Finals for Turner and Keane on Day 2 in Australia

Ellen Keane and Nicole Turner were the two members of Team Ireland in action overnight at the Citi Para Swimming World Series event taking place in Melbourne, Australia. Both swimmers progressed through to the final of the 100m LC Meter Breaststroke Multi Class event.   Ellen Keane produced a time of 1:24.82 in the final […]

Irish Para Swimmers Set for Competition in Australia

The Citi Para World Series season begins tomorrow, February 17th in Melbourne where three of Ireland’s top Para Swimmers will be competing over the course of the next three days.   Ellen Keane, Nicole Turner and Barry McClements all take to the water in a variety of different events.   Tokyo gold medallist, Keane races […]

Team Ireland Ready for Para Swimming World Championships

The five person Team Ireland are in Madeira and ready to compete against the World’s best Para Swimmers. The first swimmer that will compete for the Irish team will be Paralympian, Róisín Ní Riain. The young Limerick star will have a busy week as she competes in five events across the seven days of competition […]

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 […]

Second Bronze of the week for Turner – Day 5 Results

Day 5 was another night to remember for Nicole Turner and Team Ireland, as she won her second bronze of the weekat the World Para Swimming European Championships in Madeira, Portugal.   Nicole finished with a time of 35.56 seconds, smashing her own Personal Best in the S6 50m Freestyle. Nicole brought the fight as […]

Ní Ríaín wins Bronze – Day 4 Recap

Róisín Ní Ríaín claimed her first medal at a major Para competition in the S13 100m Backstroke on Day 4 of the World Para Swimming Championships in Madeira, Portugal, which is the second medal of the week for Team Ireland. Róisín finished in a time of 1:09.37 to secure third spot on the podium in […]

Bronze for Turner on Day 3 – Recap for Team Ireland

It was a night to remember in Funchal, Madeira, as Nicole Turner claimed the first medal for Ireland at this week’s World Para Swimming European Open Championships. Nicole won bronze in the SB6 200m Individual Medley, putting on a brilliant display as she battled for third place in a time of 3:09.57. The Portarlington swimming […]

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 […]