Ireland’s Paralympians set to celebrate Rio success at the 2016 OCS Irish Paralympic Awards tonight in Dublin
Minister Patrick O’Donovan to present awards for outstanding performances at the Games Athletes, coaches, sponsors and supporters of the 2016 Irish Paralympic Team gather in the Ballsbridge Hotel this evening for the 2016 OCS Irish Paralympic Awards Ceremony. The black tie event, proudly sponsored by OCS Ireland will duly recognise the achievements of the 2016 […]
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 […]
THEY love their kites in Rio de Janeiro. Not those huge, mass-produced garish ones but tiny, unobtrusive diamonds that catch the light and your eye sometimes as they swoop like swallows above the urban sprawl of a maddeningly contradictory city. In a way those kites were the perfect metaphor for the 2016 Paralympics. Para athletes […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.