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#Paralympics 2016

# paralympics-2016 - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Sports Person of the Year 2016: Why Katie-George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal deserve their nomination
# SPOTY 2016
# SPOTY 2016

Sports Person of the Year 2016: Why Katie-George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal deserve their nomination

Dec 14th 2016, 12:00 PM 2,622 Views 0 Comments

Three years after two strangers took a leap of faith together, they made Irish Paralympic history in September.

# paralympics-2016 - 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.

# paralympics-2016 - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Ireland's Paralympic team - and their 11 medals - return home to a hero's welcome
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

Ireland's Paralympic team - and their 11 medals - return home to a hero's welcome

Sep 21st 2016, 5:32 PM 11,793 Views 6 Comments

Ireland finished 28th on the medal table, two places inside their top-30 target.

# paralympics-2016 - 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.

'I was thinking I have to do this for him because he's not here'
# Rebel Treble
# Rebel Treble

'I was thinking I have to do this for him because he's not here'

Sep 18th 2016, 8:15 AM 11,681 Views 2 Comments

Noelle Lenihan paid tribute to her father after winning Paralympic bronze.

# paralympics-2016 - Saturday 17 September, 2016

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.

# paralympics-2016 - 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.

# paralympics-2016 - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Ellen Keane runs out of steam as four races in 24 hours takes its toll
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

Ellen Keane runs out of steam as four races in 24 hours takes its toll

Sep 15th 2016, 9:45 PM 3,972 Views 1 Comment

Nicole Turner was also in action this evening.

'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.

# paralympics-2016 - 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! 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.

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.

# paralympics-2016 - 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.

Paralympic Breakfast: Turner targets another final while Brannigan to star on the track
# Day Six
# Day Six

Paralympic Breakfast: Turner targets another final while Brannigan to star on the track

Sep 13th 2016, 7:15 AM 1,414 Views 0 Comments

Six Irish athletes are in action in Rio today.

# paralympics-2016 - 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.

Paralympic Breakfast: Mongan hopes to add to Ireland's haul - and here comes the Weirwolf
# Day 5
# Day 5

Paralympic Breakfast: Mongan hopes to add to Ireland's haul - and here comes the Weirwolf

Sep 12th 2016, 6:30 AM 2,439 Views 0 Comments

Eight Irish athletes, and the footballers, will be in action in Rio today.

# paralympics-2016 - 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.

Gold star Michael McKillop blows field away to defend Paralympic title in sensational fashion
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

Gold star Michael McKillop blows field away to defend Paralympic title in sensational fashion

Sep 11th 2016, 4:13 PM 53,248 Views 15 Comments

The Antrim athlete remains untouchable as he stormed to 1500m glory.

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.

# paralympics-2016 - 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.

# paralympics-2016 - Friday 9 September, 2016

'The best moment of my career': James Scully smashes personal best in Paralympic final
# Paralympics
# Paralympics

'The best moment of my career': James Scully smashes personal best in Paralympic final

Sep 9th 2016, 12:30 AM 9,858 Views 1 Comment

The Meath swimmer held his own amongst the world’s best.

# paralympics-2016 - Thursday 8 September, 2016

'I'm not better than anyone else, I've just worked hard and been lucky it has paid off'
# Interview
# Interview

'I'm not better than anyone else, I've just worked hard and been lucky it has paid off'

Sep 8th 2016, 9:15 PM 9,803 Views 5 Comments

Jason Smyth goes in search of a FIFTH Paralympic gold medal tonight.

# paralympics-2016 - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Letter from Rio: Anticipation builds as Paralympic spirit overshadows financial crisis
# Let The Games Begin
# Let The Games Begin

Letter from Rio: Anticipation builds as Paralympic spirit overshadows financial crisis

Sep 7th 2016, 8:15 AM 8,459 Views 9 Comments

Organisers have been forced to overcome considerable obstacles but the Paralympic Games get underway tonight.

# paralympics-2016 - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Watch: 8 of Ireland's leading medal hopefuls at the 2016 Rio Paralympics
# Gold Rush
# Gold Rush

Watch: 8 of Ireland's leading medal hopefuls at the 2016 Rio Paralympics

Sep 6th 2016, 7:00 AM 2,192 Views 1 Comment

Ireland brought home an impressive haul from the London 2012 Paralympics, and are well poised to do so again.

# paralympics-2016 - Monday 5 September, 2016

Smyth's double to Rohan's road triumph: 6 of the best moments from London 2012
# Paralympics
# Paralympics

Smyth's double to Rohan's road triumph: 6 of the best moments from London 2012

Sep 5th 2016, 3:17 PM 1,581 Views 1 Comment

The Rio Games begin on Wednesday.

# paralympics-2016 - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Equestrian, table tennis and football
# Paralympics
# Paralympics

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Equestrian, table tennis and football

Aug 31st 2016, 8:27 PM 2,965 Views 1 Comment

Ireland have qualified for the 7-a-side football tournament for the first time.

Russia to hold alternative event to Paralympics for their banned athletes
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

Russia to hold alternative event to Paralympics for their banned athletes

Aug 31st 2016, 7:25 PM 2,842 Views 4 Comments

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

# paralympics-2016 - Saturday 27 August, 2016

'It goes without saying that going to the gala in Navan that day was the best decision of my life'
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

'It goes without saying that going to the gala in Navan that day was the best decision of my life'

Aug 27th 2016, 7:30 AM 5,066 Views 0 Comments

Swimmer James Scully is preparing for his second Paralympic Games having fallen in love with the sport by chance.

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