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# Michael McKillop

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Irish Paralympic legend Michael McKillop retires at 31
The Antrim man reflected on a superb career.
'An itch is still there' - Four-time Paralympic gold medalist McKillop not ready to retire yet
Four-time gold Paralympic medalist Michael McKillop hasn’t made any definite decision on his future.
'I left my spikes out on the track and walked away' - Heartbreak for McKillop in 1500m final
Michael McKillop finished eighth in the Paralympic T38 1500m final.
'The one thing I have left to prove to myself is that I can be back on that podium again'
Michael races in the T38 1500m final tomorrow in Tokyo.
'This will be our fourth Games together, it's great' - two of Ireland's top stars set for Tokyo
Jason Smyth on his long-time team-mate, Michael McKillop, and former coach, Stephen Maguire, the new Head of High Performance Coaching with Sport Ireland.
Niamh McCarthy is European Champion as McKillop secures outstanding silver
Niamh McCarthy secured Ireland’s second gold medal at the European Championships in Bydgoszcz.
'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.
Gold! McKillop bags London double as he storms to remarkable ninth World title
The Antrim man stormed to victory in the T37 1500m final at the World Para Athletics Championships this evening.
Watch: Untouchable Smyth and McKillop deliver double gold for Ireland in 10 minutes
It was another memorable night at London’s Olympic Stadium.
Michael McKillop wins 800m heat at World Para Athletics Championships in bizarre circumstances
The race leader dropped out after the first lap after opening a significant lead.
'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.
'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.
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.
Paralympic Breakfast: All eyes on Ireland's Michael McKillop as he aims for 4th gold medal
Meanwhile, Ellen Keane is among the other athletes due to represent Team Ireland today.
'I have to come back from Rio with a gold medal or else everyone will say it's been a failure for me'
Michael McKillop has come through the other side of four difficult years and now he’s ready to defend his Paralympic title this summer.
'I've found myself in dark places at times, trying to live up to people's expectations'
Michael McKillop is the subject of Paralympic Ireland’s ‘More Than Sport’ video series.
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We'll Leave It There So: World Championship gold for Ireland, Sexton's back & all today's sport
Elsewhere, there’s some great news for the Kilkenny hurlers while Louis van Gaal hits back at Paul Scholes.
Ireland's Michael McKillop wins his 7th Paralympic World Championships gold
The Antrim man just keeps winning.
Ireland's McKillop secures double gold at European Championships
The Irish team have now won a total of four gold and one silver at this year’s event.
We'll leave it there so: More track success for Ireland, MDMA and all today's sport
Your latest edition features a generous helping of GAA news, a suggestion of Sexton and a dash of Duff.
Michael McKillop burns off competition to take 800m gold at IPC European Champs
The Antrim man put his foot injury trouble behind him to put in a powerful second lap in Swansea.
Paralympic changes are bad news for Smyth and McKillop
The double champions in London will be unable to defend their 200 and 800 metre titles respectively.
Orla Barry secures silver medal at world championships
Ireland now have five medals in total at the event, following the athlete’s triumph in the F57/58 Discus.
Michael McKillop secures double with 1500m gold at World Championships
The double Paralympic Champion cruised to victory by setting a new championship record.
Here's how Michael McKillop and Jason Smyth won World Championship gold yesterday
The Irish pair were in blistering form in Lyon.
McKillop smashes his own record to claim 800m gold
Antrim’s Paralympic hero dominated the field and beat his own personal best time in Lyon this afternoon.
Here's what Michael McKillop's mother woke up to this morning
After the gold rush: McKillop won’t be defined by London HD glory
With one eye on his three Paralympic medals and six-year unbeaten record, Michael McKillop is plotting his return to able-bodied competition in the new year.
18 people you (probably) hadn’t heard of this time last year
In fact, you might not still know some of them – or at least not know their names.
Katie's golden moment voted highlight of 2012
75% of respondents in Pembroke Communications’ Sports Sentiment Index (SSI) picked Katie Taylor’s Olympic gold as the most iconic moment of 2012.
Just rewards: Rob Heffernan named Athlete of the Year
The athlete has been recognised for his standout performance at the Olympics.
Adjusted for population, Ireland came fourth in the Paralympics
We’ve crunched through the Paralympics medal table to reveal just how well Ireland really did…
Ireland's heroes head for home as Paralympics closes
Team Ireland’s 49 athletes are expected to meet the public in Dublin Airport shortly after 8pm this evening.
President congratulates magnificent McKillop on double gold
“It is heartening to see an athlete so clearly enjoying himself,” President Michael D Higgins said on Tuesday morning.
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.
The Morning Score: Tuesday
Grab a coffee – here’s everything you need to know this morning.
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.