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#London 2012

# london-2012 - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Medal number ten: Orla Barry takes bronze in the discus
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From The42
# Paralympics

Medal number ten: Orla Barry takes bronze in the discus

Sep 4th 2012, 10:46 PM 5,242 Views 6 Comments

The Cork native finished with a score of 28.12 in London this evening.

Cool as you like: Kearney secures bronze medal at Paralympics (updated)
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From The42
# Winning

Cool as you like: Kearney secures bronze medal at Paralympics (updated)

Sep 4th 2012, 8:33 PM 5,410 Views 11 Comments

Team Ireland have now won nine medals in total, following the rider’s success.

Paralympics 2012: McDonald into final, Baldwin misses out despite PB
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From The42
# Update

Paralympics 2012: McDonald into final, Baldwin misses out despite PB

Sep 4th 2012, 2:32 PM 2,806 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, James Dwyer has placed sixth in the individual freestyle test – grade IV.

Poll: Have you been watching the Paralympic Games?
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# Your Say

Poll: Have you been watching the Paralympic Games?

Sep 4th 2012, 11:11 AM 5,683 Views 28 Comments

Ireland are enjoying great success – but many Irish viewers don’t have the TV channels they might need.

Mum's the word: McKillop's Mammy presents medal in 'surprise' ceremony
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From The42
# Golden Mum-ent

Mum's the word: McKillop's Mammy presents medal in 'surprise' ceremony

Sep 4th 2012, 8:02 AM 8,804 Views 11 Comments

A games sponsor ensured that Michael McKillop’s second medal presentation became a first for the Paralympic Games.

Paralympic Breakfast: Kearney bids for more glory
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# Preview

Paralympic Breakfast: Kearney bids for more glory

Sep 4th 2012, 7:20 AM 2,653 Views 3 Comments

The Irish rider is hoping to add to the silver medal she already won, as she competes in Individual Freestyle Test later today.

# london-2012 - Monday 3 September, 2012

Paralympics 2012: Golden boy McKillop triumphs in 1500m
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From The42
# Winning

Paralympics 2012: Golden boy McKillop triumphs in 1500m

Sep 3rd 2012, 9:13 PM 6,840 Views 12 Comments

The Antrim man won Ireland’s eighth medal of the competition in London today.

So close! Byrne 'delighted' despite medal heartbreak
# Agonising
From The42
# Agonising

So close! Byrne 'delighted' despite medal heartbreak

Sep 3rd 2012, 2:13 PM 3,918 Views 4 Comments

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

Top bracket: Smyth happy to be among sprinting elite
# World's Fastest
From The42
# World's Fastest

Top bracket: Smyth happy to be among sprinting elite

Sep 3rd 2012, 11:35 AM 809 Views 1 Comment

Derry’s gold medallist has espoused the advantages of training in the US before defending his 200 metre title this week.

Contrite: Pistorius apologises for ‘timing’ of prosthetic complaint
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From The42
# London 2012

Contrite: Pistorius apologises for ‘timing’ of prosthetic complaint

Sep 3rd 2012, 10:42 AM 1,158 Views 0 Comments

The South African sprinter complained that Alan Oliveira’s legs were ‘unbelievably long’ after the Brazilan beat him in last night’s 200m final.

Paralympic Breakfast: Take two for Michael McKillop
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# Preview

Paralympic Breakfast: Take two for Michael McKillop

Sep 3rd 2012, 7:20 AM 3,784 Views 2 Comments

The Irish gold medalist tonight bids to emulate the success he enjoyed at the weekend.

# london-2012 - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Paralympic Village, Day Four: Team Ireland in dreamland
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Paralympic Village, Day Four: Team Ireland in dreamland

Sep 2nd 2012, 10:51 PM 7,179 Views 6 Comments

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

Paralympics 2012: Organisers defend Games drug-testing policy
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Paralympics 2012: Organisers defend Games drug-testing policy

Sep 2nd 2012, 10:50 PM 8,085 Views 2 Comments

There has been a 25 percent increase on the number of tests conducted in Beijing four years ago.

The Evening Fix: Sunday
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# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Sunday

Sep 2nd 2012, 7:59 PM 10,701 Views 6 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Kearney takes silver in Individual Championships, Ireland win bronze in team event
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From The42
# Winning

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

Sep 2nd 2012, 7:47 PM 6,429 Views 12 Comments

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

Paralympics Update: Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan secure a silver medal
# More Success
From The42
# More Success

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

Sep 2nd 2012, 5:20 PM 5,318 Views 7 Comments

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

Taoiseach congratulates Paralympic athletes on winning gold
# Paralympics
# Paralympics

Taoiseach congratulates Paralympic athletes on winning gold

Sep 2nd 2012, 10:03 AM 4,320 Views 22 Comments

Enda Kenny said the athletes had “done their country, family and Team Ireland proud”.

Paralympic Breakfast: Ireland’s Firth hoping to continue her success
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From The42
# Jump Start

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

Sep 2nd 2012, 8:15 AM 802 Views 0 Comments

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

# london-2012 - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Paralympic Village, Day Three: Gold, gold and more gold.
# Record Breakers
From The42
# Record Breakers

Paralympic Village, Day Three: Gold, gold and more gold.

Sep 1st 2012, 11:25 PM 948 Views 1 Comment

It was a sensational day in London as Ireland found success in the pool and on the track

VIDEO: Jason Smyth takes 100m title in record time
# 10.46
From The42
# 10.46

VIDEO: Jason Smyth takes 100m title in record time

Sep 1st 2012, 10:30 PM 3,367 Views 1 Comment

Blink and you’ll miss him.

