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# paralympics - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

'My lane has been given to lessons at times when I go training' - Paralympic champion Keane
# Speaking Up
# Speaking Up

'My lane has been given to lessons at times when I go training' - Paralympic champion Keane

Sep 15th 2021, 6:17 PM 30,763 Views 5 Comments

Ellen Keane says that access is often a problem for her compared with Olympic athletes.

# paralympics - Friday 10 September, 2021

'An itch is still there' - Four-time Paralympic gold medalist McKillop not ready to retire yet
# Interview
# Interview

'An itch is still there' - Four-time Paralympic gold medalist McKillop not ready to retire yet

Sep 10th 2021, 6:30 AM 1,812 Views 0 Comments

Four-time gold Paralympic medalist Michael McKillop hasn’t made any definite decision on his future.

# paralympics - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary narrowly misses out on medal in blanket finish
# So Close
# So Close

Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary narrowly misses out on medal in blanket finish

Sep 4th 2021, 7:31 AM 13,208 Views 3 Comments

O’Leary finished 5th in the VL3 Va’a final in a time of 52.910.

# paralympics - Friday 3 September, 2021

'The one thing I have left to prove to myself is that I can be back on that podium again'
# Michael McKillop
# Michael McKillop

'The one thing I have left to prove to myself is that I can be back on that podium again'

Sep 3rd 2021, 6:00 AM 2,396 Views 2 Comments

Michael races in the T38 1500m final tomorrow in Tokyo.

# paralympics - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary paddles on as Patrick Flanagan takes the stage
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary paddles on as Patrick Flanagan takes the stage

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:41 AM 9,513 Views 0 Comments

Cork paddler O’Leary made it to two semi-finals.

# paralympics - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

'I feel there is potential for me to run faster' - Smyth not ruling out return for Paris 2024
# More In The Tank
# More In The Tank

'I feel there is potential for me to run faster' - Smyth not ruling out return for Paris 2024

Aug 31st 2021, 7:42 PM 3,168 Views 2 Comments

The 34-year-old could be tempted to compete at a fifth Paralympic Games.

'I don’t think it should be put up on any other pedestal. It’s just sport'
# Paralympics
# Paralympics

'I don’t think it should be put up on any other pedestal. It’s just sport'

Aug 31st 2021, 4:22 PM 3,169 Views 0 Comments

Pat O’Leary will represent Ireland in the Paralympics KL3 and VL3 canoeing events on 2 September.

Superb Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal storm to time trial gold
# Gold Rush
# Gold Rush

Superb Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal storm to time trial gold

Aug 31st 2021, 7:44 AM 38,688 Views 22 Comments

The Irish tandem pair put in a stunning display beneath Mount Fuji.

Paralympic Breakfast: hand-cyclist Gary O'Reilly clinches bronze for Team Ireland
# Life Of Reilly
# Life Of Reilly

Paralympic Breakfast: hand-cyclist Gary O'Reilly clinches bronze for Team Ireland

Aug 31st 2021, 7:19 AM 13,510 Views 6 Comments

The Portlaoise man came home third at the Fuji International Speedway.

# paralympics - Monday 30 August, 2021

'The best day of my life' - Nicole Turner jubilant after Paralympics success
# Take A Bow
# Take A Bow

'The best day of my life' - Nicole Turner jubilant after Paralympics success

Aug 30th 2021, 11:21 AM 12,302 Views 7 Comments

The Portarlington swimmer won silver with a time of 36.30 seconds in Tokyo.

Paralympic Breakfast: Three Team Ireland swimmers reach finals as archer Kerrie Leonard bows out
# Update
# Update

Paralympic Breakfast: Three Team Ireland swimmers reach finals as archer Kerrie Leonard bows out

Aug 30th 2021, 7:27 AM 10,141 Views 2 Comments

Barry McClements, Nicole Turner and Róisín Ní Ríain all advanced from their heats in Tokyo today.

# paralympics - Friday 27 August, 2021

Róisin Ní Riain claims another PB to finish fifth in 400m freestyle final
# Next Gen
# Next Gen

Róisin Ní Riain claims another PB to finish fifth in 400m freestyle final

Aug 27th 2021, 12:39 PM 1,559 Views 3 Comments

The Limerick teenager is having a memorable week in Tokyo.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# On The Box
# On The Box

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

Updated Aug 27th 2021, 12:04 PM 27,769 Views 3 Comments

Here’s all the information you need to plan your weekend.

# paralympics - Thursday 26 August, 2021

'I just knew I was capable of doing something great' - Ellen Keane's nerveless gold medal performance in Tokyo
# Golden Girl
# Golden Girl

'I just knew I was capable of doing something great' - Ellen Keane's nerveless gold medal performance in Tokyo

Aug 26th 2021, 4:00 PM 24,636 Views 12 Comments

The Clontarf swimmer clinched Ireland’s first medal of the Paralympic Games earlier.

