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 […]

Para Athletes Shine at IWA Nationals

The Irish Wheelchair Association Nationals took place over the weekend as several Irish Para Athletes and Paralympic hopefuls competed in the national competitions. Niamh McCarthy and Noelle Lenihan were amongst the standout performers throughout the weekend. Niamh had an excellent throw of 32.13m with Noelle also showing great form with a throw of 31.3m. Mary […]

Steimikyte and Keogan on Track at National Championships

It was a superb weekend at the Athletics Ireland Nationals at the National Indoor Arena for two of our most prominent para athletes. First up was Paul Keogan who set a superb seasonal best time in the 400m as he ran an excellent 56.87 signalling some good times ahead for Paul. It was also an […]

Comerford Gets 2018 off to Promising Start

Orla Comerford, who was one of the Irish stars at the Rio Paralympic Games, had her first event of 2018 and it was a promising beginning to her year as she produced two strong performances. Orla began her 2018 indoor season with two solid performances, running 8.05 for 60m and 26.62 for 200m at the […]

Monahan Shows Well in Dubai

Patrick Monahan was in action this morning at the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon. Patrick will be pleased with his performance having missed a block of training in the build up to the marathon as he finished in a time of 1:33:10   It could have been even better for Patrick who was send the wrong […]

Ryan and Coleman Secure London Invite

T12 athlete Declan Ryan and his guide Kevin Coleman have been awarded a direct athlete invite to compete at the London city Marathon on April 22nd 2018 by World Para Athletics. The London event is part of the World Para Athletics Marathon World Cup.   Speaking about the opportunity Declan said “I am very excited […]

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 […]

Silver for Lenihan in Discus at Para Athletics World Championships

NEW F38 DISCUS CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD FOR TEENAGER NOELLE LENIHAN LENIHAN SECURES IRELAND’S THIRD DISCUS MEDAL OF THE 2017 CHAMPIONSHIPS 17 year-old Irish Paralympian Noelle Lenihan broke the F38 Discus championship record twice on her way to silver at the 2017 Para Athletics World Championships at the Queen Victoria Olympic Park in London tonight. Having broken […]

Sixth place for Monahan in 800m heat

Ireland’s Patrick Monahan has finished 6th in his T53 800m heat with a time of 1:48.41, missing out in a place in tomorrow’s final. The Le Cheile AC athlete got off to a strong start taking the bell in 2nd place, but ultimately fell away as the finishing straight came into sight with France’s Pierre […]