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#Paralympic Games

# paralympic-games - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

'It's like cramming for an exam by the end of it!' - Six months to go as Team Ireland eye Tokyo 2020

The countdown is well and truly on to the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

# paralympic-games - Sunday 13 January, 2019

'I'm really uncomfortable in my own skin, with my disabilities and putting them out there for the world to see'

Colin Lynch is a decorated Paralympian but 2018 was a relentless struggle as he faced up to his mental health problems and their origin.

# paralympic-games - Monday 25 December, 2017

'We always look at people with disabilities and think about what they can't do'

Jason Smyth on embracing challenges and change as he enters the twilight of his career.

# paralympic-games - Friday 1 September, 2017

Gold for Ireland! Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal record first Para-cycling world title

The Paralympic Champions won silver in the Road Race in Rio last year, on Friday securing a first ever world title in South Africa.

# paralympic-games - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

‘To see my children’s faces made the sacrifices all worthwhile’ Joy

‘To see my children’s faces made the sacrifices all worthwhile’

Eve McCrystal chats to The42 about her momentous year winning gold alongside Katie-George Dunlevy at the Paralympics.

# paralympic-games - Friday 16 September, 2016

Paralympic Breakfast: Cycling medalists back for another shot at glory

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

# paralympic-games - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Paralympic Breakfast: O'Leary out to medal after making history

There’s also Irish involvement in cycling, sailing, swimming and athletics in Rio today.

# paralympic-games - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

'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.

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

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

# paralympic-games - Thursday 8 September, 2016

A harsh but valuable footballing lesson as Ireland picked apart by gold medal favourites

It was a humbling first taste of Paralympic action for Barry Ferguson’s side.

Paralympic Breakfast: Jason Smyth gets his T13 100m defence under way

There are six Irish competitors in action on the opening day in Rio.

'I want three medals around my neck': Ireland's dynamic duo gunning for track glory

All eyes will be on Rio’s Velodrome over the next few days as Ireland’s cyclists go in search of Paralympic success.

# paralympic-games - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Russia to hold alternative event to Paralympics for their banned athletes

They’re hosting a two-day event in Moscow.

# paralympic-games - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Vogue is in hot water after using able-bodied actors for a 'Paralympics' photoshoot

The actors were Photoshopped to look like they had disabilities.

# paralympic-games - Friday 26 August, 2016

From The Daily Edge Vogue is in hot water after using able-bodied actors for a 'Paralympics' photoshoot Vogue Brazil

Vogue is in hot water after using able-bodied actors for a 'Paralympics' photoshoot

The actors were Photoshopped to look like they had disabilities.

# paralympic-games - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

John Twomey: Ireland's flag bearer will be competing at his 11th (!) Paralympic Games

“It’s a memory that I will cherish for the rest of my life.”

# paralympic-games - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

'I have to come back from Rio with a gold medal or else everyone will say it's been a failure for me'

Michael McKillop has come through the other side of four difficult years and now he’s ready to defend his Paralympic title this summer.

# paralympic-games - Monday 13 June, 2016

Double gold medal success for Ireland at European Championships as Cork pair break records

It’s been a fantastic weekend for the Irish team in Italy.

# paralympic-games - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

'Going to Rio would be an opportunity to say thank you to Ireland for accepting me'

Greta Streimikyte has rarely shared her story. By the end of the summer, you’re likely to know all about it.

# paralympic-games - Friday 25 December, 2015

'It's not beyond anyone' - Kelly Gallagher on why others with disabilities can dream of gold medals

The Paralympic gold medallist tells The42 about overcoming obstacles to reach the top of her sport.

# paralympic-games - Saturday 5 December, 2015

'This is an opportunity for someone to wear the green jersey and travel the world'

Ireland CP football manager Barry Ferguson is hoping to unearth new talent before the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

# paralympic-games - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Here are our 44 favourite images of the London 2012 Paralympics Looking Back This post contains images

Here are our 44 favourite images of the London 2012 Paralympics

The past week and a half in London has been memorable for a number of reasons. Here are some of its defining images.

# paralympic-games - Saturday 29 December, 2012

From Olympic connections dominate Queen's list of New Year honours Honours List

Olympic connections dominate Queen's list of New Year honours

Cyclist Bradley Wiggins and sailor Ben Ainslie are knighted, as all 29 British gold medallists from London 2012 receive an honour.

# paralympic-games - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Adjusted for population, Ireland came fourth in the Paralympics

We’ve crunched through the Paralympics medal table to reveal just how well Ireland really did…

# paralympic-games - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Paralympic Village: Team Ireland pack up their medals

Plus, Oscar Pistorius waits for the final track event to reassert his dominance.

Paralympics 2012: No medal for McDonald despite PB

Meanwhile, James Scully brought the curtain down on Ireland’s involvement and called it ‘the best experience of his life’.

# paralympic-games - Friday 7 September, 2012

Paralympic Breakfast: Smyth set to chase double double

We also have news of the other Irish athletes in action as the Games’ end comes into sight.

# paralympic-games - Thursday 6 September, 2012

VIDEO: Peacock takes Pistorius' 100m crown Paralympics This post contains videos

VIDEO: Peacock takes Pistorius' 100m crown

The Briton was in imperious 100 metre form tonight.

Paralympic Village: No medals today, but still plenty to shout about

Day eight of the Games was as absorbing as ever, though it held plenty of disappointment for Irish athletes.

Freney in seventh heaven as sleepy Cowdrey makes it 12 golds

Meanwhile, Ireland’s Ellen Keane was in action in he 200m medley final.

Disappointment for Firth as she is forced to pull out of 100m breaststroke

The 16-year-old was Ireland’s first gold medal winner of the Games, but a recurring shoulder injury has ruled her out.

# paralympic-games - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Mark Rohan secures yet another gold medal for Ireland

The 31-year-old won the Men’s Individual H1 Time Trial at Brands Hatch on Wednesday afternoon.

Ireland secure two more bronze medals in cycling

James Brown and Damien Shaw finished third behind only Spain and Italy, while Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan secured their second medals of the Games.

# paralympic-games - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Paralympic Village: Joy for Kearney and Barry on Day Six

It was a historic day in London, with a number of world records being broken.

Paralympics 2012: McDonald into final, Baldwin misses out despite PB

Meanwhile, James Dwyer has placed sixth in the individual freestyle test – grade IV.

From Poll: Have you been watching the Paralympic Games? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you been watching the Paralympic Games?

Ireland are enjoying great success – but many Irish viewers don’t have the TV channels they might need.

Mum's the word: McKillop's Mammy presents medal in 'surprise' ceremony

A games sponsor ensured that Michael McKillop’s second medal presentation became a first for the Paralympic Games.

Paralympic Breakfast: Kearney bids for more glory

The Irish rider is hoping to add to the silver medal she already won, as she competes in Individual Freestyle Test later today.

# paralympic-games - Monday 3 September, 2012

Paralympics 2012: Golden boy McKillop triumphs in 1500m

The Antrim man won Ireland’s eighth medal of the competition in London today.

So close! Byrne 'delighted' despite medal heartbreak

Meanwhile, the sailing event in which Ireland are competing has been delayed.

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