Keane Strikes Gold for Ireland

After 13 years of hard work and 4 Paralympic Games it was a special day for Ellen Keane as she saw off the challenge of New Zealand Paralympic legend, Sophie Pascoe to win the Paralympic Gold medal for Ireland.   Ellen had set a new personal best time in the heats in the morning but […]

Every Athlete PB’s on Magic Morning

It was a morning to remember for Team Ireland at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as all four of the early starters in this morning’s competitions recorded personal best performances in their events.   The star tandem duo of Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal competed in the velodrome in Izu as the earliest starters […]

Judge Receives Walkover

Irish Class 3 Table Tennis player, Colin Judge, had been due to play his second round match today at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. However, his opponent, Welder Knaf, has withdrawn from the tournament and Colin has now been given a walk over through to the next round. Details of the time and opponent for […]

Turner and Ní Riain Show Form in Finals

Laois star Nicole Turner (19) lowered her personal best twice in the same day when she finished eighth,  in  a new lifetime best of 35:29 seconds, in the S6 50m freestyle final.   Limerick’s Roisin Ni Riain (16) made a sensational Paralympic debut by knocking almost three seconds off her personal best  by finishing third […]

Timothy Pride in PB Smashing Debut

Irish cyclist Richael Timothy launched Ireland’s Paralympics cycling campaign this morning shaving 14 seconds off her personal best.   Richael was up against Austrian rider Yvonne Marzinke in the C1-3 3000 metre pursuit race at the Izu Velodrome near Shizouka in Japan. Richael went out hard, sprinting out of the saddle and straight into the […]

Ireland’s Paralympics Swimmers all Set Personal Bests

Ireland’s  ultra-talented swimming team got their 2020 Paralympics off to a flying start as Nicole Turner and Roisin Ni Riain both made finals with their first swims and Barry McClements was just one place short of joining them. All three swam personal bests and Limerick 16-year-old Ni Riain really underlined what an exciting prospect she […]

Debut’s and Personal Bests for Team Ireland on Day 1

It was a morning of debuts and personal bests for the first Team Ireland members in action at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The first action was in the swimming at Tokyo Aquatics Centre where Barry McClements became the first Irish athlete to compete at Tokyo 2020.   McClements first event was the S9 400m […]

RTÉ Sport announces biggest and best Paralympics coverage yet

RTÉ Sport today (Thursday 19 August, 2021) announced details of its biggest and most comprehensive Paralympic Games coverage to date across TV, radio and online. Off the back of a hugely successful Tokyo 2020, RTÉ Sport will again bring Irish audiences all the action, reaction and analysis beginning on Tuesday 24 August across RTÉ. Daráine Mulvihill will […]

Orla Comerford

Orla started running with her club Raheny Shamrock when she was just six. She was just 18 when she made her Paralympics debut in Rio where she ran 12.81 seconds in her heat to qualify for the T13 100m final where she finished eighth. In 2017 she was sixth in the final of the World […]

Greta Streimikyte

Tokyo will be Greta’s second Paralympic Games. She made her international debut in 2015 and followed it quickly with a European bronze medal in 2016. She was fourth in the T13 1500m final on her Paralympic debut in Rio in what was then a personal best of 4:45.06. Since then she has won gold at […]

Jason Smyth

Jason is the fastest Paralympian of all-time and still holds the World and Paralympic records in T13 100m (10:46) and 200m (21.05), which he set at the London Paralympics in 2012. He won double T13 sprint gold on his Paralympic debut in Beijing 2008, retained them in London and in Rio, with the T13 200m […]

Niamh McCarthy

Niamh was one of Ireland’s sensational ‘Rebel Treble’ of medal-winning discus throwers from Cork in Rio 2016, winning F41 discus silver on her Paralympic debut with her penultimate throw of 26.67m. That came less than three years after she was first identified through a Paralympics Ireland talent ID day but she had already demonstrated her […]