After the absence of Team Ireland from the 1964 Games in Tokyo normal service was to resume at Israel in 1964 as the Irish Paralympic team returned to the Paralympic Games.

The Irish certainly made their presence felt on the podium as they claimed 9 medals in total. Amongst the athletes that won medals in Israel was Rosaleen Gallagher. Rosaleen returned home with two medals but this was only the beginning for this incredible athlete who was to go on and win an unbelievable 20 individual medals in total from multiple games across archery, athletics, swimming and table tennis.

First Name Surname Medal Sport Event
Rosaleen Gallagher Gold Atletics Women’s 60m Wheelchair 1B
Kathleen Fagan Silver Athletcs Women’s 60m m2
Kathleen Fagan Bronze Athletics Women’s Discus Throw 2
Rosaleen Gallagher Silver Athletics Women’s Javelin 1B
Jimmy Gibson Gold Lawn Bowls Men’s Pairs
Eddie Lucas Gold Lawn Bowls Men’s Pairs
Jimmy Gibson Silver Snooker Men’s Tournament Paraplegic
Frances O’Sullivan White Bronze Swimming Women’s 25m Backstroke 1B
Women’s Teams 2 Silver Table Tennis Women’s Teams 2

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