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#paralympics

# paralympics - Saturday 27 April, 2019

From The42 'All of a sudden you notice you can't see the puck-out' - Tipperary's Peter Ryan on his road to the Paralympics Tipperary Tandem This post contains videos

'All of a sudden you notice you can't see the puck-out' - Tipperary's Peter Ryan on his road to the Paralympics

The former Tipp minor hurler on losing 90% of his vision at 19, his battle with alcohol and becoming a Paralympian.

# paralympics - Friday 19 April, 2019

Opinion: 'Sometimes it just takes a little moment of courage to change your life forever'

‘One day I realised I didn’t want to hide my arm anymore. I didn’t want to be ashamed of my body. I wanted to embrace it,’ writes Paralympian Ellen Keane.

# paralympics - Saturday 23 March, 2019

From The42 'I said, 'No way, I'll be 42 years of age' and here I am, going to Tokyo - I can't wait' 2020 Vision

'I said, 'No way, I'll be 42 years of age' and here I am, going to Tokyo - I can't wait'

Still without a National Indoor Velodrome on these shores, Eve McCrystal continues to break boundaries alongside Katie-George Dunlevy.

# paralympics - Saturday 18 August, 2018

From The42 'All I want to do is run': Injured McKillop remains an inspiration for Irish sport to draw on Legacy

'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.

# paralympics - Thursday 16 August, 2018

From The42 'If I had achieved what I have but in another sport... I wouldn't have to look at what job I'm going to be doing' Underappreciated This post contains videos

'If I had achieved what I have but in another sport... I wouldn't have to look at what job I'm going to be doing'

Ahead of next week’s European Championships, Jason Smyth discusses the pros and cons of being the fastest Paralympian on the planet.

# paralympics - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

From The42 'I wasn't expecting it!' - PB at Europeans and Leaving Cert results on the same day Going Swimmingly This post contains videos

'I wasn't expecting it!' - PB at Europeans and Leaving Cert results on the same day

It was a busy morning for Cork’s Sean O’Riordan.

# paralympics - Saturday 28 July, 2018

From The42 'When I was a kid, I never really noticed that I was different' Resilience This post contains videos

'When I was a kid, I never really noticed that I was different'

Growing up with a disability, Ellen Keane felt insecure. Going to college she overcame that insecurity and is now reaching her full potential in the pool.

# paralympics - Sunday 13 August, 2017

From Paralympians to mature students - Leaving Cert students come from all walks of life

TheJournal.ie spoke to four Leaving Cert students in the countdown to the results.

# paralympics - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

From The42 Sports Person of the Year 2016: Why Katie-George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal deserve their nomination SPOTY 2016

Sports Person of the Year 2016: Why Katie-George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal deserve their nomination

Three years after two strangers took a leap of faith together, they made Irish Paralympic history in September.

# paralympics - Thursday 10 November, 2016

'Breaking my back taught me what was worth fighting for in life'

Two of Ireland’s Paralympic athletes on not letting a disability define them and how they got tough in the face of adversity.

# paralympics - Sunday 6 November, 2016

From The42 'Since the Paralympics I’m getting to enjoy the things I didn’t get to do when I was training' Looking Back

'Since the Paralympics I’m getting to enjoy the things I didn’t get to do when I was training'

It’s onwards and upwards after Rio, but I’m going to enjoy myself first before resuming heavy training, writes medallist Ellen Keane.

# paralympics - Saturday 24 September, 2016

From The42 'I don't want to be just known as the athlete who runs around every four years and wins gold medals' Interview

'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.

# paralympics - Monday 19 September, 2016

From The42 Letter from Rio: Adeus to a memorable Games which will live long for all the right reasons Party In Rio

Letter from Rio: Adeus to a memorable Games which will live long for all the right reasons

The curtain was drawn on an unforgettable summer of sport in Rio last night.

# paralympics - Sunday 18 September, 2016

From The42 'If I came to these Games and left without a medal I don't know what would have happened' Keane To Impress

'If I came to these Games and left without a medal I don't know what would have happened'

21-year-old Ellen Keane came of age in Rio, but a Paralympic bronze is only the start.

From The42 'I was thinking I have to do this for him because he's not here' Rebel Treble

'I was thinking I have to do this for him because he's not here'

Noelle Lenihan paid tribute to her father after winning Paralympic bronze.

From The42 16-year-old Noelle Lenihan battles through injury to win Paralympic bronze Teenage Dreams

16-year-old Noelle Lenihan battles through injury to win Paralympic bronze

Another stellar day for Ireland in Rio as two medals are added to the total.

# paralympics - Saturday 17 September, 2016

From The42 Paralympic cyclist dies after suffering head injuries during today's Road Race RIP

Paralympic cyclist dies after suffering head injuries during today's Road Race

Bahman Golbarnezhad was competing in his second Games.

From The42 We've hit 10! Dynamic duo Dunlevy and McCrystal win silver in Paralympic Road Race Medal Alert

We've hit 10! Dynamic duo Dunlevy and McCrystal win silver in Paralympic Road Race

Ireland have now won five cycling medals in Rio.

