Gary O’Reilly

GARY O’REILLY Hometown: Portlaoise, Co Laois. Coach: Ralf Lindschulten Classification: H5 handcycling Disability Group: Acquired Gary broke his back in a work-place accident in 2014. Getting fit through cycling has helped him progress to using crutches now, only using wheelchair for longer distances and he has made remarkably quick progress in international handcycling. He had […]

11 riders set to represent Ireland at the UCI Paracycling Track World Championships

Cycling Ireland has named a sizable squad to compete at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Milton, Canada from January 30th to February 2nd. Eleven riders will compete across 18 races in what promises to be a thrilling encounter on the boards. Ireland’s paracycling squad have prepared diligently through track focused training camps in […]

Greta Streimikyte Finishes in 5th Position in Dubai  

Greta Streimikyte finished in 5th place in a gruelling T13 1500m that took place under the full glare of the Dubai sun at 11:00am.   It was anticipated to be a tactical race but Moroccan athlete, Fatima El Idrissi, surprised the field when she pushed the pace of the race in the 2nd lap and […]

Smyth is World Champion for the 8th Time

Jason Smyth has retained his World Para Athletics Championship with a blistering performance in the T13 100m final. This is Jason’s 8th World Championships win and 18th Major Championship win for a man that has never been beaten a major Paralympic Championship. Jordan Lee was the other Irish athlete that was in competition this afternoon […]

McCarthy Wins World Championship Bronze for Ireland

Niamh McCarthy secured the first medal for Team Ireland at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai this afternoon. McCarthy had a tense wait to find out if her throw of 29.70 metres would be enough to secure the medal but she was not to be denied and can now look forward to picking up […]

Lee Finishes 6th in 100m Heat

Alex Lee was the sole Irish athlete in action on Day 4 of the World Para Athletics Championships as he competed in the Heats of the T64 100 metres. Alex, who is competing in his first ever World Championships, produced a good performance to finish in 6th place in his heat with a time of […]

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 […]