A different kind of memorable

NOT EVEN this pandemic’s total disruption of global sport has dimmed Jason Smyth’s desire to keep on breaking barriers and setting new records. The fastest Paralympian on the plant says that the postponement of the 2020 Games by 12 months hasn’t lessened his ambition in any way. Heading into the 16th year of his extraordinary […]

Smyth is World Champion for the 8th Time

Jason Smyth has retained his World Para Athletics Championship with a blistering performance in the T13 100m final. This is Jason’s 8th World Championships win and 18th Major Championship win for a man that has never been beaten a major Paralympic Championship. Jordan Lee was the other Irish athlete that was in competition this afternoon […]

Smyth Breezes Through to Final

Jason Smyth has progressed through to the Final of the T13 100 metres at the World Para Athletics Championships with relative ease as he won his heat with a time of 10:84.   Jason, who holds the world record for this event and has never been beaten in Para Athletics event, was comfortable throughout 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 […]

Team Ireland to Depart for World Para Athletics Championships

The 11 person strong Para Athletics team will depart tomorrow morning from Dublin Airport as they travel to Dubai to compete in the World Para Athletics Championships which, for the Irish team, will get underway on Thursday, November 7th. Places at Tokyo 2020 are at stake in Dubai as athletes that finish in the Top […]

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 […]

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 Athletics Team Ready to Perform in Italy

Grosseto in Italy will play host to Team Ireland and a host of international Para Athletics stars as the Italian event of the IPC Athletics Grand Prix Circuit is hosted in the venue for the third consecutive year. A strong Irish team has made the journey to Italy where they have been preparing for the […]

Comerford Doubles up in Berlin

Orla Comerford has secured her second medal of the World Para Athletics Championships after a battling performance in the T13 100m final. Comerford held off the challenge of Engelleiter of Germany to claim the bronze medal right on the finish line. Comerford came into the race in relaxed form after winning her first medal of […]

Jordan Lee Claims European Bronze Medal

18 year old Kerry native, Jordan Lee, became the latest Irish Para Athlete to claim a European Championship Medal. Despite only being a relative newcomer to the sport, Lee looked comfortable in the surrounding of the Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Sportpark as he cleared 1.75m to secure third position in the T47 Final. Lee was roared […]

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 […]