Legend McKillop Announces Retirement

Irish Paralympic legend Michael McKillop has today announced his retirement from Paralympic sport. The announcement from Michael comes shortly after competing at his fourth Paralympic Games ibn Tokyo. McKillop became one of the all time greats of Paralympic Sport as he elevated his 1500m T37 event to a higher level than it had ever been […]

McKillop Returns with 4th Placed Finish

McKillop Returns with 4th Placed Finish   Michael McKillop secured a slot for Ireland at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games by finishing in the Top 4 in the T38 1500m final in Dubai. David Leavy produced his best ever performance to finish in 9th place overall with a great time of 4:23:86 in the same […]

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 […]

McKillop 'The Niggle that Turned into a Nightmare'

We caught up with Irish Paralympic hero, Michael McKillop, recently who told us about the injury that he picked up at the World Championships in London in 2017. What started as a niggle for Michael turned into an injury nightmare for the Paralympic and World Champion. However, despite 16 months of difficulty for Michael he […]

21 Para Athletes Benefit From Sport Ireland Carding Scheme

Para Athletes were well represented in the Sport Ireland Carding Scheme announcements with 21 athletes receiving varying levels of funding. Para Cycling duo of Eve McCrystal and Katie George Dunlevy along with Para Athletes; Jason Smyth, Michael McKillop, Niamh McCarthy, Noelle Lenihan and Orla Barry joined Para Swimmer, Ellen Keane in being named as Podium level […]

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 […]

"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. […]

Michael McKillop wins major accolade at Belfast Telegraph Sport Awards

Irish Paralympic athlete Michael McKillop was recognized once more for his fantastic achievements at the 2015 Belfast Telegraph Sport Awards which were held on Monday evening. 30 October 2015; Ireland’s Michael McKillop, right, from Glengormley, Co. Antrim, in action alongside eventual second place finisher Australia’s Brad Scott, during the Men’s 1500m T37 final, in which he finished […]

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 […]