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