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#paralympics

# paralympics - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

'You go through the suffering of being stared at, looked at, pointed at, but at the end of the day, you’re you'
# Journey
From The42
# Journey

'You go through the suffering of being stared at, looked at, pointed at, but at the end of the day, you’re you'

Dec 24th 2019, 7:01 AM 29,426 Views 6 Comments

Nicole Turner on growing up with dwarfism and winning a bronze medal at the World Championships earlier this year.

# paralympics - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

'When I was developing the umbilical chord wrapped around my elbow, stopping the blood flow and growth'
# No Limits
From The42
# No Limits

'When I was developing the umbilical chord wrapped around my elbow, stopping the blood flow and growth'

Nov 6th 2019, 9:30 AM 5,621 Views 0 Comments

Kerry native Jordan Lee is working towards qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

# paralympics - Saturday 26 October, 2019

'I do what I have to do' - The ex-footballer who recovered from a leg amputation to run for Ireland
# Battling Back
From The42
# Battling Back

'I do what I have to do' - The ex-footballer who recovered from a leg amputation to run for Ireland

Oct 26th 2019, 8:00 AM 24,206 Views 6 Comments

Alex Lee lost his leg in a freak tackle three years ago. He talks to The42 about battling back to represent Ireland at elite level.

# paralympics - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Extinction Rebellion: Former Irish Paralympian denies charge of gluing himself to plane at London City Airport
# Court
# Court

Extinction Rebellion: Former Irish Paralympian denies charge of gluing himself to plane at London City Airport

Oct 12th 2019, 11:57 AM 15,164 Views 0 Comments

James Brown entered a not guilty plea at Westminster Magistrates’ Court

# paralympics - Saturday 27 April, 2019

'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
From The42
# Tipperary Tandem

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

Apr 27th 2019, 10:00 AM 25,917 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 19th 2019, 7:00 AM 48,859 Views 13 Comments

‘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

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

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

Mar 23rd 2019, 7:15 AM 13,104 Views 0 Comments

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

# paralympics - Saturday 18 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 18th 2018, 7:45 AM 2,704 Views 1 Comment

Injury will keep McKillop out of European Championship action next week, but his influence will be a lasting one.

# paralympics - Thursday 16 August, 2018

'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
From The42
# Underappreciated

'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'

Aug 16th 2018, 4:52 PM 30,747 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 15th 2018, 1:06 PM 4,361 Views 1 Comment

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

# paralympics - Saturday 28 July, 2018

'When I was a kid, I never really noticed that I was different'
# Resilience
From The42
# Resilience

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

Jul 28th 2018, 9:24 AM 26,392 Views 3 Comments

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
# Countdown To Results
# Countdown To Results

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

Aug 13th 2017, 10:00 PM 17,736 Views 4 Comments

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

# paralympics - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

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

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

Dec 14th 2016, 12:00 PM 2,627 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Challenge
# Challenge

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

Nov 10th 2016, 8:30 AM 9,221 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 6th 2016, 9:45 AM 2,847 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 24th 2016, 8:30 AM 11,123 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 19th 2016, 5:00 PM 9,317 Views 6 Comments

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

# paralympics - Sunday 18 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 18th 2016, 12:59 PM 5,832 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 18th 2016, 8:15 AM 11,682 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 18th 2016, 8:00 AM 28,555 Views 8 Comments

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

# paralympics - Saturday 17 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 17th 2016, 10:18 PM 37,749 Views 14 Comments

Bahman Golbarnezhad was competing in his second Games.

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

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

Sep 17th 2016, 8:07 PM 23,330 Views 12 Comments

Ireland have now won five cycling medals in Rio.

This Irish Paralympian's dad was the proudest man in Rio yesterday
# Proud Dad
From The Daily Edge
# Proud Dad

This Irish Paralympian's dad was the proudest man in Rio yesterday

Sep 17th 2016, 10:50 AM 5,102 Views 0 Comments

Olé olé olé olé.

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

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

Sep 17th 2016, 8:45 AM 10,483 Views 0 Comments

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

# paralympics - Friday 16 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 16th 2016, 11:17 PM 3,771 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 16th 2016, 5:44 PM 3,640 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 16th 2016, 4:30 PM 2,918 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 16th 2016, 1:43 PM 11,583 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 15th 2016, 10:53 PM 11,680 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 15th 2016, 9:45 PM 3,974 Views 1 Comment

Nicole Turner was also in action this evening.

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

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

Sep 15th 2016, 8:50 PM 3,674 Views 3 Comments

The Corkman made Paralympic history this week.

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

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

Sep 15th 2016, 5:10 PM 15,638 Views 7 Comments

A brilliant performance from the 26-year-old.

'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
From The42
# 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'

Sep 15th 2016, 7:52 AM 20,512 Views 4 Comments

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.

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

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

Sep 15th 2016, 7:50 AM 15,166 Views 8 Comments

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

# paralympics - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 14th 2016, 9:40 PM 12,944 Views 7 Comments

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

Gold rush for Ireland as Dunlevy and McCrystal complete memorable afternoon in Rio
# Winning Wednesday
From The42
# Winning Wednesday

Gold rush for Ireland as Dunlevy and McCrystal complete memorable afternoon in Rio

Sep 14th 2016, 7:50 PM 37,977 Views 21 Comments

What a day for Irish cycling.

Gold! Sensational Eoghan Clifford battles knee injury to win second Paralympic medal
# Medal Alert
From The42
# Medal Alert

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

Sep 14th 2016, 7:20 PM 37,903 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 14th 2016, 6:48 PM 6,697 Views 3 Comments

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

'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 3,422 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 14th 2016, 12:01 PM 29,558 Views 7 Comments

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.