The Vision Group to Supply Essential Equipment to Team Ireland

Pictured; Paralympics Ireland CEO, Miriam Malone, Para Swimmer Patrick Flanagan and The Vision Group Director, Dave Lahart

Paralympics Ireland have today announced that The Vision Group have become the Official Supplier of Medical and Sports Rehabilitation Products to Paralympics Ireland. Paralympic hopeful Patrick Flanagan joined representatives of Paralympics Ireland and The Vision Group, to announce a new partnership between the two organisations, that will include the Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Paralympic […]

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.   […]

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 […]

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 […]

Positive Para Swimming Performances from Berlin

The Irish Para Swimming team have had an encouraging experience to date from the Para Swimimng World Series Meeting taking place currently in Berlin. Three Irish swimmers progressed from their heats yesterday morning through to the evenings finals sessions. Ailbhe Kelly reached the C Final of the 200m Freestyle final with Nicole Turner and Ellen […]

An Taoiseach Officially Launches Dublin 2018

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, welcomed Irish Para Athletes, Ailbhe Kelly and Patrick Flanagan to Government Buildings on Monday to officially launch the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships. Councillor Nial Ring, Lord Mayor of Dublin City Council was also in attendance along with representatives of championship sponsors, Allianz Ireland and host partners; Sport Ireland, Swim […]

Team Ireland Hopefuls on Trail of European Qualification

An Irish team of 8 swimmers has arrived in Sheffield ahead of the British Para Swimming International meet. This event represents the last opportunity for Irish swimmers to reach the minimum qualification standards ahead of the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships that are set to be hosted in Dublin this August.   The 8 […]

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 […]

MORE PERSONAL BESTS FOR IRISH AT PARA SWIMMING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  The good form of the Irish team continued on the penultimate day of the Para Swimming World Series meet in Berlin. In this morning’s heats Ards teenager Barry McClements was just outside his best time placing fourteenth of the ninety-one swimmers in the 400mFreestyle heats. He touched in a time of 4:33.20 which was […]

Top ten finishes on final day of ParaSwimming World Series in Sheffield

Teenage swimmers Nicole Turner and Barry McClements concluded the third leg of the Para Swimming World Series for the Irish team, with a sixth and seventh place finish in their respective 400m Freestyle finals this evening in Sheffield.   Fourteen-year-old Turner who won a bronze medal in the 50m Butterfly final last night raced solidly […]