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# paralympics - Sunday 13 August, 2017

From From Paralympians to mature students - Leaving Cert students come from all walks of life Countdown To Results

From Paralympians to mature students - Leaving Cert students come from all walks of life spoke to four Leaving Cert students in the countdown to the results.

# paralympics - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Sports Person of the Year 2016: Why Katie-George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal deserve their nomination

Three years after two strangers took a leap of faith together, they made Irish Paralympic history in September.

# paralympics - Thursday 10 November, 2016

From 'Breaking my back taught me what was worth fighting for in life' Challenge

'Breaking my back taught me what was worth fighting for in life'

Two of Ireland’s Paralympic athletes on not letting a disability define them and how they got tough in the face of adversity.

# paralympics - Sunday 6 November, 2016

'Since the Paralympics I’m getting to enjoy the things I didn’t get to do when I was training'

It’s onwards and upwards after Rio, but I’m going to enjoy myself first before resuming heavy training, writes medallist Ellen Keane.

# paralympics - Saturday 24 September, 2016

'I don't want to be just known as the athlete who runs around every four years and wins gold medals'

Michael McKillop may have returned from Rio with another gold medal but it has been a difficult couple of months for the athlete.

# paralympics - Monday 19 September, 2016

Letter from Rio: Adeus to a memorable Games which will live long for all the right reasons

The curtain was drawn on an unforgettable summer of sport in Rio last night.

# paralympics - Sunday 18 September, 2016

'If I came to these Games and left without a medal I don't know what would have happened'

21-year-old Ellen Keane came of age in Rio, but a Paralympic bronze is only the start.

'I was thinking I have to do this for him because he's not here'

Noelle Lenihan paid tribute to her father after winning Paralympic bronze.

16-year-old Noelle Lenihan battles through injury to win Paralympic bronze

Another stellar day for Ireland in Rio as two medals are added to the total.

# paralympics - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Paralympic cyclist dies after suffering head injuries during today's Road Race RIP

Paralympic cyclist dies after suffering head injuries during today's Road Race

Bahman Golbarnezhad was competing in his second Games.

We've hit 10! Dynamic duo Dunlevy and McCrystal win silver in Paralympic Road Race

Ireland have now won five cycling medals in Rio.

From The Daily Edge This Irish Paralympian's dad was the proudest man in Rio yesterday Proud Dad
From Broken your prosthetic leg? Go to the Paralympic 'hospital' Rio

Broken your prosthetic leg? Go to the Paralympic 'hospital'

The firm running the ‘clinic’ shipped 300 plastic feet and tonnes of other hardware to Rio.

# paralympics - Friday 16 September, 2016

'Exhausted' Keane finishes with another final as Nicole Turner pulls out on medical advice

The 21-year-old was happy to finish strongly.

Rebels Abú! Cork room-mates share Paralympic glory on memorable Rio night

Niamh McCarthy used Orla Barry’s silver-medal winning performance earlier in the day to spur her on to emulate the feat.

'I really felt I had a medal there': Mechanical failure costs Eoghan Clifford dearly

It wasn’t to be for the 36-year-old today.

Alex Brooker's speech on 'The Last Leg' is 3 minutes of must-see TV Rio 2016 This post contains videos

Alex Brooker's speech on 'The Last Leg' is 3 minutes of must-see TV

Brooker paid tribute to former F1 driver Alex Zanardi, who won Paralympic silver on the anniversary of the horrific accident that saw him lose both legs.

# paralympics - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Niamh McCarthy wins Ireland's second Paralympic medal of the day

She follows Orla Barry in claiming silver at the Olympic Stadium.

Ellen Keane runs out of steam as four races in 24 hours takes its toll

Nicole Turner was also in action this evening.

'If what I am is sixth in the world, then how bad is that?': O'Leary proud of Rio journey

The Corkman made Paralympic history this week.

Medal alert! Cork's Orla Barry goes one better than London to take home Paralympic silver

A brilliant performance from the 26-year-old.

'I rang my wife saying I don't want any more of this but there's no way I wasn't going to do it'

Eoghan Clifford had been in pain days before his surge to Paralympic glory but he wasn’t going to let anything get in his way.

A day to remember as Ireland shine in the Rio sun to deliver four glorious medals

Two gold, one silver and one bronze made Wednesday an unforgettable day at the Paralympic Games.

# paralympics - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

Ellen Keane produces the performance of her life to win bronze in the pool

The 21-year-old claims Ireland’s fourth medal of the day.

Gold! Sensational Eoghan Clifford battles knee injury to win second Paralympic medal

The three-time World champion adds the Paralympic crown to his collection.

Cork's Pat O'Leary makes Paralympic history on the Rio water

The 43-year-old qualified for tomorrow’s KL3 canoe final.

'You get me the new leg, I will do the rest': Lynch delivers on his promise in style

After the heartbreak of London, the 45-year-old timed it right today to claim silver.

'Two years ago I was at the darkest point of my life. I didn't want to be alive anymore'

Phil Eaglesham contracted Q Fever, a rare and incurable condition that left him using a wheelchair, six years ago. Yesterday he made his Paralympic debut to set an example for his three young boys.

Paralympic Breakfast: Bronze medallist Clifford back in action as cycling dominates day 7

There’s also shooting and swimming on the menu for Irish athletes.

# paralympics - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Rising star Turner leads the way on another disappointing day for Ireland in Rio

The 14-year-old competed in her fourth final tonight.

Letter from Rio: Record crowds and sporting theatre make Games a memorable experience

But we’re desperately hoping Ireland’s athletes can feed off the atmosphere and give us more to shout about over the next week.

Four Paralympians ran faster times than the Olympic final - but it's not fair to compare Rio 2016 This post contains videos

Four Paralympians ran faster times than the Olympic final - but it's not fair to compare

Abdellatif Baka set a new world record in winning the men’s T13 1500m final.

Setting the wheels in motion: Wimbledon champion's tale of triumph over adversity

Gordon Reid is hoping to win Paralympic gold this week, but by showcasing his talents he’s transcending the sport of wheelchair tennis.

# paralympics - Monday 12 September, 2016

'Nobody knows but I've had a foot injury for the last 3 months. I couldn't get out of bed in the morning'

An emotional Michael McKillop reflects on his fourth Paralympic gold and what it means at the end of a difficult year.

Paralympic Breakfast: Mongan hopes to add to Ireland's haul - and here comes the Weirwolf

Eight Irish athletes, and the footballers, will be in action in Rio today.

# paralympics - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Irish track duo hit out at lack of velodrome at home after Paralympic heartache

Here’s a round-up of the Irish in action on day four of the Games.

From rock bottom to top of the world in five weeks, emotional McKillop seizes his moment

Michael McKillop used the difficult days as motivation to drive him on to Paralympic glory in Rio earlier.

Gold star Michael McKillop blows field away to defend Paralympic title in sensational fashion

The Antrim athlete remains untouchable as he stormed to 1500m glory.

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