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In tweets: Ireland's athletes get set for the 2012 Paralympics

They’ve waited four years for this day. With hours to go until tonight’s opening ceremony, here’s how some of Team Ireland are feeling.

FORTY-EIGHT IRISH athletes will follow Cathal Miller and the tricolour into London’s Olympic Stadium for tonight’s Paralympics opening ceremony.

For the next 12 days, the eyes of the sporting world return to London as the world elite of disability sport do battle for gold, silver and bronze.

Here’s how some of the Irish camp are feeling as the countdown reaches its end.

Colin Lynch (Track and Road C2 cycling)

Michael McKillop (800m, 1500m T37 athletics)

Helen Arbuthnot (Mixed Cox Four LTA rowing)

Jason Smyth (100m, 200m T13 athletics)

Anthony Hegarty (3-Person Keelboat Sonar sailing)

Eimear Breathnach (Singles, TT 1-3 Team table tennis)

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