Five RTÉ Sports Awards nominations for Team Ireland

As 2021 draws to a close, so does the Irish sporting year, one that has been extremely busy with plenty of success across Irish sport. Irish Paralympians have enjoyed a huge amount of that success in 2021, particularly at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. This success has been recognised in various media outlets, such as […]

Team Ireland announced for 2021 World Para Athletics European Championships

The Irish team that will compete at the World Para Athletics Championships was announced today. Team Ireland will compete in Bydgoszcz, Poland from 1-5 June at the Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Stadium. The Irish team that will represent Team Ireland in Poland boasts plenty of Paralympic Games, World and European medallists. Michael McKillop, Greta Streimikyte, Mary Fitzgerald, […]

Opportunity for Throws Coach

Paralympics Ireland have begun the recruitment process for a new Throws coach. The coach will be an essential member of the Paralympics Ireland team that will compete at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and will particularly closely with the successful Paralympics Ireland throws athletes. The job holder will act as the technical expert in throws […]

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 […]

McCarthy Smashes Record

Niamh McCarthy has just smashed the European record with a new personal best of 32.67m adding more than 3 metres to her own record. The record fell at the Paris Grand Prix where McCarthy was competing in the F41 event. All 6 of Niamh’s throws broke the 30m mark and now she will hope to […]

Monahan Clinches Silver

Patrick Monahan produced a superb display at the Lisbon half marathon to finish in second place against a top class field. Monahan, battled against the elements in far from ideal conditions to hold off some very strong challenges and come in behind only David Weir who is a 6 time Paralympic gold medallist. Patrick will […]

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  

Para Athletes Well Placed for 2018

Leevale AC’s new High Performance Centre in Cork was the location for 2017’s final Para-Athletics Throws squad day on Saturday December 9th. National coach, Dave Sweeney and Strength and Conditioning lead at the Irish Institute of Sport, Eamon Flanagan, worked with athletes to put the finishing touches to a very productive Autumn training period for […]

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 […]

Irish Team prepare to come home from Para Athletics World Championships

The Irish team arrive at Dublin Airport today at 3.40pm The Irish Team will return from the 2017 Para Athletics World Championships today. The team will be travelling on flight EI0165 from London Heathrow arriving into Dublin Terminal Two at 15.40. It has been a memorable championships for the ten-strong Irish Team who arrive home […]

Paul Keogan finishes fifth in 400m Final at Para Athletics World Championships

Today was the final day of the Para Athletics World Championship with Meath man Paul Keogan competing in T37 400m. Paul cruised through to today’s final after winning yesterday’s heat. Keogan finished in 5th position after a strong performance in the T37 400m with a time of 56.90, DU TOIT Charl, representing South Africa takes […]

McKillop on the Double at Para Athletics World Championships

Michael McKillop wins ninth world championship gold Paul Keogan wins heat to qualify for T37 400m final Ireland’s Michael McKillop stormed to victory in the T37 1500m to claim a remarkable ninth World Championship gold medal in front of a huge crowd at the Para Athletics World Championships in London tonight. Capping another good day […]