It was a long journey for Team Ireland in 1988 as they crossed the globe to compete at the Paralympic Games in Seoul in 1988. However, the team made light of the distance as they continued their brilliant recent success by winning 56 medals.

Amongst the notable performances at the game were Paul Cassin who won medals in the Discus and as part of the football team that won a bronze medal, the countries first football medal at the Paralympic Games. Gerard Dunne dominated in the swimming pool as he won 5 medals in the backstroke, butterfly, free style and individual medley. Dunne’s performances in the pool were matched by Darrin Jordan on the track where Jordan won a medal of every colour as part of his 5 medal haul. Famous tenor, Ronan Tynan, replicated his success of 4 year previous as he won gold, silver and bronze in the Discus, Javelin and Shot Put respectively.

First NameSurnameMedalSportEvent
AlanBallBronzeFootballMen’s Tournament
WilliamBehanSilverLawn BowlsMen’s Pairs 2-6
FrancisBellSilverLawn BowlsMen’s Pairs 2-6
DavidBolandBronzeAthleticsMen’s Kick Ball C2
DavidBolandGoldAthleticsMixed 4 x 100m C2-3
PaulCassinGoldAthleticsMen’s Discus Throw C3
PaulCassinBronzeFootballMen’s Tournament
PaulCassinBronzeFootballMen’s Tournament
MartinCostelloGoldAthleticsMen’s Shot Put C3
MartinCostelloGoldAthleticsMixed 4 x 100m C2-3
ChristinaDodrillBronzeAthleticsWomen’s Discus Throw 2
ChristinaDodrillSilverAthleticsWomen’s Shot Put 2
CathyDunneSilverAthleticsWomen’s Discus Throw 3
GerardDunneGoldSwimmingMen’s 100m Backstroke 6
GerardDunneGoldSwimmingMen’s 100m Butterfly 6
GerardDunneBronzeSwimmingMen’s 100m Freestyle 6
GerardDunneBronzeSwimmingMen’s 400m Freestyle 6
GerardDunneBronzeSwimmingMen’s 200m Individual Medley 6
CathyDunne FitzpatrickAthleticsWomen’s Pentathlon
LorraineGallagherSilverAthleticsWomen’s Club Throw C3
LorraineGallagherSilverAthleticsWomen’s Discus Throw C3
LorraineGallagherGoldAthleticsMixed 4 x 100m C2-3
TeamIrelandBronzeTableTennisMen’s Teams C5-C8
DarrinJordanBronzeAthleticsMen’s 100m C2
DarrinJordanSilverAthleticsMen’s 200m C2
DarrinJordanBronzeAthleticsMen’s 400m C2
DarrinJordanGoldAthleticsMen’s Slalom C2
DarrinJordanGoldAthleticsMixed 4 x 100m C2-3
CarlKeatingBronzeFootballMen’s Tournament
PatrickKellyBronzeFootballMen’s Tournament
ThomasLeahyBronzeAthleticsMen’s Club Throw C2
ThomasLeahySilverAthleticsMen’s Shot Put C2
ThomasLeahyGoldBocciaMixed Individual C2
PaulLeiskBronzeFootballMen’s Tournament
DannyMcCarthyBronzeFootballMen’s Tournament
MichaelMcCormackGoldAthleticsMen’s Kick Ball C2
SeanMcGrathBronzeSwimmingMen’s 100m Breaststroke A4
JohnMcGuinnessSilverAthleticsMen’s 1500m C8
JohnMcGuinnessBronzeAthleticsMen’s Cross Country 5000m C8
JohnMcGuinnessBronzeFootballMen’s Tournament
CamillaMcMahonBronzeAthleticsWomen’s 100m C8
DavidMcNallyBronzeFootballMen’s Tournament
KayMcShaneBronzeAthleticsWomen’s 800m 4
KayMcShaneBronzeAthleticsWomen’s Marathon 4
TeresaMullenGoldLawn BowlsWomen’s Singles 2-6
GerardNaughtonBronzeAthleticsMen’s Shot Put C4
AnthonyNolanBronzeFootballMen’s Tournament
SeanPlummerBronzeFootballMen’s Tournament
AlmaRockGoldAthleticsWomen’s 100m C8
JohnTwomeyGoldAthleticsMen’s Discus Throw 2
RonanTynanGoldAthleticsMen’s Discus Throw A3A9
RonanTynanBronzeAthleticsMen’s Javelin A3A9
RonanTynanSilverAthleticsMen’s Shot Put A3A9
TheresaWardGoldAthleticsWomen’s 100m C7
TheresaWardSilverAthleticsWomen’s Javelin C7
MichaelWhiteSilverSnookerMen’s Tournament Open

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