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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

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'

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

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'

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Six Irish athletes are in action in Rio today.

# paralympics-2016 - Monday 12 September, 2016

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

The sprinter progresses as the fastest loser.

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

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

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'

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

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

The Rio Games begin on Wednesday.

# paralympics-2016 - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

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

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

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'

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

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