Winners revealed at the OCS Irish Paralympic Awards tonight

Orla Barry receives surprise World Championship Medal presentation. The success of Team Ireland at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games was celebrated by one and all at a Gala Awards ceremony in The Ballsbridge Hotel tonight. Double medal winning cyclists Eoghan Clifford, Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal claimed the Outstanding Male and Female Awards on the […]

Irish Paralympic team homecoming set for Dublin Airport tomorrow

  Ireland’s 48 strong Rio 2016 Paralympic team wave goodbye to the athletes’ village today and begin their journey homeward with eleven medals, and a host of lifetime best performances. The team is scheduled to touch down in Dublin Airport just after midday tomorrow (Wednesday 21st September) and make their way to the Arrivals Hall […]

Why the F-Word means so much more in Paralympic sport

WHEN you go to an Olympic Games you hear an awful lot about the F-word.But sometimes it feels like the ‘Olympic family’ is just a fancy name for the sponsors and the folks in the logoed blazers who get ferries around in courtesy cars while everyone else puts up with athlete-unfriendly schedules and convoluted transport […]

Patrick Monahan finishes 16th in Marathon to round off successful Rio 2016 for Ireland

Ireland’s final competitor in Rio, wheelchair racer Patrick Monahan, found the searing 32 degree heat around Copacabana Beach too hot to handle in the T54 marathon, finishing in 16th place in one hour, 40 minutes and 26 seconds, over 10 minutes slower than his personal best. However several competitors dropped out before the half-way mark […]

Dunlevy & McCrystal scoop Road Race silver at Rio 2016

Ireland’s Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal will be celebrating once more this afternoon, having won their second medal of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, this time in the Women’s Tandem Road Race, finishing strong to take silver. The talented duo, who stormed home to Time Trial gold on Wednesday, put in a committed and determined […]

McCarthy storms to Silver on another hugely successful day in Rio

A day that began with a silver medal for Ireland courtesy of Orla Barry in the F57 Discus final ended in fantastic fashion as fellow Cork athlete, Niamh McCarthy, also secured silver in a hugely competitive F41 Discus final with a throw of 26.67 meters. In a tightly fought competition, McCarthy opened cautiously with her […]

Orla Barry takes Discus silver for Ireland

At the Olympic stadium in Rio today Cork’s Orla Barry won silver in the Women’s Discus Final F57, to improve on her Bronze medal which she won in this event four years ago in London. The twenty five year old, had a second round throw of 30.06m which was enough to claim her podium place […]