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 […]

Paralympic Silver Medallist Niamh McCarthy Announces Retirement

Niamh competed for Ireland at two Paralympic Games at Rio 2016 and the deferred Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games earlier this year. The Cork native competed in the F41 Discus event with the highlight of her career coming at the Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro in 2016 when she won a silver medal with her […]

O’Leary Narrowly Misses out on Medal

In a busy morning on the penultimate day of competition for Team Ireland at the Paralympic Games there was action at the shooting range, the Olympic Stadium and on the water. Attention will turn back to the Olympic Stadium later as Irish Paralympic legend Michael McKillop competes in the 1500m.   Ireland’s Pat O’Leary finished […]

Gold Again for Katie George and Eve

Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal made it an incredible Double gold on the road for Team Ireland as they won the Women’s tandem road race in dramatic fashion. They have now added the gold to their haul of silver on the track and gold in the Time Trial to finish their Tokyo 2020 Paralympic […]

Dublin2018 Tickets Go Live

The Dublin 2018 World Para Swimming Allianz European Championship tickets were launched today at the National Aquatic Centre. Tickets for the first ever major international Para Sporting event to take place in Ireland are available to purchase now via http://www.paralympics.ie/dublin2018. Paralympic swimmers, Ellen Keane and Nicole Turner were present to launch the tickets which are […]

Paralympics Ireland Appoint New Communications and Marketing Manager

Paralympics Ireland have announced that Derek Kinnevey has been appointed to the position of Communications and Marketing Manager and will take up the position from September 27th. Galway native, Kinnevey comes to Paralympics Ireland from the Ladies Gaelic Football Association where he was the PR and Media Manager since 2012. He oversaw the development of […]

Sixth for Comerford in 100m final at Para Athletics World Championships

Irish sprinter Orla Comerford ran brilliantly to finish sixth in the T13 100m final on day four of the Para Athletics World Championships in London. Crossing the line in 12.55seconds the nineteen-year old visually impaired athlete was only one hundredth a second off her best ever time set just a few weeks ago. This was […]

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 […]

MORE PERSONAL BESTS FOR IRISH AT PARA SWIMMING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  The good form of the Irish team continued on the penultimate day of the Para Swimming World Series meet in Berlin. In this morning’s heats Ards teenager Barry McClements was just outside his best time placing fourteenth of the ninety-one swimmers in the 400mFreestyle heats. He touched in a time of 4:33.20 which was […]

Another lifetime best for McClements the highlight on day two of World Series

 Another lifetime best swim from Ards teenager Barry McClements in the junior final of the 100m Freestyle was the highlight for the Irish contingent on the second day of the World Para Swimming World Series meet in Berlin.  His time of 1.01.10 saw him ranked tenth overall of the junior athletes in action. Four of […]

Top ten finishes on final day of ParaSwimming World Series in Sheffield

Teenage swimmers Nicole Turner and Barry McClements concluded the third leg of the Para Swimming World Series for the Irish team, with a sixth and seventh place finish in their respective 400m Freestyle finals this evening in Sheffield.   Fourteen-year-old Turner who won a bronze medal in the 50m Butterfly final last night raced solidly […]

World Series Bronze for Nicole Turner

Fourteen-year-old Nicole Turner has won a bronze medal in the 50m Butterfly final at the Para Swimming World Series in Sheffield. The Laois native, who competes in the S6 class, raced impressively to record a time of 37.44seconds (851 points); notably just outside of the lifetime best time she set in the Paralympic final in […]