Paralympic Silver Medallist Niamh McCarthy Announces Retirement

Niamh competed for Ireland at two Paralympic Games at Rio 2016 and the deferred Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games earlier this year. The Cork native competed in the F41 Discus event with the highlight of her career coming at the Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro in 2016 when she won a silver medal with her […]

Look Back to Sydney 2000 with Mairead Berry and Bridie Lynch

It has been twenty years since the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games, Paralympics Ireland recently caught up with five time Paralympic medallist, Mairead Berry and Hall of Famer, Bridie Lynch. The former athletes sat down to talk about their contrasting experience of the Sydney Games and their amazing careers as athletes. Mairead Berry competed at her […]

Athletics team depart for warm weather camps

Nine of our leading para athletes, and key support staff left Dublin Airport this morning bound for warm weather camps. Five of the track athletes; Jason Smyth, Orla Comerford, Paul Keogan, Conor McIlveen and Greta Streimikyte departed for Tenerife where they will be joining up with wheelchair racer Patrick Monahan who has been out there […]

The road to Rio is paved with hard work and dedication for Greta Streimikyte

With just over 50 days to go until Rio 2016, there is one athlete in particular who is counting down the days, hours and minutes.  Greta Streimikyte was announced as part of the Irish team on July 5th, 2016 and now, the Lithuanian-born runner cannot wait to represent her new home on the grandest stage […]

Strong Irish team of nine announced for IPC Athletics European Championships

A very competitive team to represent Ireland at the Para-Athletics European Championships which will take place in Grosseto, Italy from June 10th to June 17th, was announced this morning.  The team, which is sponsored by Allianz Ireland, is made up of World Champion silver medallist Noelle Lenihan, who made a sensational debut in Doha 2015, […]

"I didn't allow other people's words to affect the way I lived" – Michael McKillop

There seems to be just no stopping Michael McKillop. The 26-year-old from Newtownabbey has become a household name on the national and international athletics stages over the last number of years, and when you take his huge number of accolades into account (including numerous gold medals and world records), it’s not hard to see why. […]

Join Team Paralympics Ireland for this year's Mini Marathon

Grab your runners and join us at the start line as we prepare to run this year’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon! Prepare to hit the roads of Dublin this coming June, as the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon kicks off at 2pm on Bank Holiday Monday, June 6th and we want you to join Team Paralympics […]

Michael McKillop and Jason Smyth named as ‘Ones to Watch’ for Rio 2016

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 […]

Ireland's Noelle Lenihan named as one of ten Rising Stars for Rio 2016

Ireland’s Noelle Lenihan has today been named as one of ten rising stars to watch out for at this year’s Games. DOH_151026_162505_MH4890 DOH_151026_181923_MH5367 The 16-year-old made headlines back in October, when she secured a silver medal in a combined class event at the World Championships in Doha after breaking the discus F38 world record which had […]