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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
# RTÉ SPOTY
# RTÉ SPOTY

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

Dec 16th 2016, 6:00 PM 1,555 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

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

Sep 27th 2016, 1:34 PM 3,123 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Interview
# Interview

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

Sep 24th 2016, 8:30 AM 11,120 Views 3 Comments

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
# Party In Rio
# Party In Rio

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

Sep 19th 2016, 5:00 PM 9,315 Views 6 Comments

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'
# Keane To Impress
# Keane To Impress

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

Sep 18th 2016, 12:59 PM 5,830 Views 0 Comments

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
# RIP

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

Sep 17th 2016, 10:18 PM 37,746 Views 14 Comments

Bahman Golbarnezhad was competing in his second Games.

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

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

Sep 17th 2016, 8:07 PM 23,328 Views 12 Comments

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
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

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

Sep 16th 2016, 11:17 PM 3,770 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 16th 2016, 5:44 PM 3,638 Views 0 Comments

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
# Chain Pain
# Chain Pain

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

Sep 16th 2016, 4:30 PM 2,916 Views 0 Comments

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

Paralympic Breakfast: Cycling medalists back for another shot at glory
# Day 9
# Day 9

Paralympic Breakfast: Cycling medalists back for another shot at glory

Sep 16th 2016, 8:30 AM 1,279 Views 0 Comments

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
# Medal Alert
# Medal Alert

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

Sep 15th 2016, 10:53 PM 11,668 Views 8 Comments

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
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

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

Sep 15th 2016, 8:50 PM 3,671 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Crowning Glory
# Crowning Glory

'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'

Sep 15th 2016, 7:52 AM 20,508 Views 4 Comments

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
# Wonderful Wednesday
# Wonderful Wednesday

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

Sep 15th 2016, 7:50 AM 15,163 Views 8 Comments

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
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

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

Sep 14th 2016, 9:40 PM 12,938 Views 7 Comments

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

Gold rush for Ireland as Dunlevy and McCrystal complete memorable afternoon in Rio
# Winning Wednesday
# Winning Wednesday

Gold rush for Ireland as Dunlevy and McCrystal complete memorable afternoon in Rio

Sep 14th 2016, 7:50 PM 37,977 Views 21 Comments

What a day for Irish cycling.

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

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

Sep 14th 2016, 7:20 PM 37,902 Views 12 Comments

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

Cork's Pat O'Leary makes Paralympic history on the Rio water
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

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

Sep 14th 2016, 6:48 PM 6,691 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 14th 2016, 12:45 PM 15,360 Views 4 Comments

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'
# Soldiering On
# Soldiering On

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

Sep 14th 2016, 12:01 PM 29,553 Views 7 Comments

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
# Day 7
# Day 7

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

Sep 14th 2016, 7:30 AM 1,445 Views 0 Comments

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
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

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

Sep 13th 2016, 10:14 PM 2,916 Views 3 Comments

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

Letter from Rio: Record crowds and sporting theatre make Games a memorable experience
# View From The Games
# View From The Games

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

Sep 13th 2016, 3:03 PM 7,015 Views 4 Comments

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
# Reid All About It
# Reid All About It

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

Sep 13th 2016, 7:30 AM 1,880 Views 1 Comment

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

Ireland's athletes toil under the searing Brazilian sun but swimming star continues to shine
# The Heat Is On
# The Heat Is On

Ireland's athletes toil under the searing Brazilian sun but swimming star continues to shine

Sep 12th 2016, 11:30 PM 5,992 Views 0 Comments

A disappointing day in Rio.

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

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

Sep 12th 2016, 10:52 PM 6,810 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Magic Michael
# Magic Michael

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

Sep 12th 2016, 7:30 AM 15,164 Views 4 Comments

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
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

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

Sep 11th 2016, 11:20 PM 4,967 Views 3 Comments

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
# The Long Road To Glory
# The Long Road To Glory

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

Sep 11th 2016, 7:46 PM 14,249 Views 6 Comments

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
# Golden Boys
# Golden Boys

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

Sep 11th 2016, 8:00 AM 6,909 Views 0 Comments

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

Ireland no match for rampant hosts as Brazil run riot in Rio
# One Way Traffic
# One Way Traffic

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

Sep 11th 2016, 12:37 AM 8,074 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

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

Sep 10th 2016, 10:26 PM 4,168 Views 3 Comments

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
# Teenage Kicks
# Teenage Kicks

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

Sep 10th 2016, 4:38 PM 7,553 Views 2 Comments

The sprinter progresses as the fastest loser.

A performance to be proud of as Greta Streimikyte shaves 4 seconds off lifetime best
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

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

Sep 10th 2016, 3:31 PM 4,004 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

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

Sep 10th 2016, 8:30 AM 3,615 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 10th 2016, 8:00 AM 1,665 Views 0 Comments

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
# Teen Sensation
# Teen Sensation

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

Sep 9th 2016, 11:30 PM 6,499 Views 5 Comments

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
# Medal Alert
# Medal Alert

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

Sep 9th 2016, 10:59 PM 22,308 Views 19 Comments

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'
# Fairytale Finish
# Fairytale Finish

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

Sep 9th 2016, 6:51 PM 9,687 Views 10 Comments

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

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