James Scully Announces His Retirement

James Scully has today announced that he is retiring from Paralympic Swimming. James last represented Ireland at the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships that took place in the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre last August. James began his swimming career when he joined the National Aquatic Centre swim team in 2006. He finished in […]

Turner Hopes to Maintain Medal Momentum

There were four Irish swimmers in action in the morning session of Day 6 of the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships. Meath’s James Scully made his second final of the championships in the Men’s 100m Freestyle S5. Finishing 4th in his heat in a time of 1:22.16, he qualified seventh fastest for tonight’s final, […]

Irish Team Off to Strong Start in Dublin

The Irish trio of Ailbhe Kelly, James Scully and Nicole Turner got the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships off to a strong start as all 3 Team Ireland competitors reached the finals in their respective events. After a strong performance in his heat James Scully was the first of the Irish to compete in […]

Scully and Turner reach Finals

It was a very encouraging start for Team Ireland at the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships as all three swimmer produced excellent performances in their events. James Scully was the first Irish Swimmer in the Pool in the 200M Freestyle S5 heat and he set the tone for the day as he swam his […]

Team Ireland Hopefuls on Trail of European Qualification

An Irish team of 8 swimmers has arrived in Sheffield ahead of the British Para Swimming International meet. This event represents the last opportunity for Irish swimmers to reach the minimum qualification standards ahead of the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships that are set to be hosted in Dublin this August.   The 8 […]

How to Contact the Athlete's Commission

The newly constituted Athletes Commission met for the first time to begin their work in January this year. The Athletes Commission is chaired by Eoghan Clifford who is joined on the commission by Niamh McCarthy, Helen Arbuthnot, Jason Smyth, James Scully, Peter Ryan and Padraic Moran.   The Commission will now be the voice of […]

Four Irish Swimmers through to finals at World Series

Four of the Irish swimmers competing at the inaugural Para Swimming World Series Meet in Copenhagen have qualified for this evening’s finals. Ellen Keane, Barry McClements, Nicole Turner and Patrick Flanagan will feature across six of tonight’s finals on the concluding day of the event. Gold medallist in the 400m Freestyle yesterday McClements continued his […]