Gold rush: McKillop retains Paralympic title with world record in 800m
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Gold rush: McKillop retains Paralympic title with world record in 800m

Sep 1st 2012, 10:20 PM 10,308 Views 31 Comments

The 22-year-old blitzed the opposition to take home Ireland’s fourth gold of the Games.

More success for Team Ireland, as Darragh McDonald claims gold
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From The42
# Paralympics

More success for Team Ireland, as Darragh McDonald claims gold

Sep 1st 2012, 8:29 PM 9,134 Views 25 Comments

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

Paralympics: Disappointment for Irish athletes in field, track
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From The42
# Update

Paralympics: Disappointment for Irish athletes in field, track

Sep 1st 2012, 2:39 PM 1,238 Views 0 Comments

As world records were being smashed, Catherine O’Neill and Cathal Miller had to be content with a place outside the medals.

VIDEO: Relive Jason Smyth’s gold medal win at the 2008 Paralympics
# Nostalgia
From The42
# Nostalgia

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

Sep 1st 2012, 11:49 AM 4,363 Views 7 Comments

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

# london-2012 - Friday 31 August, 2012

Paralympic Village, Day Two: Firth and Smyth make history
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From The42
# Success

Paralympic Village, Day Two: Firth and Smyth make history

Aug 31st 2012, 11:04 PM 9,571 Views 15 Comments

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

Paralympic gold winner Bethany Firth congratulated by ministers
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# Winning

Paralympic gold winner Bethany Firth congratulated by ministers

Aug 31st 2012, 9:57 PM 11,782 Views 31 Comments

Team Ireland’s youngest member claims its first medal of the London Paralympic Games.

Happy days: Firth claims Ireland’s first Paralympic gold
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From The42
# Winning

Happy days: Firth claims Ireland’s first Paralympic gold

Aug 31st 2012, 8:13 PM 7,245 Views 20 Comments

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

The Evening Fix: Friday
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# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Friday

Aug 31st 2012, 7:58 PM 6,262 Views 0 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Paralympic breakfast: 2008 gold medalist Smyth hoping for repeat performance
# Ready To Go
From The42
# Ready To Go

Paralympic breakfast: 2008 gold medalist Smyth hoping for repeat performance

Aug 31st 2012, 7:20 AM 3,686 Views 2 Comments

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

# london-2012 - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Paralympic Village: Day 1, wrap
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From The42
# London 2012

Paralympic Village: Day 1, wrap

Aug 30th 2012, 10:35 PM 4,619 Views 1 Comment

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
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From The42
# Review

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

Aug 30th 2012, 2:23 PM 4,493 Views 3 Comments

Eilish Byrne also put in an encouraging display earlier today.

Meet the 49 athletes representing Ireland at the Paralympics
# Team Ireland
From The42
# Team Ireland

Meet the 49 athletes representing Ireland at the Paralympics

Aug 30th 2012, 1:07 PM 2,144 Views 0 Comments

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

11 incredible images from the Paralympics opening ceremony
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From The Daily Edge
# Paralympics

11 incredible images from the Paralympics opening ceremony

Aug 30th 2012, 10:33 AM 6,871 Views 9 Comments

Fireworks? Check. Flying wheelchairs? Check. Queen Elizabeth II wearing red earplugs? Check.

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

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

Aug 30th 2012, 9:30 AM 2,522 Views 4 Comments

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

Paralympics: Here's who to follow on Twitter
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From The42
# Social Media

Paralympics: Here's who to follow on Twitter

Aug 30th 2012, 8:15 AM 634 Views 0 Comments

We’ve got the Irish athletes who will be tweeting their way through the London Games over the next week and a half.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Campaign for Katie Taylor statue initiated
# Tribute
From The42
# Tribute

Campaign for Katie Taylor statue initiated

Aug 29th 2012, 7:54 PM 3,838 Views 21 Comments

The campaigners are hoping that plans will be put in place for a monument paying tribute to the Bray native.

Stephen Hawking to star in Paralympics opener
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From The42
# Ready To Go

Stephen Hawking to star in Paralympics opener

Aug 29th 2012, 2:40 PM 4,447 Views 14 Comments

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

In tweets: Ireland's athletes get set for the 2012 Paralympics
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From The42
# Paralympics 2012

In tweets: Ireland's athletes get set for the 2012 Paralympics

Aug 29th 2012, 11:35 AM 437 Views 0 Comments

They’ve waited four years for this day. With hours to go until tonight’s opening ceremony, here’s how some of Team Ireland are feeling.

'Inspirational' Paralympics to open in London tonight
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From The42
# Paralympics 2012

'Inspirational' Paralympics to open in London tonight

Aug 29th 2012, 10:33 AM 2,445 Views 4 Comments

Cyclist Cathal Miller will lead the 49 Irish athletes into the Olympic Stadium for tonight’s sold-out opening ceremony.

Ludwig Guttmann: The man who fled Nazi Germany and founded the Paralympics
# The Best Of Men
From The42
# The Best Of Men

Ludwig Guttmann: The man who fled Nazi Germany and founded the Paralympics

Aug 29th 2012, 7:05 AM 3,964 Views 4 Comments

Dubbed the “Poppa of the Games”, Guttman is survived by his daughter Eve who now finds endless pride in her father’s work.