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#Paralympic Games

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Paralympic Breakfast: Kearney bids for more glory
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Paralympic Breakfast: Kearney bids for more glory

Sep 4th 2012, 7:20 AM 2,678 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.

Paralympics 2012: Golden boy McKillop triumphs in 1500m
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Paralympics 2012: Golden boy McKillop triumphs in 1500m

Sep 3rd 2012, 9:13 PM 6,860 Views 12 Comments

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

So close! Byrne 'delighted' despite medal heartbreak
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So close! Byrne 'delighted' despite medal heartbreak

Sep 3rd 2012, 2:13 PM 3,952 Views 4 Comments

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

Paralympic Village, Day Four: Team Ireland in dreamland
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Paralympic Village, Day Four: Team Ireland in dreamland

Sep 2nd 2012, 10:51 PM 7,205 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Sep 2nd 2012, 7:47 PM 6,458 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
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# More Success

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

Sep 2nd 2012, 5:20 PM 5,351 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Sep 2nd 2012, 8:15 AM 818 Views 0 Comments

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

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

More success for Team Ireland, as Darragh McDonald claims gold

Sep 1st 2012, 8:29 PM 9,162 Views 25 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 1st 2012, 11:49 AM 4,388 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.

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

Paralympic Village, Day Two: Firth and Smyth make history

Aug 31st 2012, 11:04 PM 9,595 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Happy days: Firth claims Ireland’s first Paralympic gold

Aug 31st 2012, 8:13 PM 7,268 Views 20 Comments

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

Paralympic breakfast: 2008 gold medalist Smyth hoping for repeat performance
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Paralympic breakfast: 2008 gold medalist Smyth hoping for repeat performance

Aug 31st 2012, 7:20 AM 3,714 Views 2 Comments

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

Paralympic Village: Day 1, wrap
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# London 2012

Paralympic Village: Day 1, wrap

Aug 30th 2012, 10:35 PM 4,641 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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# Review

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

Aug 30th 2012, 2:23 PM 4,519 Views 3 Comments

Eilish Byrne also put in an encouraging display earlier today.

Meet the 49 athletes representing Ireland at the Paralympics
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Meet the 49 athletes representing Ireland at the Paralympics

Aug 30th 2012, 1:07 PM 2,244 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Aug 30th 2012, 9:30 AM 2,542 Views 4 Comments

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

VIDEO: Meet the footless footballer impressing Barcelona
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VIDEO: Meet the footless footballer impressing Barcelona

Aug 29th 2012, 4:20 PM 1,497 Views 0 Comments

11-year-old Gabriel Muniz from Rio is hopeful football will be a Paralympic sport by the time he grows up.

Stephen Hawking to star in Paralympics opener
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# Ready To Go

Stephen Hawking to star in Paralympics opener

Aug 29th 2012, 2:40 PM 4,465 Views 14 Comments

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

Paralympics: Flame lit at spiritual home of disabled sport
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# London 2012

Paralympics: Flame lit at spiritual home of disabled sport

Aug 28th 2012, 10:22 PM 4,253 Views 9 Comments

The 24-hour countdown to the Games is on after tonight’s event at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

The Evening Fix: Tuesday
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# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Tuesday

Aug 28th 2012, 7:47 PM 6,764 Views 3 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

2012 Paralympics: Pistorius plays down 100m defence prospects
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# London 2012

2012 Paralympics: Pistorius plays down 100m defence prospects

Aug 28th 2012, 5:15 PM 514 Views 2 Comments

The T44 showdown between Pistorius, Jonnie Peacock and Jerome Singleton has been billed as the race of the Paralympics.

London Paralympics set to open this week
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London Paralympics set to open this week

Aug 27th 2012, 4:15 PM 587 Views 0 Comments

As the London Paralympic Games get underway this week, we look ahead to all the action.

VIDEO: Jason Smyth, the fastest Paralympian on the planet
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VIDEO: Jason Smyth, the fastest Paralympian on the planet

Aug 25th 2012, 11:42 AM 1,483 Views 3 Comments

The Derry sprinter tells his inspiring story ahead of next week’s London Games.

Poll: Will you watch the Paralympic games?
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# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch the Paralympic games?

Aug 25th 2012, 10:17 AM 6,727 Views 49 Comments

Team Ireland will be competing in the games but will you be watching them?

Irish adventurer Mark Pollock hopes to defy ‘conventional wisdom’ and walk again
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Irish adventurer Mark Pollock hopes to defy ‘conventional wisdom’ and walk again

Jul 29th 2012, 7:30 AM 6,599 Views 9 Comments

As the countdown to the 2012 Paralympic Games continues, Commonwealth Games medalist Mark Pollock talks about overcoming adversity and always looking to the future.

VIDEO: Channel 4's brilliant Paralympics ad
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# London 2012

VIDEO: Channel 4's brilliant Paralympics ad

Jul 18th 2012, 1:23 PM 1,560 Views 1 Comment

Watch the hard-hitting trailer which features members of Team GB.

Gold run: Irish paralympics team announced for London
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Gold run: Irish paralympics team announced for London

Jun 28th 2012, 3:09 PM 2,048 Views 3 Comments

A 49-strong Irish team was announced for this summer’s London 2012 Paralympic Games, which kicks off 29 August.

7/7 survivor vying for Paralympics spot
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# Courage

7/7 survivor vying for Paralympics spot

Mar 22nd 2012, 1:06 PM 448 Views 1 Comment

Martine Wright lost both legs in the London bombings but has made a remarkable journey to be on the verge of competing at August’s games.

Smyth credits Gay with Olympic improvement
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Smyth credits Gay with Olympic improvement

Oct 18th 2011, 6:44 PM 893 Views 0 Comments

Irish Olympic and Paralympic athlete Jason Smyth has credited the assistance of his winter training partner, sprinter Tyson Gay, with his rapid improvement in recent seasons.

Court rejects British athlete's spiked drink defence
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Court rejects British athlete's spiked drink defence

Mar 2nd 2011, 3:30 PM 332 Views 0 Comments

Court of Arbitration for Sport upholds ban on wheelchair basketball player Simon Gibbs following positive mephedrone test.