Ellen Keane storms to gold to seal Ireland's first medal of Paralympic Games
# Golden Girl
# Golden Girl

Ellen Keane storms to gold to seal Ireland's first medal of Paralympic Games

Aug 26th 2021, 11:55 AM 42,792 Views 33 Comments

The Dubliner came home in a time of 1.19.93.

Paralympic Breakfast: Plenty of PBs as Keane and Ní Riain reach finals in the pool
# Strong Start
# Strong Start

Paralympic Breakfast: Plenty of PBs as Keane and Ní Riain reach finals in the pool

Aug 26th 2021, 7:53 AM 10,608 Views 2 Comments

All four Irish athletes competing in this morning’s early events clocked new personal best times.

# paralympics - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

Promising start as Nicole Turner seals personal best time in 50m Freestyle final
# Team Ireland
# Team Ireland

Promising start as Nicole Turner seals personal best time in 50m Freestyle final

Aug 25th 2021, 11:20 AM 1,628 Views 0 Comments

“It gets serious from here on,” said Turner, who has preferred events to come later this week.

Paralympic Breakfast: Great morning in the pool for Ireland with Turner and Ní Riain into finals
# Day 1
# Day 1

Paralympic Breakfast: Great morning in the pool for Ireland with Turner and Ní Riain into finals

Aug 25th 2021, 7:22 AM 13,651 Views 1 Comment

Three Irish swimmers registered personal bests, while Colin Judge suffered defeat to China’s Zhao Ping.

# paralympics - Monday 23 August, 2021

Paralympic debutants Lee and Arendse to carry Irish flag at Tokyo opening ceremony
# Honour
# Honour

Paralympic debutants Lee and Arendse to carry Irish flag at Tokyo opening ceremony

Aug 23rd 2021, 7:57 PM 1,812 Views 0 Comments

4,521 athletes from 168 countries will compete across 22 sports over the next two weeks.

Tokyo Paralympics: 5 Irish athletes to watch
# Ready To Go
# Ready To Go

Tokyo Paralympics: 5 Irish athletes to watch

Aug 23rd 2021, 4:20 PM 15,483 Views 3 Comments

A handy guide to a selection of Team Ireland’s star athletes.

# paralympics - Friday 20 August, 2021

Paralympic flame arrives in Tokyo as virus surges days before opening
# Fire Up
# Fire Up

Paralympic flame arrives in Tokyo as virus surges days before opening

Aug 20th 2021, 11:05 AM 1,734 Views 0 Comments

Organisers urged participants to follow virus rules with increased vigilance.

# paralympics - Thursday 19 August, 2021

First virus case reported in Paralympic Village
# Japan
# Japan

First virus case reported in Paralympic Village

Aug 19th 2021, 8:12 AM 1,938 Views 0 Comments

The case involves a Games-related member of staff who is not resident in Japan.

# paralympics - Monday 16 August, 2021

Afghan turmoil leaves Paralympic athletes unable to compete
# Trapped
# Trapped

Afghan turmoil leaves Paralympic athletes unable to compete

Aug 16th 2021, 1:53 PM 3,086 Views 0 Comments

Taekwondo athletes Zakia Khudadadi and Hossain Rasouli are currently unable to leave their country.

# paralympics - Thursday 12 August, 2021

Paralympic sport must make classification system clearer for growing audience - Johnson
# Understanding
# Understanding

Paralympic sport must make classification system clearer for growing audience - Johnson

Aug 12th 2021, 7:49 AM 6,059 Views 1 Comment

The four-time Olympic champion is an avid supporter of the Paralympic movement.

# paralympics - Monday 5 July, 2021

'If it was any other sport, you’d be shouting, singing, and dancing about it constantly. But it's Para sport'
# Goldsmyth
# Goldsmyth

'If it was any other sport, you’d be shouting, singing, and dancing about it constantly. But it's Para sport'

Jul 5th 2021, 6:17 PM 5,464 Views 0 Comments

The fastest Paralympian on the planet, Jason Smyth isn’t thinking about anything but gold at Tokyo 2020.

# paralympics - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Kilkenny’s Mary Fitzgerald wins European bronze with best display to date
# Podium Place
# Podium Place

Kilkenny’s Mary Fitzgerald wins European bronze with best display to date

Jun 2nd 2021, 2:08 PM 3,316 Views 0 Comments

Fitzgerald fired an excellent effort of 7.35m in her final throw to clinch third place.

# paralympics - Friday 28 May, 2021

Irish Para high jumper Jordan Lee on clearing the obstacles of the past year
# High Hopes
# High Hopes

Irish Para high jumper Jordan Lee on clearing the obstacles of the past year

May 28th 2021, 11:56 AM 1,555 Views 1 Comment

The Kerry native competes in the World Para Athletics European Championships next week.

