Greta Streimikyte Finishes in 5th Position in Dubai  

Greta Streimikyte finished in 5th place in a gruelling T13 1500m that took place under the full glare of the Dubai sun at 11:00am.   It was anticipated to be a tactical race but Moroccan athlete, Fatima El Idrissi, surprised the field when she pushed the pace of the race in the 2nd lap and […]

McCarthy Wins World Championship Bronze for Ireland

Niamh McCarthy secured the first medal for Team Ireland at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai this afternoon. McCarthy had a tense wait to find out if her throw of 29.70 metres would be enough to secure the medal but she was not to be denied and can now look forward to picking up […]

McKillop Makes Return as Lee Makes History

Paralympics Ireland have today announced the 11 person team that will represent Ireland at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai from November 7th to November 15th. Michael McKillop will make his much anticipated return to a major championships for the first time since his World Para Athletics Championships gold medal win in London in […]

Team Ireland Come to Paris

A 10 person Irish team are currently in Paris competing at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix event. The event will see the Irish athletes competing against world class competition as they continue their preparations for the World Championships in November. The event will see Michael McKillop make a welcome return to international competition when […]

Para Athletes Have Busy Weekend

It’s a busy weekend of action for the Irish Para Athletic team who are competing both nationally and internationally this weekend. The bulk of the action will happen in Santry where the AI Games will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday. The Irish para athletes competing in Santry will include Jason Smyth who competes […]

Para Athletes Shine at IWA Nationals

The Irish Wheelchair Association Nationals took place over the weekend as several Irish Para Athletes and Paralympic hopefuls competed in the national competitions. Niamh McCarthy and Noelle Lenihan were amongst the standout performers throughout the weekend. Niamh had an excellent throw of 32.13m with Noelle also showing great form with a throw of 31.3m. Mary […]

Irish Para Athletes Prepare for World Para Athletics Grand Prix

An eight person team has arrived at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix event in Rieti in Italy. Paul Keoghan, Greta Streimikyte, David Leavy, Niamh McCarthy, Orla Barry, Orla Comerford, Noelle Lenihan and Jordan Lee will represent Ireland at the grand prix that is being held at the Stadio Raul Guidobaldi. Team Ireland’s first competitor […]

Para Athletes Shine In Belfast

The Irish Universities Athletics Association held their Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Queen’s University Belfast where the Irish Para Athletes were amongst the very best performers throughout the competition. Noelle Lenihan had a superb event in the Discus throw as she set a new Maynooth University record of 31:39 to finish in second place […]

Steimikyte and Keogan on Track at National Championships

It was a superb weekend at the Athletics Ireland Nationals at the National Indoor Arena for two of our most prominent para athletes. First up was Paul Keogan who set a superb seasonal best time in the 400m as he ran an excellent 56.87 signalling some good times ahead for Paul. It was also an […]

Streimikyte Pleased with 2018 Opener

Greta Streimikyte was pleased with her opening event of 2018 despite suffering an unfortunate stumble that cost her race victory. Greta took part in the 1500m event and was leading with only a lap remaining before stumbling an relinquishing the lead. However, despite the setback she was still very pleased with her overall performance  

Streimikyte Helps DCU to 2nd

Paralympian, Greta Streimikyte, had a very encouraging end to her 2017 season as she helped bring her DCU team to a strong 2nd placed finish in the IUAA Road Relays held at Maynooth today.   This event is used by all top athletes in Ireland to asses how the winter base period is going.  This […]

Fourth for Greta Streimikyte in 1500m final at World Championships

Rio Paralympian Greta Streimikyte put in a season’s best performance on the opening night of action at the Para Athletics World Championships to place fourth in the final of the women’s T13 1500m. The Clonliffe Harriers athlete ran a tremendous race maintaining pace with the leading trio throughout to cross the line in 4:47.54. The […]