Paralympics Ireland and Badminton Ireland seek Classifiers

The Badminton World Federation, in partnership with Paralympics Ireland, Badminton Ireland and Badminton Europe are hosting a National Classifier Workshop in conjunction with the Irish Para-Badminton International 2018.    The workshop involves a combination of theory and observation sessions, and is designed to support National Badminton Associations, who wish to deliver Para-Badminton activities and tournaments […]

Important Weekend out of the Pool for Para Swimmers

Paralympics Ireland will host an important information and training session for our Para Swimmers at the National Sports Campus this weekend. Important information around the new classification protocols will be on the agenda along with an exciting research project from renowned biomechanist Carl Payton that could be a help improve the performances of our athletes. […]

National Classifiers Forum

On Saturday, November 17th, Paralympics Ireland will host a unique event at the National Sports Campus when we welcome classifiers from right across the country and from all sports for the National Classifiers Forum.   Classification of athletes is one of the most important functions carried out in Para Sports and yet our national classifiers […]

Significant Progress for Boccia

The past few weeks have been extremely positive for Boccia Ireland, who have achieved two major milestones. At the end of October, two classifiers attended a BISFed Classification Course in Portugal. Both Ana Maia (medical) & Lisa Callaghan (technical) passed with flying colours and became our first officially certified National Classifiers. Congratulations to them both!  Ana and Lisa at […]

Paralympics Ireland welcomes Ana Carolina Maia as new Classification Coordinator

Paralympics Ireland is this week welcoming a new member of staff to the team, with the announcement that Ana Carolina Maia has been appointed as Classification Coordinator. Ana, who is from Brazil, has a background in Physiotherapy and is currently undertaking a Masters course in Sports and Exercise Biomechanics. She has been involved with Paralympic […]