From The Daily Edge This Irish Paralympian's dad was the proudest man in Rio yesterday Proud Dad
Broken your prosthetic leg? Go to the Paralympic 'hospital' Rio

Broken your prosthetic leg? Go to the Paralympic 'hospital'

The firm running the ‘clinic’ shipped 300 plastic feet and tonnes of other hardware to Rio.

# paralympics - Friday 16 September, 2016

From The42 'Exhausted' Keane finishes with another final as Nicole Turner pulls out on medical advice Rio 2016

'Exhausted' Keane finishes with another final as Nicole Turner pulls out on medical advice

The 21-year-old was happy to finish strongly.

From The42 Rebels Abú! Cork room-mates share Paralympic glory on memorable Rio night Rebels In Rio

Rebels Abú! Cork room-mates share Paralympic glory on memorable Rio night

Niamh McCarthy used Orla Barry’s silver-medal winning performance earlier in the day to spur her on to emulate the feat.

From The42 'I really felt I had a medal there': Mechanical failure costs Eoghan Clifford dearly Chain Pain

'I really felt I had a medal there': Mechanical failure costs Eoghan Clifford dearly

It wasn’t to be for the 36-year-old today.

From The42 Alex Brooker's speech on 'The Last Leg' is 3 minutes of must-see TV Rio 2016 This post contains videos

Alex Brooker's speech on 'The Last Leg' is 3 minutes of must-see TV

Brooker paid tribute to former F1 driver Alex Zanardi, who won Paralympic silver on the anniversary of the horrific accident that saw him lose both legs.

# paralympics - Thursday 15 September, 2016

From The42 Niamh McCarthy wins Ireland's second Paralympic medal of the day Medal Alert

Niamh McCarthy wins Ireland's second Paralympic medal of the day

She follows Orla Barry in claiming silver at the Olympic Stadium.

From The42 Ellen Keane runs out of steam as four races in 24 hours takes its toll Rio 2016

Ellen Keane runs out of steam as four races in 24 hours takes its toll

Nicole Turner was also in action this evening.

From The42 'If what I am is sixth in the world, then how bad is that?': O'Leary proud of Rio journey Rio 2016

'If what I am is sixth in the world, then how bad is that?': O'Leary proud of Rio journey

The Corkman made Paralympic history this week.

From The42 Medal alert! Cork's Orla Barry goes one better than London to take home Paralympic silver Silver Lining

Medal alert! Cork's Orla Barry goes one better than London to take home Paralympic silver

A brilliant performance from the 26-year-old.

From The42 'I rang my wife saying I don't want any more of this but there's no way I wasn't going to do it' Crowning Glory

'I rang my wife saying I don't want any more of this but there's no way I wasn't going to do it'

Eoghan Clifford had been in pain days before his surge to Paralympic glory but he wasn’t going to let anything get in his way.

From The42 A day to remember as Ireland shine in the Rio sun to deliver four glorious medals Wonderful Wednesday

A day to remember as Ireland shine in the Rio sun to deliver four glorious medals

Two gold, one silver and one bronze made Wednesday an unforgettable day at the Paralympic Games.

# paralympics - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

From The42 Ellen Keane produces the performance of her life to win bronze in the pool Rio 2016

Ellen Keane produces the performance of her life to win bronze in the pool

The 21-year-old claims Ireland’s fourth medal of the day.

From The42 Gold rush for Ireland as Dunlevy and McCrystal complete memorable afternoon in Rio Winning Wednesday
From The42 Gold! Sensational Eoghan Clifford battles knee injury to win second Paralympic medal Medal Alert

Gold! Sensational Eoghan Clifford battles knee injury to win second Paralympic medal

The three-time World champion adds the Paralympic crown to his collection.

From The42 Cork's Pat O'Leary makes Paralympic history on the Rio water Rio 2016

Cork's Pat O'Leary makes Paralympic history on the Rio water

The 43-year-old qualified for tomorrow’s KL3 canoe final.

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

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

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

From The42 'Two years ago I was at the darkest point of my life. I didn't want to be alive anymore' Soldiering On

'Two years ago I was at the darkest point of my life. I didn't want to be alive anymore'

Phil Eaglesham contracted Q Fever, a rare and incurable condition that left him using a wheelchair, six years ago. Yesterday he made his Paralympic debut to set an example for his three young boys.

From The42 Paralympic Breakfast: Bronze medallist Clifford back in action as cycling dominates day 7 Day 7

Paralympic Breakfast: Bronze medallist Clifford back in action as cycling dominates day 7

There’s also shooting and swimming on the menu for Irish athletes.

# paralympics - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

From The42 Rising star Turner leads the way on another disappointing day for Ireland in Rio Rio 2016

Rising star Turner leads the way on another disappointing day for Ireland in Rio

The 14-year-old competed in her fourth final tonight.

From The42 Letter from Rio: Record crowds and sporting theatre make Games a memorable experience View From The Games

Letter from Rio: Record crowds and sporting theatre make Games a memorable experience

But we’re desperately hoping Ireland’s athletes can feed off the atmosphere and give us more to shout about over the next week.

From The42 Four Paralympians ran faster times than the Olympic final - but it's not fair to compare Rio 2016 This post contains videos

Four Paralympians ran faster times than the Olympic final - but it's not fair to compare

Abdellatif Baka set a new world record in winning the men’s T13 1500m final.

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