# paralympics - Sunday 25 April, 2021

'People probably look at it that it's about participation more than elite sport, but it's definitely not the case'
# Paralympic Flame
# Paralympic Flame

'People probably look at it that it's about participation more than elite sport, but it's definitely not the case'

Apr 25th 2021, 7:30 AM 3,984 Views 0 Comments

Kildare wheelchair racer Patrick Monahan on the Paralympics, his experience through the pandemic, and starting his impossible.

# paralympics - Saturday 27 March, 2021

'It made me realise that for all those things I couldn't do, there was a lot that I could do'
# No Limits
# No Limits

'It made me realise that for all those things I couldn't do, there was a lot that I could do'

Mar 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 6,114 Views 2 Comments

Colin Judge is on the cusp of qualifying for the Paralympic Games, having overcome many setbacks and much adversity along the way.

# paralympics - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

'We all dream of medals' - from Mizen to Malin charity cycle to the verge of Tokyo qualification
# The Next Level
# The Next Level

'We all dream of medals' - from Mizen to Malin charity cycle to the verge of Tokyo qualification

Mar 23rd 2021, 3:00 PM 3,136 Views 0 Comments

Irish Paralympic hopeful Martin Gordon has come a long way over the past few years – and is determined to reach the pinnacle.

# paralympics - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

'Swimming isn’t going to last forever. I want to excel in my sport' - deferring the Leaving Cert twice for Tokyo
# Turner's Cross
# Turner's Cross

'Swimming isn’t going to last forever. I want to excel in my sport' - deferring the Leaving Cert twice for Tokyo

Mar 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 14,237 Views 4 Comments

18-year-old Nicole Turner is targeting the podium at this summer’s Paralympic Games.

# paralympics - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

'People assume females are the ones with body image problems. Guys go through the same thing'
# Good Talks
# Good Talks

'People assume females are the ones with body image problems. Guys go through the same thing'

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 8:05 PM 27,437 Views 1 Comment

Ellen Keane featured in an interesting discussion about the issue last month.

# paralympics - Sunday 30 August, 2020

The film that will make you fall in love with sport again
# Essential Viewing
# Essential Viewing

The film that will make you fall in love with sport again

Aug 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 8,563 Views 1 Comment

The42 chats to directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui about ‘Rising Phoenix’.

# paralympics - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

'It has brought us closer even though we know each other so well' - The top Ireland duo isolating together
# Room For Two
# Room For Two

'It has brought us closer even though we know each other so well' - The top Ireland duo isolating together

Apr 29th 2020, 9:37 AM 7,212 Views 0 Comments

ParaCycling greats Eve McCrystal and Katie-George Dunlevy are enjoying living and training together.

# paralympics - Thursday 16 April, 2020

'My family did a drive-by and my Dad rolled down the window to blare out Happy Birthday'
# Something In The Water
# Something In The Water

'My family did a drive-by and my Dad rolled down the window to blare out Happy Birthday'

Apr 16th 2020, 6:28 PM 9,534 Views 0 Comments

Ellen Keane is adjusting to life without the Paralympics to look forward to in 2020.

# paralympics - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

'This year, I took the year out of school to train for Tokyo... I think that will be the case again next year'
# Best Laid Plans
# Best Laid Plans

'This year, I took the year out of school to train for Tokyo... I think that will be the case again next year'

Apr 7th 2020, 10:19 PM 4,597 Views 0 Comments

Irish Para swimmer Nicole Turner on life in lockdown, plans after deferring her Leaving Cert and fundraising for an important cause.

# paralympics - Sunday 1 March, 2020

'I didn't want people to see me this way. I wanted them to remember the person before'
# Lifechanging
# Lifechanging

'I didn't want people to see me this way. I wanted them to remember the person before'

Mar 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 36,635 Views 7 Comments

Irish wheelchair racer, Paralympian and 2020 hopeful Patrick Monahan shares his story.

# paralympics - Sunday 26 January, 2020

Tokyo in sight for Timothy after watching Rio Games from hospital
# Relentless Pursuit
# Relentless Pursuit

Tokyo in sight for Timothy after watching Rio Games from hospital

Jan 26th 2020, 10:00 AM 13,578 Views 0 Comments

‘I didn’t just want to cycle around the place, I wanted to race.’

# paralympics - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

'You go through the suffering of being stared at, looked at, pointed at, but at the end of the day, you’re you'
# Journey
# Journey

'You go through the suffering of being stared at, looked at, pointed at, but at the end of the day, you’re you'

Dec 24th 2019, 7:01 AM 29,376 Views 6 Comments

Nicole Turner on growing up with dwarfism and winning a bronze medal at the World Championships earlier this year.

# paralympics - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

'When I was developing the umbilical chord wrapped around my elbow, stopping the blood flow and growth'
# No Limits
# No Limits

'When I was developing the umbilical chord wrapped around my elbow, stopping the blood flow and growth'

Nov 6th 2019, 9:30 AM 5,606 Views 0 Comments

Kerry native Jordan Lee is working towards qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

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