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#Paralympic Games

# paralympic-games - Monday 3 September, 2012

So close! Byrne 'delighted' despite medal heartbreak

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

# paralympic-games - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Paralympic Village, Day Four: Team Ireland in dreamland

Meanwhile, there was disappointment for Oscar Pistorius, as he lost out to Brazil’s Alan Oliveira.

Kearney takes silver in Individual Championships, Ireland win bronze in team event

The 23-year-old today recorded a score of 76.700 per cent.

Paralympics Update: Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan secure a silver medal

The Irish cyclists finished with a time of 3.36.360 this afternoon.

Paralympic Breakfast: Ireland’s Firth hoping to continue her success

Yes folks, Saturday’s gold rush DID actually happen.

# paralympic-games - Saturday 1 September, 2012

More success for Team Ireland, as Darragh McDonald claims gold

The Wexford man beat his original PB by seven seconds at the Aquatic Centre this evening.

VIDEO: Relive Jason Smyth’s gold medal win at the 2008 Paralympics Nostalgia This post contains videos

VIDEO: Relive Jason Smyth’s gold medal win at the 2008 Paralympics

Ahead of his big event tonight, here’s a chance to look back on the Irish athlete’s moment of glory in Beijing.

# paralympic-games - Friday 31 August, 2012

Paralympic Village, Day Two: Firth and Smyth make history

It’s undoubtedly been a day to remember for Team Ireland.

Happy days: Firth claims Ireland’s first Paralympic gold

The teenager from Downpatrick won the Women’s 100m Backstroke Final this evening.

Paralympic breakfast: 2008 gold medalist Smyth hoping for repeat performance

From an Irish perspective, there is also much anticipation surrounding the cycling events taking place today.

# paralympic-games - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Paralympic Village: Day 1, wrap

There were mixed fortunes for Team Ireland today, with Ellen Keane among the athletes who impressed.

Paralympics 2012: Brown and Shaw make bronze medal ride off, Keane reaches 100m final

Eilish Byrne also put in an encouraging display earlier today.

Meet the 49 athletes representing Ireland at the Paralympics

Read our short profiles on the men and women competing in London over the next nine days.

Explainer: Here’s everything you need to know about the 2012 Paralympics Fyi

Explainer: Here’s everything you need to know about the 2012 Paralympics

Don’t know much about the upcoming events? Check out our comprehensive guide.

# paralympic-games - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

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VIDEO: Meet the footless footballer impressing Barcelona

11-year-old Gabriel Muniz from Rio is hopeful football will be a Paralympic sport by the time he grows up.

Stephen Hawking to star in Paralympics opener

Other famous faces including Ian McKellen and Queen Elizabeth II will also be involved.

# paralympic-games - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Paralympics: Flame lit at spiritual home of disabled sport

The 24-hour countdown to the Games is on after tonight’s event at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

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The Evening Fix: Tuesday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

2012 Paralympics: Pistorius plays down 100m defence prospects

The T44 showdown between Pistorius, Jonnie Peacock and Jerome Singleton has been billed as the race of the Paralympics.

# paralympic-games - Monday 27 August, 2012

London Paralympics set to open this week

As the London Paralympic Games get underway this week, we look ahead to all the action.

# paralympic-games - Saturday 25 August, 2012

VIDEO: Jason Smyth, the fastest Paralympian on the planet

The Derry sprinter tells his inspiring story ahead of next week’s London Games.

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Poll: Will you watch the Paralympic games?

Team Ireland will be competing in the games but will you be watching them?

# paralympic-games - Sunday 29 July, 2012

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Irish adventurer Mark Pollock hopes to defy ‘conventional wisdom’ and walk again

As the countdown to the 2012 Paralympic Games continues, Commonwealth Games medalist Mark Pollock talks about overcoming adversity and always looking to the future.

# paralympic-games - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

VIDEO: Channel 4's brilliant Paralympics ad

Watch the hard-hitting trailer which features members of Team GB.

# paralympic-games - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Gold run: Irish paralympics team announced for London

A 49-strong Irish team was announced for this summer’s London 2012 Paralympic Games, which kicks off 29 August.

# paralympic-games - Thursday 22 March, 2012

7/7 survivor vying for Paralympics spot

Martine Wright lost both legs in the London bombings but has made a remarkable journey to be on the verge of competing at August’s games.

# paralympic-games - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Smyth credits Gay with Olympic improvement

Irish Olympic and Paralympic athlete Jason Smyth has credited the assistance of his winter training partner, sprinter Tyson Gay, with his rapid improvement in recent seasons.

# paralympic-games - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

Court rejects British athlete's spiked drink defence

Court of Arbitration for Sport upholds ban on wheelchair basketball player Simon Gibbs following positive mephedrone test.