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# paralympics

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'Swimming isn’t going to last forever. I want to excel in my sport' - deferring the Leaving Cert twice for Tokyo
'People assume females are the ones with body image problems. Guys go through the same thing'
The film that will make you fall in love with sport again
'It has brought us closer even though we know each other so well' - The top Ireland duo isolating together
'My family did a drive-by and my Dad rolled down the window to blare out Happy Birthday'
'This year, I took the year out of school to train for Tokyo... I think that will be the case again next year'
'I didn't want people to see me this way. I wanted them to remember the person before'
Tokyo in sight for Timothy after watching Rio Games from hospital
'You go through the suffering of being stared at, looked at, pointed at, but at the end of the day, you’re you'
'When I was developing the umbilical chord wrapped around my elbow, stopping the blood flow and growth'
'I do what I have to do' - The ex-footballer who recovered from a leg amputation to run for Ireland
Extinction Rebellion: Former Irish Paralympian denies charge of gluing himself to plane at London City Airport
'All of a sudden you notice you can't see the puck-out' - Tipperary's Peter Ryan on his road to the Paralympics
Opinion: 'Sometimes it just takes a little moment of courage to change your life forever'
Ellen Keane
'I said, 'No way, I'll be 42 years of age' and here I am, going to Tokyo - I can't wait'
'All I want to do is run': Injured McKillop remains an inspiration for Irish sport to draw on
'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'
'I wasn't expecting it!' - PB at Europeans and Leaving Cert results on the same day
'When I was a kid, I never really noticed that I was different'
From Paralympians to mature students - Leaving Cert students come from all walks of life
Sports Person of the Year 2016: Why Katie-George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal deserve their nomination
'Breaking my back taught me what was worth fighting for in life'
'Since the Paralympics I’m getting to enjoy the things I didn’t get to do when I was training'
'I don't want to be just known as the athlete who runs around every four years and wins gold medals'
Letter from Rio: Adeus to a memorable Games which will live long for all the right reasons
'If I came to these Games and left without a medal I don't know what would have happened'
'I was thinking I have to do this for him because he's not here'
16-year-old Noelle Lenihan battles through injury to win Paralympic bronze
Paralympic cyclist dies after suffering head injuries during today's Road Race
We've hit 10! Dynamic duo Dunlevy and McCrystal win silver in Paralympic Road Race
This Irish Paralympian's dad was the proudest man in Rio yesterday
Broken your prosthetic leg? Go to the Paralympic 'hospital'
'Exhausted' Keane finishes with another final as Nicole Turner pulls out on medical advice
Rebels Abú! Cork room-mates share Paralympic glory on memorable Rio night
'I really felt I had a medal there': Mechanical failure costs Eoghan Clifford dearly
Alex Brooker's speech on 'The Last Leg' is 3 minutes of must-see TV
Niamh McCarthy wins Ireland's second Paralympic medal of the day
Ellen Keane runs out of steam as four races in 24 hours takes its toll
'If what I am is sixth in the world, then how bad is that?': O'Leary proud of Rio journey
Medal alert! Cork's Orla Barry goes one better than London to take home Paralympic silver