Sport Ireland High Performance Funding Announced


Paralympics Ireland has welcomed the announcement of the Sport Ireland High Performance Sport Investment 2022. The announcement has confirmed that Paralympics Ireland will receive €3,700,000 in high performance funding throughout the Paris cycle from 2021-2022.

Today’s announcement also confirmed that Paralympics Ireland will receive €450,000 for High Performance Operations and Administration funding for 2022. The International Carding Scheme, which was also announced today, will see 23 athletes representing five sports receive international carding.

Also released today was the review of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Paralympics Ireland welcome the review of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games commissioned and published by Sport Ireland. Feedback from members of Team Ireland is always welcome, particularly as those learnings inform future plans for upcoming Paralympic Games.

Tokyo 2020 provided a range of unique and challenging circumstances for all involved including athletes, support teams, volunteers and staff. Despite the issues that presented themselves and which are referred to in the Tokyo review, Tokyo 2020 was a successful games for Team Ireland which saw seven medals won by the team including four golds, two silvers, one bronze and 26 personal best performances across the competing athletes.

Tokyo 2022 International Carded Para Athletes

Para-Badminton, Niall McVeigh, International, €18,000

Para-Cycling         Katie George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal, Podium, €60,000

Ronan Grimes, Podium, €40,000

Gary O’Reilly, Podium, €40,000

Martin Gordon & Eoin Mullen, World Class, €37,500

Damien Vereker & Marcin Mizgajski, International, €27,000

Richael Timothy, International, €18,000

Declan Slevin, International, €18,000

Chris Burns, International, €18,000

Para-Athletics      Jason Smyth, Podium, €40,000

Greta Streimikyte, World Class, €25,000

Patrick Monahan, International, €18,000

Jordan Lee, International, €18,000

Orla Comerford, International, €18,000

Mary Fitzgerald, International, €18,000

Para-Swimming  Ellen Keane, Podium, €40,000

Nicole Turner, Podium, €40,000

Róisín Ní Riain, World Class, €25,000

Barry McClements, International, €18,000

Para-Table Tennis, Colin Judge, International, €18,000

Para-Triathlon     Donnacha McCarthy, International, €18,000

The 2022 Investment Announcement can be viewed here.

The Tokyo Games Review is available here.

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