President hosts reception for Paralympic team at Áras an Uachtárain

President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina kindly hosted a reception at Áras an Uachtárain today for the team and all the support staff to celebrate their achievements at the Games. It was the first time the vast majority of the team got together since their return from Rio and no better occasion for […]

Ireland's Rena McCarron Rooney named in Table Tennis Women’s Class 1-2 pre-selections for Rio

Ireland’s Rena McCarron Rooney has been named in the table tennis women’s class 1-2 pre-selections for the 2016 Paralympic Games which will be held in Rio this September. The news was announced by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) at the weekend, with McCarron Rooney selected alongside players including Dorota Buclaw (Poland), Isabelle Lafaye (France) and […]

Michael McKillop and Jason Smyth named as ‘Ones to Watch’ for Rio 2016

Irish Paralympic stars Michael McKillop and Jason Smyth have each been named on the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) list of ‘Ones to Watch’ for Rio 2016. The talented Irish athletes feature on the list alongside a number of other elite track and field stars including Great Britain’s Aled Davies, Brazil’s Felipe Gomes and David Brown […]

2015 Rio & Uberlandia Recce

This weekend our Chef de Mission Denis Toomey, Performance Director Dave Malone & Acting Performance Assistant Hayley Burke will be travelling to our pre Games training base in Uberlandia, Brazil, and also Rio to compete a further recce.