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#Paralympic Games

# paralympic-games - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Paralympic Breakfast: O'Reilly and McCarthy narrowly miss out on medals
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Paralympic Breakfast: O'Reilly and McCarthy narrowly miss out on medals

Sep 1st 2021, 7:24 AM 13,741 Views 1 Comment

Ellen Keane and Róisín Ní Riain will race in the finals of the 200m individual medley and 100m breaststroke later this morning.

# paralympic-games - Saturday 14 August, 2021

Irish Paralympian's wheelchair 'completely broken' while flying to London for Tokyo Games
# Unacceptable
From The42
# Unacceptable

Irish Paralympian's wheelchair 'completely broken' while flying to London for Tokyo Games

Aug 14th 2021, 1:11 PM 57,986 Views 23 Comments

Patrick Flanagan says there was damage to the wheels as a lot of dents and scrapes on the chair.

# paralympic-games - 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
From The42
# 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 4,645 Views 0 Comments

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

# paralympic-games - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

'It's like cramming for an exam by the end of it!' - Six months to go as Team Ireland eye Tokyo 2020
# Countdown Clock
From The42
# Countdown Clock

'It's like cramming for an exam by the end of it!' - Six months to go as Team Ireland eye Tokyo 2020

Feb 25th 2020, 4:15 PM 2,089 Views 0 Comments

The countdown is well and truly on to the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

# paralympic-games - Sunday 13 January, 2019

'I'm really uncomfortable in my own skin, with my disabilities and putting them out there for the world to see'
# Not About The Bike
From The42
# Not About The Bike

'I'm really uncomfortable in my own skin, with my disabilities and putting them out there for the world to see'

Jan 13th 2019, 7:53 PM 13,420 Views 2 Comments

Colin Lynch is a decorated Paralympian but 2018 was a relentless struggle as he faced up to his mental health problems and their origin.

# paralympic-games - Monday 25 December, 2017

'We always look at people with disabilities and think about what they can't do'
# Goldsmyth
From The42
# Goldsmyth

'We always look at people with disabilities and think about what they can't do'

Dec 25th 2017, 11:59 AM 6,539 Views 11 Comments

Jason Smyth on embracing challenges and change as he enters the twilight of his career.

# paralympic-games - Friday 1 September, 2017

Gold for Ireland! Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal record first Para-cycling world title
# World Champions
From The42
# World Champions

Gold for Ireland! Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal record first Para-cycling world title

Sep 1st 2017, 7:44 PM 2,858 Views 2 Comments

The Paralympic Champions won silver in the Road Race in Rio last year, on Friday securing a first ever world title in South Africa.

# paralympic-games - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

‘To see my children’s faces made the sacrifices all worthwhile’
# Joy
From The42
# Joy

‘To see my children’s faces made the sacrifices all worthwhile’

Dec 28th 2016, 5:00 PM 20,273 Views 2 Comments

Eve McCrystal chats to The42 about her momentous year winning gold alongside Katie-George Dunlevy at the Paralympics.

# paralympic-games - Friday 16 September, 2016

Paralympic Breakfast: Cycling medalists back for another shot at glory
# Day 9
From The42
# Day 9

Paralympic Breakfast: Cycling medalists back for another shot at glory

Sep 16th 2016, 8:30 AM 1,295 Views 0 Comments

Eoghan Clifford will be hoping for a third medal at this year’s Games.

# paralympic-games - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Paralympic Breakfast: O'Leary out to medal after making history
# Day 8
From The42
# Day 8

Paralympic Breakfast: O'Leary out to medal after making history

Sep 15th 2016, 7:00 AM 2,024 Views 0 Comments

There’s also Irish involvement in cycling, sailing, swimming and athletics in Rio today.

# paralympic-games - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

'You get me the new leg, I will do the rest': Lynch delivers on his promise in style
# Perfectly Timed
From The42
# Perfectly Timed

'You get me the new leg, I will do the rest': Lynch delivers on his promise in style

Sep 14th 2016, 4:16 PM 3,442 Views 0 Comments

After the heartbreak of London, the 45-year-old timed it right today to claim silver.

Ireland's Colin Lynch storms to Paralympic silver with stunning Time Trial performance
# Medal Alert
From The42
# Medal Alert

Ireland's Colin Lynch storms to Paralympic silver with stunning Time Trial performance

Sep 14th 2016, 12:45 PM 15,390 Views 4 Comments

Team Ireland are now halfway towards their medal target of eight.

