Irish Team Named For 2024 Para-cycling Track World Championships

Cycling Ireland have announced the Irish team to compete in the 2024 Para-cycling Track World Championships in Rio De Janeiro from March 20th-24th. A strong team of 11 riders will represent Ireland on the world stage following a successful 2023 World Championships, which saw Ireland bring home five bronze medals from Glasgow last August. And […]

Paralympics Ireland Celebrates 6 Months to Go, Confirming Eight New Slots for Paris

Paralympics Ireland confirmed eight new slots for the Paralympic Games today in the Para Equestrian and Para Swimming sport at an event to coincide with a major Paralympic milestone. Today marks six months to go to the Paralympic Games in Paris. Paralympics Ireland were joined by members of the Irish sporting community and the French […]

Double Gold for Ní Riain and Silver for Keane in Melbourne

Róisín Ní Riain and Ellen Keane set the tone for the Irish para swimming team at the Citi Para Swimming World Series in Melbourne with three medals between them on day 1 of the competition. Ni Riain struck gold twice in the 100m Backstroke (1:06.69) and the 100 Butterfly (1:06.36). Ellen Keane followed this up […]

Para Swim Team Ready to Compete at Citi Para Swimming World Series in Melbourne

The Citi Para Swimming World Series kicks off this weekend at the Melbourne Sports Centres (MSAC) which is hosting the competition for the fifth time. The meet will be run in conjunction with the 2024 Victorian Open LC Championships. Six members of the para swimming team have been training down under for the past two […]

Strong Showing for Para Athletics at National Senior Indoor Championships

Seven members of the para athletics squad were in action at the Athletics Ireland National Indoor Championships this weekend, with many producing personal best performances over the two day event. Day 1 featured Aaron Shorten, Cathal Ryan and Alex Lee on the track. Cathal Ryan posted a time of 51.92 in his 400m heat which […]

Sport Ireland Announce Record investment of €25m in High Performance Sport for 2024

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, and the Minister of State for Sport and Physical Education, Thomas Byrne TD, today announced a record annual sum of €25m to be invested through Sport Ireland in High Performance Sport in 2024. This is the highest ever level of investment into […]

Paralympic and Olympic Medals For Paris 2024 Revealed

Paris 2024 unveiled the medals for the Paralympic and Olympic Games on 8 February. For the first time in the history of the Games, each medal is decorated with a highly symbolic and priceless piece of metal – the original iron from the Eiffel Tower. By placing a piece of the French symbol at the […]

Jason Smyth Stuns Judges and Audiences With Powerful Performance on Dancing With the Stars

Jason Smyth and his professional partner Karen Byrne stunned audiences and the judges with their contemporary ballroom dance on Sunday’s episode of Dancing With the Stars. The performance was specially curated to show the audiences at home how Jason’s sees the world, highlighting Stargardts disease and educating Ireland in the process. The dance gave the […]

Para-Athletics to Host Webinar Series – “What is….Para-Athletics”

Athletics Ireland, in association with Paralympics Ireland and Offaly Sport Partnership, are hosting a 5-part webinar series on all things Para-Athletics. The webinars will take place every second Wednesday from 7-8pm starting on 31 January 2024. Para-Athletics is in a period of growth in Ireland, and the focus of the webinars is to inform and […]

Inaugural Para-Athletics Festival Held Alongside The Diversity Games in Athlone

Last week saw the launch of the inaugural para-athletics festival alongside the Diversity Games as part of a new competition concept known as Future Stars. The Technological University of the Shannon Athlone hosted the event which included two days of indoor competition for primary and secondary pupils and saw the inclusion of para-athletes for the […]

Jason Smyth inducted into RTÉ Sport Hall of Fame

The “Fastest Paralympian on the Planet” Jason Smyth was inducted into RTE’s Sport Hall of Fame, an honor that was announced at the 2023 RTE’s Sport Awards in December. Smyth retired in March 2023 having never lost a competitive Para Athletics event throughout his entire career, winning six Paralympic gold medals, 8 Gold medals at […]

PhD Opportunity with Para-Athletics Ireland

Para-Athletics Ireland are excited to announce a collaborative PhD opportunity in conjunction with researchers from University College Dublin (UCD) and Para-Athletics Ireland. The project will be well suited to a student interested in gaining experience working with athletes and support staff in applied sporting environments, as it will involve domestic travel for data collection.​ The successful […]