Team Ireland Day 1 Recap – Madeira 2020

The 2020 World Para Swimming European Open Championships got underway today in Funchal, Madeira, with Patrick Flanagan, Jonathan McGrath and Róisín Ní Ríaín all competing on Day 1 for Team Ireland. Patrick Flanagan was the first Irish athlete in the pool, the Longford man put in a strong performance, finishing with a time of 1.28.93 […]

Team Ireland announced for World Para Swimming European Championships

The Irish team that will compete at the World Para Swimming Open Championships was announced today. The five-person team will compete from 16-22 May at the Penteada Olympic Pool Complex in Funchal, Madeira. This event will serve as a key opportunity for some athletes to hit Minimum Qualification Standard times (MQS) for Tokyo 2020, while […]

Irish National Team Trials Round Up

Ellen Keane competes in Day 3 of the Time Trials

The Swim Ireland National Team Trials have continued throughout the week in the National Aquatic Centre, there has been a number of excellent performances from the Para swimmers, all of whom returning to competitive swimming after a long absence. On the back of a warm weather training camp, several of the Para swimmers returned to […]

Look Back to Sydney 2000 with Mairead Berry and Bridie Lynch

It has been twenty years since the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games, Paralympics Ireland recently caught up with five time Paralympic medallist, Mairead Berry and Hall of Famer, Bridie Lynch. The former athletes sat down to talk about their contrasting experience of the Sydney Games and their amazing careers as athletes. Mairead Berry competed at her […]

Bronze for Keane and Ireland

Ellen Keane won Ireland’s second bronze medal of the World Para Swimming Allianz Championships for after finishing 3rd in a stunningly fast World Championship final that saw a new World Record from Brock Wiston of Team GB.  Keane, who knew she would be up against it after seeing the heats where Wiston set a new […]

Kelly Announces Retirement at World Para Swimming Allianz Championships

Team Ireland were represented by three swimmers in the heats of the World Para Swimming Allianz Championships in London this morning as Patrick Flanagan, Ailbhe Kelly and Jonathan McGrath competed at the London Aquatics Centre today. After her race in the 400m Freestyle, Ailbhe Kelly went on to announce her retirement from Para Swimming.   […]

Marren to make Irish Debut as Team Ireland Revealed

Paralympics Ireland Sign Agreement to Wear Under Armour Kit   The Irish team that will compete at the World Para Swimming Allianz Championships in London this September was named today at the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre. The 8 person team will be the first Irish paralympic team to compete in the new Under Armour […]

Para Athletes Honoured

Irish Para Athletes were honoured at the end of season awards for both Swim Ireland and Cycling Ireland over the weekend. The Swim Ireland awards took place in Clare on Saturday night where the great of Irish swimming were recognised after a long and successful season. Amongst that number were the Irish Para Swimming squad […]

Irish Swimmers Compete Well in Sheffield

All 9 Irish Swimmers competed in their first events at the World Series in Sheffield this morning with some very strong performances recorded as 3 of the team progressed through to this evening’s finals. Nicole Turner showed excellent form as she progressed through to the final in 2 events; the 100m free and 100m Breaststroke […]

Turner and Keane Among Top Performers in Indianapolis

Ellen Keane and Nicole Turner have both produced world class performances at the World Para Swimming World Series events in Indianapolis.  On day 1 of the competition Ellen Keane produced a scintillating display to clinch a podium position. Her 100m Back Stroke performance was good enough to claim a brilliant bronze medal and sets her […]

#Dublin 2018 Volunteer Deadline

We are seeking 500 volunteers to help us make the Para Swimming Allianz European Championships the biggest and best event to take place in Dublin this year and now there is only 1 month left to apply to be a part of this great event. To volunteer click HERE  We have been delighted with the response […]

Ireland Para Swim team grounded by Weather

The 3 person Irish Para Swimming team were forced to cancel their participation at the World Series Event in Copenhagen after their planes were grounded by the so-called ‘Beast for the East.’ The trio of Ailbhe Kelly, Patrick Flanagan and Jonathan McGrath were due to compete this week but, as the weather rolled in, they […]