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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# London 2012

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# paralympics
Medal number ten: Orla Barry takes bronze in the discus
The Cork native finished with a score of 28.12 in London this evening.
# Winning
Cool as you like: Kearney secures bronze medal at Paralympics (updated)
Team Ireland have now won nine medals in total, following the rider’s success.
# Update
Paralympics 2012: McDonald into final, Baldwin misses out despite PB
Meanwhile, James Dwyer has placed sixth in the individual freestyle test – grade IV.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you been watching the Paralympic Games?
Ireland are enjoying great success – but many Irish viewers don’t have the TV channels they might need.
# Golden Mum-ent
Mum's the word: McKillop's Mammy presents medal in 'surprise' ceremony
A games sponsor ensured that Michael McKillop’s second medal presentation became a first for the Paralympic Games.
# Preview
Paralympic Breakfast: Kearney bids for more glory
The Irish rider is hoping to add to the silver medal she already won, as she competes in Individual Freestyle Test later today.
# Winning
Paralympics 2012: Golden boy McKillop triumphs in 1500m
The Antrim man won Ireland’s eighth medal of the competition in London today.
# agonising
So close! Byrne 'delighted' despite medal heartbreak
Meanwhile, the sailing event in which Ireland are competing has been delayed.
# world's fastest
Top bracket: Smyth happy to be among sprinting elite
Derry’s gold medallist has espoused the advantages of training in the US before defending his 200 metre title this week.
# London 2012
Contrite: Pistorius apologises for ‘timing’ of prosthetic complaint
The South African sprinter complained that Alan Oliveira’s legs were ‘unbelievably long’ after the Brazilan beat him in last night’s 200m final.
# Preview
Paralympic Breakfast: Take two for Michael McKillop
The Irish gold medalist tonight bids to emulate the success he enjoyed at the weekend.
# Wrap
Paralympic Village, Day Four: Team Ireland in dreamland
Meanwhile, there was disappointment for Oscar Pistorius, as he lost out to Brazil’s Alan Oliveira.
# Controversy
Paralympics 2012: Organisers defend Games drug-testing policy
There has been a 25 percent increase on the number of tests conducted in Beijing four years ago.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Sunday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Winning
Kearney takes silver in Individual Championships, Ireland win bronze in team event
The 23-year-old today recorded a score of 76.700 per cent.
# more success
Paralympics Update: Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan secure a silver medal
The Irish cyclists finished with a time of 3.36.360 this afternoon.
# paralympics
Taoiseach congratulates Paralympic athletes on winning gold
Enda Kenny said the athletes had “done their country, family and Team Ireland proud”.
# jump start
Paralympic Breakfast: Ireland’s Firth hoping to continue her success
Yes folks, Saturday’s gold rush DID actually happen.
# Record Breakers
Paralympic Village, Day Three: Gold, gold and more gold.
It was a sensational day in London as Ireland found success in the pool and on the track
# 10.46
VIDEO: Jason Smyth takes 100m title in record time
Blink and you’ll miss him.
# London 2012
Gold rush: McKillop retains Paralympic title with world record in 800m
The 22-year-old blitzed the opposition to take home Ireland’s fourth gold of the Games.
# paralympics
More success for Team Ireland, as Darragh McDonald claims gold
The Wexford man beat his original PB by seven seconds at the Aquatic Centre this evening.
# Update
Paralympics: Disappointment for Irish athletes in field, track
As world records were being smashed, Catherine O’Neill and Cathal Miller had to be content with a place outside the medals.
# Nostalgia
VIDEO: Relive Jason Smyth’s gold medal win at the 2008 Paralympics
Ahead of his big event tonight, here’s a chance to look back on the Irish athlete’s moment of glory in Beijing.
# success
Paralympic Village, Day Two: Firth and Smyth make history
It’s undoubtedly been a day to remember for Team Ireland.
# Winning
Paralympic gold winner Bethany Firth congratulated by ministers
Team Ireland’s youngest member claims its first medal of the London Paralympic Games.
# Winning
Happy days: Firth claims Ireland’s first Paralympic gold
The teenager from Downpatrick won the Women’s 100m Backstroke Final this evening.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Friday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Ready to go
Paralympic breakfast: 2008 gold medalist Smyth hoping for repeat performance
From an Irish perspective, there is also much anticipation surrounding the cycling events taking place today.
# London 2012
Paralympic Village: Day 1, wrap
There were mixed fortunes for Team Ireland today, with Ellen Keane among the athletes who impressed.
# Review
Paralympics 2012: Brown and Shaw make bronze medal ride off, Keane reaches 100m final
Eilish Byrne also put in an encouraging display earlier today.
# team ireland
Meet the 49 athletes representing Ireland at the Paralympics
Read our short profiles on the men and women competing in London over the next nine days.
# paralympics
11 incredible images from the Paralympics opening ceremony
Fireworks? Check. Flying wheelchairs? Check. Queen Elizabeth II wearing red earplugs? Check.
# fyi
Explainer: Here’s everything you need to know about the 2012 Paralympics
Don’t know much about the upcoming events? Check out our comprehensive guide.
# Social Media
Paralympics: Here's who to follow on Twitter
We’ve got the Irish athletes who will be tweeting their way through the London Games over the next week and a half.
# Tribute
Campaign for Katie Taylor statue initiated
The campaigners are hoping that plans will be put in place for a monument paying tribute to the Bray native.
# Ready to go
Stephen Hawking to star in Paralympics opener
Other famous faces including Ian McKellen and Queen Elizabeth II will also be involved.
# Paralympics 2012
In tweets: Ireland's athletes get set for the 2012 Paralympics
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.
# Paralympics 2012
'Inspirational' Paralympics to open in London tonight
Cyclist Cathal Miller will lead the 49 Irish athletes into the Olympic Stadium for tonight’s sold-out opening ceremony.
# the best of men
Ludwig Guttmann: The man who fled Nazi Germany and founded the Paralympics
Dubbed the “Poppa of the Games”, Guttman is survived by his daughter Eve who now finds endless pride in her father’s work.