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#2016 Paralympics

# 2016-paralympics - Friday 16 December, 2016

Sports Person of the Year 2016: Why Eoghan Clifford deserves to be on the shortlist

Double Paralympic medallist pushed through the pain barrier in Rio.

# 2016-paralympics - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

'I kind of needed to win that medal. I’ve nothing to lose now in the future'

Ellen Keane reflects on a whirlwind Paralympic Games and her bronze medal win in Rio.

# 2016-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.

# 2016-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.

# 2016-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.

# 2016-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.

# 2016-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.

Paralympic Breakfast: Cycling medalists back for another shot at glory

Eoghan Clifford will be hoping for a third medal at this year’s Games.

# 2016-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.

'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.

'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.

# 2016-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.

Ireland's Colin Lynch storms to Paralympic silver with stunning Time Trial performance

Team Ireland are now halfway towards their medal target of eight.

'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.

# 2016-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.

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.

# 2016-paralympics - Monday 12 September, 2016

Great Britain a class apart as Ireland's miserable campaign ends with another heavy defeat

Barry Ferguson’s side were outclassed again.

'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.

# 2016-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.

The golden boys: McKillop using Smyth room-mate rivalry to spur him on for Rio defence

The Antrim athlete looks to defend his 1500m title this afternoon.

Ireland no match for rampant hosts as Brazil run riot in Rio

The 7-a-side CP team were in Paralympic action on Saturday night.

# 2016-paralympics - Saturday 10 September, 2016

'My family is more nervous than me, my mum didn't sleep last night'

It’s easy to forget Nicole Turner is just 14 years of age.

A star in the making! 18-year-old Orla Comerford sprints into Rio final

The sprinter progresses as the fastest loser.

A performance to be proud of as Greta Streimikyte shaves 4 seconds off lifetime best

The DCU student produced another excellent run in Rio.

Galway lecturer Clifford battles through the pain barrier to ensure he 'didn't let anyone down'

Eoghan Clifford will wake up one happy, but sore, man today.

Paralympic Breakfast: 1500m final for Greta Streimikyte and the footballers take on Brazil

There’s another busy day ahead for Team Ireland in Rio.

# 2016-paralympics - Friday 9 September, 2016

14-year-old Nicole Turner just misses out on Paralympic medal after smashing personal best

The Laois native just came up short of a podium finish.

Brilliant day for Ireland in Rio capped as Eoghan Clifford claims bronze on the track

The three-time world champion claimed a commanding victory in the bronze medal race.

'It's like a fairytale to keep coming to these major championships and winning gold'

Jason Smyth has got Ireland up and running at the Rio Paralympics.

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