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#paralympics

# paralympics - Sunday 30 August, 2020

The film that will make you fall in love with sport again Essential Viewing This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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'

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 This post contains videos

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

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'

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

‘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 This post contains videos

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

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'

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

# paralympics - Saturday 26 October, 2019

'I do what I have to do' - The ex-footballer who recovered from a leg amputation to run for Ireland

Alex Lee lost his leg in a freak tackle three years ago. He talks to The42 about battling back to represent Ireland at elite level.

# paralympics - Saturday 12 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Extinction Rebellion: Former Irish Paralympian denies charge of gluing himself to plane at London City Airport Court

Extinction Rebellion: Former Irish Paralympian denies charge of gluing himself to plane at London City Airport

James Brown entered a not guilty plea at Westminster Magistrates’ Court

# paralympics - Saturday 27 April, 2019

'All of a sudden you notice you can't see the puck-out' - Tipperary's Peter Ryan on his road to the Paralympics Tipperary Tandem This post contains videos

'All of a sudden you notice you can't see the puck-out' - Tipperary's Peter Ryan on his road to the Paralympics

The former Tipp minor hurler on losing 90% of his vision at 19, his battle with alcohol and becoming a Paralympian.

# paralympics - Friday 19 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Sometimes it just takes a little moment of courage to change your life forever' Opinion

Opinion: 'Sometimes it just takes a little moment of courage to change your life forever'

‘One day I realised I didn’t want to hide my arm anymore. I didn’t want to be ashamed of my body. I wanted to embrace it,’ writes Paralympian Ellen Keane.

# paralympics - Saturday 23 March, 2019

'I said, 'No way, I'll be 42 years of age' and here I am, going to Tokyo - I can't wait'

Still without a National Indoor Velodrome on these shores, Eve McCrystal continues to break boundaries alongside Katie-George Dunlevy.

# paralympics - Saturday 18 August, 2018

'All I want to do is run': Injured McKillop remains an inspiration for Irish sport to draw on

Injury will keep McKillop out of European Championship action next week, but his influence will be a lasting one.

# paralympics - Thursday 16 August, 2018

'If I had achieved what I have but in another sport... I wouldn't have to look at what job I'm going to be doing' Underappreciated This post contains videos

'If I had achieved what I have but in another sport... I wouldn't have to look at what job I'm going to be doing'

Ahead of next week’s European Championships, Jason Smyth discusses the pros and cons of being the fastest Paralympian on the planet.

# paralympics - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

'I wasn't expecting it!' - PB at Europeans and Leaving Cert results on the same day Going Swimmingly This post contains videos

'I wasn't expecting it!' - PB at Europeans and Leaving Cert results on the same day

It was a busy morning for Cork’s Sean O’Riordan.

# paralympics - Saturday 28 July, 2018

'When I was a kid, I never really noticed that I was different' Resilience This post contains videos

'When I was a kid, I never really noticed that I was different'

Growing up with a disability, Ellen Keane felt insecure. Going to college she overcame that insecurity and is now reaching her full potential in the pool.

# paralympics - Sunday 13 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie From Paralympians to mature students - Leaving Cert students come from all walks of life Countdown To Results

From Paralympians to mature students - Leaving Cert students come from all walks of life

TheJournal.ie spoke to four Leaving Cert students in the countdown to the results.

# paralympics - 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 - Thursday 10 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'Breaking my back taught me what was worth fighting for in life' Challenge

'Breaking my back taught me what was worth fighting for in life'

Two of Ireland’s Paralympic athletes on not letting a disability define them and how they got tough in the face of adversity.

# paralympics - Sunday 6 November, 2016

'Since the Paralympics I’m getting to enjoy the things I didn’t get to do when I was training'

It’s onwards and upwards after Rio, but I’m going to enjoy myself first before resuming heavy training, writes medallist Ellen Keane.

# paralympics - 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 - Monday 19 September, 2016

Letter from Rio: Adeus to a memorable Games which will live long for all the right reasons

The curtain was drawn on an unforgettable summer of sport in Rio last night.

# paralympics - 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.

16-year-old Noelle Lenihan battles through injury to win Paralympic bronze

Another stellar day for Ireland in Rio as two medals are added to the total.

# paralympics - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Paralympic cyclist dies after suffering head injuries during today's Road Race RIP

Paralympic cyclist dies after suffering head injuries during today's Road Race

Bahman Golbarnezhad was competing in his second Games.

We've hit 10! Dynamic duo Dunlevy and McCrystal win silver in Paralympic Road Race

Ireland have now won five cycling medals in Rio.

From The Daily Edge This Irish Paralympian's dad was the proudest man in Rio yesterday Proud Dad
From TheJournal.ie Broken your prosthetic leg? Go to the Paralympic 'hospital' Rio

Broken your prosthetic leg? Go to the Paralympic 'hospital'

The firm running the ‘clinic’ shipped 300 plastic feet and tonnes of other hardware to Rio.

# paralympics - 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.

'I really felt I had a medal there': Mechanical failure costs Eoghan Clifford dearly

It wasn’t to be for the 36-year-old today.

Alex Brooker's speech on 'The Last Leg' is 3 minutes of must-see TV Rio 2016 This post contains videos

Alex Brooker's speech on 'The Last Leg' is 3 minutes of must-see TV

Brooker paid tribute to former F1 driver Alex Zanardi, who won Paralympic silver on the anniversary of the horrific accident that saw him lose both legs.

# paralympics - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Niamh McCarthy wins Ireland's second Paralympic medal of the day

She follows Orla Barry in claiming silver at the Olympic Stadium.

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.

Medal alert! Cork's Orla Barry goes one better than London to take home Paralympic silver

A brilliant performance from the 26-year-old.

'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.

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