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#paralympics

# paralympics - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 14th 2016, 7:30 AM 1,447 Views 0 Comments

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

# paralympics - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 13th 2016, 10:14 PM 2,916 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 13th 2016, 3:03 PM 7,017 Views 4 Comments

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

Four Paralympians ran faster times than the Olympic final - but it's not fair to compare
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

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

Sep 13th 2016, 12:27 PM 9,732 Views 1 Comment

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

Setting the wheels in motion: Wimbledon champion's tale of triumph over adversity
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# Reid All About It

Setting the wheels in motion: Wimbledon champion's tale of triumph over adversity

Sep 13th 2016, 7:30 AM 1,885 Views 1 Comment

Gordon Reid is hoping to win Paralympic gold this week, but by showcasing his talents he’s transcending the sport of wheelchair tennis.

# paralympics - Monday 12 September, 2016

Ireland's athletes toil under the searing Brazilian sun but swimming star continues to shine
# The Heat Is On
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# The Heat Is On

Ireland's athletes toil under the searing Brazilian sun but swimming star continues to shine

Sep 12th 2016, 11:30 PM 5,997 Views 0 Comments

A disappointing day in Rio.

'Nobody knows but I've had a foot injury for the last 3 months. I couldn't get out of bed in the morning'
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# Magic Michael

'Nobody knows but I've had a foot injury for the last 3 months. I couldn't get out of bed in the morning'

Sep 12th 2016, 7:30 AM 15,167 Views 4 Comments

An emotional Michael McKillop reflects on his fourth Paralympic gold and what it means at the end of a difficult year.

Paralympic Breakfast: Mongan hopes to add to Ireland's haul - and here comes the Weirwolf
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# Day 5

Paralympic Breakfast: Mongan hopes to add to Ireland's haul - and here comes the Weirwolf

Sep 12th 2016, 6:30 AM 2,439 Views 0 Comments

Eight Irish athletes, and the footballers, will be in action in Rio today.

# paralympics - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Irish track duo hit out at lack of velodrome at home after Paralympic heartache
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

Irish track duo hit out at lack of velodrome at home after Paralympic heartache

Sep 11th 2016, 11:20 PM 4,969 Views 3 Comments

Here’s a round-up of the Irish in action on day four of the Games.

From rock bottom to top of the world in five weeks, emotional McKillop seizes his moment
# The Long Road To Glory
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# The Long Road To Glory

From rock bottom to top of the world in five weeks, emotional McKillop seizes his moment

Sep 11th 2016, 7:46 PM 14,252 Views 6 Comments

Michael McKillop used the difficult days as motivation to drive him on to Paralympic glory in Rio earlier.

Gold star Michael McKillop blows field away to defend Paralympic title in sensational fashion
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

Gold star Michael McKillop blows field away to defend Paralympic title in sensational fashion

Sep 11th 2016, 4:13 PM 53,251 Views 15 Comments

The Antrim athlete remains untouchable as he stormed to 1500m glory.

The golden boys: McKillop using Smyth room-mate rivalry to spur him on for Rio defence
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# Golden Boys

The golden boys: McKillop using Smyth room-mate rivalry to spur him on for Rio defence

Sep 11th 2016, 8:00 AM 6,911 Views 0 Comments

The Antrim athlete looks to defend his 1500m title this afternoon.

Ireland no match for rampant hosts as Brazil run riot in Rio
# One Way Traffic
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# One Way Traffic

Ireland no match for rampant hosts as Brazil run riot in Rio

Sep 11th 2016, 12:37 AM 8,077 Views 0 Comments

The 7-a-side CP team were in Paralympic action on Saturday night.

# paralympics - Saturday 10 September, 2016

'My family is more nervous than me, my mum didn't sleep last night'
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

'My family is more nervous than me, my mum didn't sleep last night'

Sep 10th 2016, 10:26 PM 4,170 Views 3 Comments

It’s easy to forget Nicole Turner is just 14 years of age.