# paralympic-games - Thursday 8 September, 2016

A harsh but valuable footballing lesson as Ireland picked apart by gold medal favourites
# Learning Curve
From The42
# Learning Curve

A harsh but valuable footballing lesson as Ireland picked apart by gold medal favourites

Sep 8th 2016, 8:27 PM 9,097 Views 3 Comments

It was a humbling first taste of Paralympic action for Barry Ferguson’s side.

Paralympic Breakfast: Jason Smyth gets his T13 100m defence under way
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Paralympic Breakfast: Jason Smyth gets his T13 100m defence under way

Sep 8th 2016, 8:30 AM 3,755 Views 0 Comments

There are six Irish competitors in action on the opening day in Rio.

'I want three medals around my neck': Ireland's dynamic duo gunning for track glory
# Paralympics
From The42
# Paralympics

'I want three medals around my neck': Ireland's dynamic duo gunning for track glory

Sep 8th 2016, 7:30 AM 1,918 Views 0 Comments

All eyes will be on Rio’s Velodrome over the next few days as Ireland’s cyclists go in search of Paralympic success.

# paralympic-games - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Russia to hold alternative event to Paralympics for their banned athletes
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Russia to hold alternative event to Paralympics for their banned athletes

Aug 31st 2016, 7:25 PM 2,859 Views 4 Comments

They’re hosting a two-day event in Moscow.

# paralympic-games - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Vogue is in hot water after using able-bodied actors for a 'Paralympics' photoshoot
# Paralympics
From The42
# Paralympics

Vogue is in hot water after using able-bodied actors for a 'Paralympics' photoshoot

Aug 27th 2016, 2:33 PM 52,167 Views 50 Comments

The actors were Photoshopped to look like they had disabilities.

# paralympic-games - Friday 26 August, 2016

Vogue is in hot water after using able-bodied actors for a 'Paralympics' photoshoot
# Vogue Brazil
From The Daily Edge
# Vogue Brazil

Vogue is in hot water after using able-bodied actors for a 'Paralympics' photoshoot

Aug 26th 2016, 7:47 AM 6,309 Views 7 Comments

The actors were Photoshopped to look like they had disabilities.

# paralympic-games - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

John Twomey: Ireland's flag bearer will be competing at his 11th (!) Paralympic Games
# Plain Sailing
From The42
# Plain Sailing

John Twomey: Ireland's flag bearer will be competing at his 11th (!) Paralympic Games

Jul 19th 2016, 4:23 PM 10,549 Views 7 Comments

“It’s a memory that I will cherish for the rest of my life.”

# paralympic-games - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

'I have to come back from Rio with a gold medal or else everyone will say it's been a failure for me'
# More Than Sport
From The42
# More Than Sport

'I have to come back from Rio with a gold medal or else everyone will say it's been a failure for me'

Jul 6th 2016, 7:30 AM 7,334 Views 1 Comment

Michael McKillop has come through the other side of four difficult years and now he’s ready to defend his Paralympic title this summer.

# paralympic-games - Monday 13 June, 2016

Double gold medal success for Ireland at European Championships as Cork pair break records
# The Road To Rio
From The42
# The Road To Rio

Double gold medal success for Ireland at European Championships as Cork pair break records

Jun 13th 2016, 8:15 PM 7,040 Views 1 Comment

It’s been a fantastic weekend for the Irish team in Italy.

# paralympic-games - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

'Going to Rio would be an opportunity to say thank you to Ireland for accepting me'
# Inspirational
From The42
# Inspirational

'Going to Rio would be an opportunity to say thank you to Ireland for accepting me'

May 31st 2016, 8:00 AM 7,948 Views 3 Comments

Greta Streimikyte has rarely shared her story. By the end of the summer, you’re likely to know all about it.

# paralympic-games - Friday 25 December, 2015

'It's not beyond anyone' - Kelly Gallagher on why others with disabilities can dream of gold medals
# Gold Standard
From The42
# Gold Standard

'It's not beyond anyone' - Kelly Gallagher on why others with disabilities can dream of gold medals

Dec 25th 2015, 8:00 AM 4,916 Views 1 Comment

The Paralympic gold medallist tells The42 about overcoming obstacles to reach the top of her sport.

# paralympic-games - Saturday 5 December, 2015

'This is an opportunity for someone to wear the green jersey and travel the world'
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

'This is an opportunity for someone to wear the green jersey and travel the world'

Dec 5th 2015, 8:00 AM 6,429 Views 1 Comment

Ireland CP football manager Barry Ferguson is hoping to unearth new talent before the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

# paralympic-games - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Here are our 44 favourite images of the London 2012 Paralympics
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

Here are our 44 favourite images of the London 2012 Paralympics

Dec 30th 2012, 8:30 AM 16,693 Views 9 Comments

The past week and a half in London has been memorable for a number of reasons. Here are some of its defining images.

