Hayley Burke Selected as a Leader of the Future

Para Swimming Manager, Hayley Burke, has been selected as one of Ireland’s Future Leaders in Sport on the prestigious 30 under 30 list published by Sport For Business. Burke has been a leading figure in Para Sports since her appointment to the role of Para Swimming Manager in 2015 where she was directly responsible for […]

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 […]

6 Months to #Dublin2018 and Turner Can't Wait

There are now only 6 months to go to the Para Swimming Allianz European Championships! August 13th will see the first day of competition at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin and anticipation is building for this great event.   The International Paralympic Committee caught up with Irish Paralympian Swimmer, Nicole Turner as she looks […]

Darcy and Barr Sign on as #Dublin2018 Ambassadors

Former Ireland rugby international, Gordon D’Arcy, and Olympian, Jessie Barr, were unveiled today as the first two ambassadors for the 2018 Para Swimming Allianz European Championships. This August, Ireland will host a major international Para Sporting event for the first ever time as over 500 athletes representing more than 40 countries compete for European gold. […]

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  

IPC Website Revamp

The International Paralympics Committee are embarking on a full revamp of their website and they need the help of para-athletes. Please follow this link to their survey and help the governing body for Paralympic Games to make their website the best resource that it possibly can be.  Click HERE to fill out the survey

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 […]

2018 Athletes Commission Unveiled

The first meeting of the newly appointed Athletes Commission tool place on Saturday as the 7 person commission to represent Para Athletes came together for the first time at the National Sports Campus.    Para Cyclist, Eoghan Clifford, was selected as the new chairperson for the commission succeeding the outgoing chair, James McCarthy. Former chairperson, […]

Important Weekend out of the Pool for Para Swimmers

Paralympics Ireland will host an important information and training session for our Para Swimmers at the National Sports Campus this weekend. Important information around the new classification protocols will be on the agenda along with an exciting research project from renowned biomechanist Carl Payton that could be a help improve the performances of our athletes. […]

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 […]

Paul Conneely Appointed to Paralympics Ireland Role

Paralympics Ireland have today announced that Paul Conneely has been appointed to the role of Lead Physiotherapist and Medical Services Co-Ordinator. In his new role Paul will be responsible for the co-ordination of athlete medical services, he will also be the lead physiotherapist as well as providing physiotherapy clinical support to elite para athletes.   […]

Frances O'Sullivan White RIP

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of former Irish Paralympian Frances O’Sullivan White.   Frances (73) represented Ireland in Table Tennis at four separate Paralympic Games beginning 50 years ago in 1968 in Tel Aviv. Frances claimed two medals in Israel including an individual silver medal and a Bronze medal in […]