A star in the making! 18-year-old Orla Comerford sprints into Rio final
# Teenage Kicks
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# Teenage Kicks

A star in the making! 18-year-old Orla Comerford sprints into Rio final

Sep 10th 2016, 4:38 PM 7,557 Views 2 Comments

The sprinter progresses as the fastest loser.

A performance to be proud of as Greta Streimikyte shaves 4 seconds off lifetime best
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

A performance to be proud of as Greta Streimikyte shaves 4 seconds off lifetime best

Sep 10th 2016, 3:31 PM 4,008 Views 1 Comment

The DCU student produced another excellent run in Rio.

Galway lecturer Clifford battles through the pain barrier to ensure he 'didn't let anyone down'
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

Galway lecturer Clifford battles through the pain barrier to ensure he 'didn't let anyone down'

Sep 10th 2016, 8:30 AM 3,619 Views 0 Comments

Eoghan Clifford will wake up one happy, but sore, man today.

# paralympics - Friday 9 September, 2016

14-year-old Nicole Turner just misses out on Paralympic medal after smashing personal best
# Teen Sensation
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# Teen Sensation

14-year-old Nicole Turner just misses out on Paralympic medal after smashing personal best

Sep 9th 2016, 11:30 PM 6,502 Views 5 Comments

The Laois native just came up short of a podium finish.

Brilliant day for Ireland in Rio capped as Eoghan Clifford claims bronze on the track
# Medal Alert
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# Medal Alert

Brilliant day for Ireland in Rio capped as Eoghan Clifford claims bronze on the track

Sep 9th 2016, 10:59 PM 22,310 Views 19 Comments

The three-time world champion claimed a commanding victory in the bronze medal race.

'It's like a fairytale to keep coming to these major championships and winning gold'
# Fairytale Finish
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# Fairytale Finish

'It's like a fairytale to keep coming to these major championships and winning gold'

Sep 9th 2016, 6:51 PM 9,691 Views 10 Comments

Jason Smyth has got Ireland up and running at the Rio Paralympics.

Sensational Jason Smyth storms to fifth Paralympic gold medal in Rio
# Gold Rush
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# Gold Rush

Sensational Jason Smyth storms to fifth Paralympic gold medal in Rio

Sep 9th 2016, 3:11 PM 68,284 Views 76 Comments

A third straight 100m title for the Irish sprinter.

'The best moment of my career': James Scully smashes personal best in Paralympic final
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# Paralympics

'The best moment of my career': James Scully smashes personal best in Paralympic final

Sep 9th 2016, 12:30 AM 9,876 Views 1 Comment

The Meath swimmer held his own amongst the world’s best.

# paralympics - Thursday 8 September, 2016

Easy as you like! Jason Smyth's bid for a fifth Paralympic gold got off to a flier tonight
# Untouchable
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# Untouchable

Easy as you like! Jason Smyth's bid for a fifth Paralympic gold got off to a flier tonight

Sep 8th 2016, 11:53 PM 6,010 Views 1 Comment

The fastest Paralympian on the planet eased into Friday’s final.

'I'm not better than anyone else, I've just worked hard and been lucky it has paid off'
# Interview
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# Interview

'I'm not better than anyone else, I've just worked hard and been lucky it has paid off'

Sep 8th 2016, 9:15 PM 9,803 Views 5 Comments

Jason Smyth goes in search of a FIFTH Paralympic gold medal tonight.

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

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

Sep 8th 2016, 8:27 PM 9,077 Views 3 Comments

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

Record breaker! Greta Streimikyte storms into Paralympic final with superb run
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

Record breaker! Greta Streimikyte storms into Paralympic final with superb run

Sep 8th 2016, 4:30 PM 6,303 Views 3 Comments

The DCU student was the first Irish athlete in action at the Olympic Stadium.

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

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

Sep 8th 2016, 7:30 AM 1,905 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.

