New Board Members

Paralympics Ireland have today announced the appointments of Lisa Fallon and Damien O’Neill to the Board of the organisation. Lisa Fallon took up her position at the beginning of the year and will be using her expertise in high performance sport as part of her new role. Damien O’Neill joined the board in September where […]

Paralympics Ireland COVID 19 Update

Paralympics Ireland are working closely with Sport Ireland, The Sport Ireland Institute and the Olympic Federation of Ireland to ensure that best practices are observed to mitigate the effect of the virus on athletes and their Paralympic Games preparations. We are in constant contact with the International Paralympic Committee, World Para Swimming, World Para Athletics […]

Paralympics Ireland Sports Science and Medical Team Announced

Paralympics Ireland today announced a formal agreement with the Sport Ireland Institute that will see both organisations work together in partnership to support the para athletes on their journey to Tokyo 2020.   As part of the agreement the Sport Ireland Institute will provide services to Irish Para Athletes and Team Ireland and will also […]

Turner and Keane Through to Final

Ellen Keane and Nicole Turner have made it a memorable morning in the London Aquatics Centre swimming pool at the World Para Swimming Allianz Championships. Both swimmers finished 2nd in their heats and have qualified for their respective finals. Barry McClements swam his last race of the week and recorded a massive 2 second Personal […]

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.   […]

Turner Produces Season’s Best in Record Breaking Race

Nicole Turner finished in a time of 3:10:76 in the final of the Women’s 200 Individual Medley SM6 in what was her season’s best performance to finish in 7th place overall. Turner took nearly 5 seconds off her time from the heats earlier today in a race that included a new World Record performance from […]

Turner Through to Final as McClements Narrowly Misses Out

Nicole Turner has qualified for the final of the SM6 200m Individual Medley today at the World Para Swimming Allianz Championships. Nicole led after the freestyle stroke but saw that lead overturned by Merechenko from the Ukraine who went on to lead them home. However, Turner was able to maintain her momentum and comfortably qualify […]

5th for Flanagan and O’Riordan as Marren Withdraws

Patrick Flanagan was the first Irish competitor in the pool today at the World Para Swimming Allianz Championships in the Heat of the S6 400m Freestyle event. A fast start to the race from his competitors meant Patrick was always struggling to make up lost ground. His finishing time of 5:39:13 was just 0.8 outside […]

Grimes is Best of Irish at Para Cycling World Cup

It was a long trip to Canada for the Irish Para Cycling team as they competed in the UCI Paracycling Road World Cup at Baie Comeau. A strong Irish team competed at the event including Declan Slevin, Ronan Grimes, Chris Burns, Gary O’Reilly and the tandem duo of Damien Vereker and Paul Forristal. It was […]

Vacancy: Paralympics Ireland Performance Operations Manager

Paralympics Ireland are seeking a new Performance Operations Manager to become an integral part of the team leading to Tokyo 2020 and beyond. The role involves delivery of the following three key areas of Paralympic Ireland’s Strategy: – ·       Performance Support (Quadrennial & Performance Plans) ·       Management and Coordination of Paralympics Ireland Sports Science & […]

Paralympics Ireland Newsletter Launched

Paralympics Ireland have launched a new newsletter; Success Takes More, that is now available to download by clicking HERE The newsletter will be released every month and will have all of the news and information from Irish Paralympic Sport. In this edition we have news from the launch of the new Paralympics Ireland strategic plan, […]

Paralympics Ireland AGM 2018

The Board of Paralympics Ireland at the 2018 AGM Paralympics Ireland AGM 2018 The Annual General Meeting of Paralympics Ireland took place at the Sport Ireland National Sports Head Quarters on May 17th. The meeting was addressed by president, John Fulham, CEO Miriam Malone, Treasure, Tony Dignam along with a well received update from the preparations for Tokyo […]