics Ireland today urge Spike Island Development Company to work with all stakeholders to find a solution to the accessibility issues that will prevent wheelchair users from visiting an exhibition on the life of Paralympic medallist Kay McShane, […]

Paralympics Ireland and permanent tsb Launch NextGen

Paralympics Ireland and title Sponsor, permanent tbs, have today launched the permanent tsb NextGen athlete recruitment campaign which will take place across four venues, in Galway, Cork, Belfast and Dublin to provide those with a disability the opportunity to discover Para sport. Paralympic Sport is the pinnacle of a sporting career in disability sports. However, […]

Jason Smyth Retires Undefeated

Iconic Irish Paralympian Jason Smyth has today announced his retirement from Para Athletics. The Derry native has decided to hang up his spikes after a golden career that spanned three decades and included four Paralympic Games including Beijing (2008), London (2012), Rio de Janeiro (2016) and Tokyo (2021). The 35 year old Paralympic and World […]

Boccia Ireland Develoment Panel for 2023 Announced

Boccia Ireland have announced the members of their Development Panel for 2023:   BC2 – Stuart Wiley BC3 – Erika Boucher BC3 – Jenny Garde BC3 – Patrick Flanagan   If you would like to learn more about Boccia head over to their website:

Finals for Turner and Ní Riain on Day 1 in Sheffield

Five of the Irish Team that travelled to the UK were in action today on day 1 of the Citi Para Swimming World Series in Sheffield.   Nicole Turner swam a season best in her heat posting a time of 3:11.31. There were personal bests in in the heats of this event also with Roisin […]

Irish Para Swimmers in Action at the Citi Para Swimming World Series, Shefflield

Six Irish swimmers will take to the pool this St. Patrick’s Day weekend as the third leg of the Citi Para Swimming World Series kicks off in Sheffield tomorrow and will run until the 19th of March, promising four days of exciting competition.   Ellen Keane and Nicole Turner, both who competed in Melbourne at […]

Relay Around The World – Terre de Jeux 2024

500 Days before the Olympic Games | 533 before the Paralympic Games   Today with 500/533 days to go before the Olympic and Paralympic Games the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, French embassies and the overseas French territories bearing the ‘Terre de Jeux 2024’ label invited the world to take part in a […]

Inaugural Pathway to Paris Workshop

Paralympics Ireland hosted its first “Pathway to Paris” workshop on Saturday, February 25th in collaboration with the Sport Ireland Institute welcoming over 40 athletes, coaches, performance support practitioners and support staff both in person and online. The workshop, which is the first in a series, placed a strong emphasis on creating an environment where people […]

Paralympic High Performance Funding Welcomed

Paralympic Swimmer Nicole Turner pictured with arms folded

Paralympics Ireland has been allocated €450,000 in high performance operations and administration support as part of the package of high performance funding announced by Dr. Úna May from Sport Ireland and Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin. This will see the level of funding allocated to Paralympics Ireland remain the […]

Patrick Monahan Wins Gold at Seville Marathon

Patrick Monahan retained his Seville Marathon title today by the narrowest of margins. He edged Jorge Madera Jimnez by only one second to take the top spot for the second year in a row. His time of 1:33.14 was just enough to claim the gold medal for 2023. It was a busy weekend at home […]

Silver Success for Nicole Turner in Melbourne

All three members of the Para swimming team were in the pool on the third and final day of the Citi Para Swimming World Series in Melbourne.   Nicole Turner was busiest of the three swimmers competing in the 50m Butterfly and 200m Individual Medley. An impressive 3:13.73 in the 200m Individual Medley final put […]