The Rio Paralympics starts today - here's Team Ireland's day-by-day event schedule
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

The Rio Paralympics starts today - here's Team Ireland's day-by-day event schedule

Sep 8th 2016, 7:00 AM 8,999 Views 3 Comments

Strap yourself in for 10 consecutive days of sporting action.

Do more with less: Rio's iconic Maracana delivers another powerful opening ceremony
# Curtain Raiser
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# Curtain Raiser

Do more with less: Rio's iconic Maracana delivers another powerful opening ceremony

Sep 8th 2016, 4:25 AM 7,565 Views 8 Comments

Let the Games begin.

# paralympics - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Letter from Rio: Anticipation builds as Paralympic spirit overshadows financial crisis
# Let The Games Begin
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# Let The Games Begin

Letter from Rio: Anticipation builds as Paralympic spirit overshadows financial crisis

Sep 7th 2016, 8:15 AM 8,464 Views 9 Comments

Organisers have been forced to overcome considerable obstacles but the Paralympic Games get underway tonight.

‘My life didn’t change after London. I had to go back to the real world and I’d no problem with that'
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‘My life didn’t change after London. I had to go back to the real world and I’d no problem with that'

Sep 7th 2016, 7:30 AM 6,008 Views 1 Comment

Four years on from double Paralympic gold, Mark Rohan now leads a very different life as he begins the next chapter in his career.

# paralympics - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Watch: 8 of Ireland's leading medal hopefuls at the 2016 Rio Paralympics
# Gold Rush
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# Gold Rush

Watch: 8 of Ireland's leading medal hopefuls at the 2016 Rio Paralympics

Sep 6th 2016, 7:00 AM 2,194 Views 1 Comment

Ireland brought home an impressive haul from the London 2012 Paralympics, and are well poised to do so again.

# paralympics - Monday 5 September, 2016

Smyth's double to Rohan's road triumph: 6 of the best moments from London 2012
# Paralympics
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# Paralympics

Smyth's double to Rohan's road triumph: 6 of the best moments from London 2012

Sep 5th 2016, 3:17 PM 1,581 Views 1 Comment

The Rio Games begin on Wednesday.

# paralympics - Saturday 3 September, 2016

From Leaving Cert points to Paralympics: teen sprint sensation living the athletics dream
# Teenage Dreams
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# Teenage Dreams

From Leaving Cert points to Paralympics: teen sprint sensation living the athletics dream

Sep 3rd 2016, 10:30 PM 21,712 Views 5 Comments

Dubliner Orla Comerford is preparing to represent Ireland in the Paralympics. This is her story.

# paralympics - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Equestrian, table tennis and football
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# Paralympics

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Equestrian, table tennis and football

Aug 31st 2016, 8:27 PM 2,972 Views 1 Comment

Ireland have qualified for the 7-a-side football tournament for the first time.

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: The cyclists
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# Paralympics

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: The cyclists

Aug 31st 2016, 8:00 AM 3,935 Views 0 Comments

We’ve taken a closer look at Team Ireland ahead of the Games.

# paralympics - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Triathlon and shooting
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# Paralympics

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Triathlon and shooting

Aug 30th 2016, 5:00 PM 4,014 Views 1 Comment

Our athlete-by-athlete guide to the Rio Games continues.

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: The swimmers, including a 14-year-old sensation
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# Paralympics

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: The swimmers, including a 14-year-old sensation

Aug 30th 2016, 8:00 AM 3,986 Views 0 Comments

Our athlete-by-athlete guide to the Rio Games continues.

# paralympics - Monday 29 August, 2016

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Sailing and canoeing
# Paralympics
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# Paralympics

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Sailing and canoeing

Aug 29th 2016, 5:00 PM 2,294 Views 0 Comments

We continue our look at the athletes will be flying the flag in Rio next month.

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: the track and field athletes
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# Paralympics

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: the track and field athletes

Aug 29th 2016, 6:50 AM 3,659 Views 4 Comments

Our athlete-by-athlete guide to the Rio Games begins today.