Turner takes eighth as sailors struggle with flat conditions

Ireland’s Nicole Turner was in action in her fourth final of the Games tonight, and finished eighth overall in a time of 5.54.61. Turner had advanced to tonight’s final in sixth place in a Personal Best time of 5:51.99, however, an evacuation of the Ireland team building during her break left the 14-year-old with limited […]

Turner makes fourth successive final in swimming at Rio 2016

Ireland’s teenage swimming sensation Nicole Turner is through to another final after an impressive swim in the morning heats of the S6 400m Freestyle at the Rio Aquatic Centre. On the back of six races already at these Games it was a big ask for the 14-year-old to put in a big performance today, but […]

Turner finishes seventh while footballers fall to 5-1 defeat at hands of GB

Ireland’s Nicole Turner was back in the pool this evening on Day 6 of the 2016 Paralympic Games and secured a seventh place finish in the SM6 200m Individual Medley final.  The talented Laois swimmer originally finished in 8th place in a time of 3.18.18, but was later moved up to 7th position following the […]

Turner reaches third Paralympic final while Mongan falls short in Athletics

Ireland’s Nicole Turner continued her impressive form in the pool today making her third final of the Games in the S6 200m Individual Medley with a fourth place finish in her heat in a time of 3:17.09. British poster girl for the Games Ellie Simmonds won the heat breaking the Paralympic record in the process […]

Michael McKillop defends 1500m title in style at Rio 2016

There was another gold medal for Team Ireland on Day Four of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games today as Michael McKillop stormed home to glory in the T37 1500m in a time of 4.12.11. It is a second successive Paralympic gold for McKillop in the 1500m, following a win at London 2012, but he was […]

Turner finishes 7th in Freestyle final while footballers go down to hosts Brazil

Swimming sensation Nicole Turner, in her second final in as many days finished in seventh place in the S6 50m Freestyle Final last night at the Rio Aquatic Centre. The Laois teenager swam an impressive 36.31 seconds, just five hundredths of a second shy of her best ever time. Ukraine’s Yelyzaveta Mareshko set her second […]

Smyth storms to historic treble with 100m gold in Rio

Irish sprinting sensation, Jason Smyth, stormed to a third successive 100m T13 title this morning at the Olympic Stadium in Rio, obliterating his opposition to confirm his reputation as the fastest Paralympian on the planet. Although the fastest qualifier for today’s final, Smyth was well aware of his opposition having been closely followed by Johannes […]

Scully and Streimikyte advance to Swimming and Athletics finals at Rio 2016 (Day 1 – AM)

Irish athletes commenced their 2016 Paralympic Competition with a flourish this morning following a spectacular and emotive opening ceremony. Two members of the Irish team have qualified for their respective finals after fantastic performances in their heats earlier today. Irish swimmer, Ratoath’s James Scully became Ireland’s first finalist this morning after a fantastic performance in […]

Let the Games begin! Incredible Opening Ceremony kicks off Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

A DAREDEVIL in a wheelchair fired himself down a ramp the height of a six-storey building to somersault through a giant loop that exploded into fireworks. Aaron ‘Wheelz’ Fotheringham, an American who was born with spina bifida, was the fearless ‘extreme wheelchair athlete whose dazzling entrance through the huge hoop marked the start of the […]