# paralympic-games - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Olympic connections dominate Queen's list of New Year honours
# Honours List
# Honours List

Olympic connections dominate Queen's list of New Year honours

Dec 29th 2012, 1:06 PM 6,727 Views 19 Comments

Cyclist Bradley Wiggins and sailor Ben Ainslie are knighted, as all 29 British gold medallists from London 2012 receive an honour.

# paralympic-games - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Adjusted for population, Ireland came fourth in the Paralympics
# Top Of The World
From The42
# Top Of The World

Adjusted for population, Ireland came fourth in the Paralympics

Sep 12th 2012, 3:53 PM 7,114 Views 14 Comments

We’ve crunched through the Paralympics medal table to reveal just how well Ireland really did…

# paralympic-games - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Paralympic Village: Team Ireland pack up their medals
# Awesome
From The42
# Awesome

Paralympic Village: Team Ireland pack up their medals

Sep 8th 2012, 10:47 PM 9,333 Views 12 Comments

Plus, Oscar Pistorius waits for the final track event to reassert his dominance.

Paralympics 2012: No medal for McDonald despite PB
# Unlucky
From The42
# Unlucky

Paralympics 2012: No medal for McDonald despite PB

Sep 8th 2012, 9:00 PM 4,768 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, James Scully brought the curtain down on Ireland’s involvement and called it ‘the best experience of his life’.

# paralympic-games - Friday 7 September, 2012

Paralympic Breakfast: Smyth set to chase double double
# Team Ireland
From The42
# Team Ireland

Paralympic Breakfast: Smyth set to chase double double

Sep 7th 2012, 7:20 AM 2,660 Views 4 Comments

We also have news of the other Irish athletes in action as the Games’ end comes into sight.

# paralympic-games - Thursday 6 September, 2012

VIDEO: Peacock takes Pistorius' 100m crown
# Paralympics
From The42
# Paralympics

VIDEO: Peacock takes Pistorius' 100m crown

Sep 6th 2012, 10:30 PM 1,419 Views 1 Comment

The Briton was in imperious 100 metre form tonight.

Paralympic Village: No medals today, but still plenty to shout about
# Lights Out
From The42
# Lights Out

Paralympic Village: No medals today, but still plenty to shout about

Sep 6th 2012, 9:34 PM 685 Views 0 Comments

Day eight of the Games was as absorbing as ever, though it held plenty of disappointment for Irish athletes.

Freney in seventh heaven as sleepy Cowdrey makes it 12 golds
# Paralympics
From The42
# Paralympics

Freney in seventh heaven as sleepy Cowdrey makes it 12 golds

Sep 6th 2012, 7:53 PM 774 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Ireland’s Ellen Keane was in action in he 200m medley final.

Disappointment for Firth as she is forced to pull out of 100m breaststroke
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

Disappointment for Firth as she is forced to pull out of 100m breaststroke

Sep 6th 2012, 10:31 AM 3,263 Views 4 Comments

The 16-year-old was Ireland’s first gold medal winner of the Games, but a recurring shoulder injury has ruled her out.

# paralympic-games - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Mark Rohan secures yet another gold medal for Ireland
# Paralympics
From The42
# Paralympics

Mark Rohan secures yet another gold medal for Ireland

Sep 5th 2012, 5:13 PM 7,500 Views 27 Comments

The 31-year-old won the Men’s Individual H1 Time Trial at Brands Hatch on Wednesday afternoon.

Ireland secure two more bronze medals in cycling
# Double Bronze
From The42
# Double Bronze

Ireland secure two more bronze medals in cycling

Sep 5th 2012, 4:51 PM 2,892 Views 3 Comments

James Brown and Damien Shaw finished third behind only Spain and Italy, while Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan secured their second medals of the Games.

# paralympic-games - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Paralympic Village: Joy for Kearney and Barry on Day Six
# Review
From The42
# Review

Paralympic Village: Joy for Kearney and Barry on Day Six

Sep 4th 2012, 11:35 PM 3,612 Views 4 Comments

It was a historic day in London, with a number of world records being broken.

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

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

Sep 4th 2012, 2:32 PM 2,835 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Poll: Have you been watching the Paralympic Games?

Sep 4th 2012, 11:11 AM 5,716 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
# Golden Mum-ent
From The42
# Golden Mum-ent

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

Sep 4th 2012, 8:02 AM 8,851 Views 11 Comments

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

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