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# london-2012 - Sunday 2 September, 2012

From The42 Kearney takes silver in Individual Championships, Ireland win bronze in team event Winning

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

The 23-year-old today recorded a score of 76.700 per cent.

From The42 Paralympics Update: Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan secure a silver medal More Success

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

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

Taoiseach congratulates Paralympic athletes on winning gold

Enda Kenny said the athletes had “done their country, family and Team Ireland proud”.

From The42 Paralympic Breakfast: Ireland’s Firth hoping to continue her success Jump Start

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

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

# london-2012 - Saturday 1 September, 2012

From The42 Paralympic Village, Day Three: Gold, gold and more gold. Record Breakers

Paralympic Village, Day Three: Gold, gold and more gold.

It was a sensational day in London as Ireland found success in the pool and on the track

From The42 VIDEO: Jason Smyth takes 100m title in record time 10.46 This post contains videos

VIDEO: Jason Smyth takes 100m title in record time

Blink and you’ll miss him.

From The42 Gold rush: McKillop retains Paralympic title with world record in 800m London 2012

Gold rush: McKillop retains Paralympic title with world record in 800m

The 22-year-old blitzed the opposition to take home Ireland’s fourth gold of the Games.

From The42 More success for Team Ireland, as Darragh McDonald claims gold Paralympics

More success for Team Ireland, as Darragh McDonald claims gold

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

From The42 Paralympics: Disappointment for Irish athletes in field, track Update

Paralympics: Disappointment for Irish athletes in field, track

As world records were being smashed, Catherine O’Neill and Cathal Miller had to be content with a place outside the medals.

From The42 VIDEO: Relive Jason Smyth’s gold medal win at the 2008 Paralympics Nostalgia This post contains videos

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

Ahead of his big event tonight, here’s a chance to look back on the Irish athlete’s moment of glory in Beijing.

# london-2012 - Friday 31 August, 2012

From The42 Paralympic Village, Day Two: Firth and Smyth make history Success

Paralympic Village, Day Two: Firth and Smyth make history

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

Paralympic gold winner Bethany Firth congratulated by ministers

Team Ireland’s youngest member claims its first medal of the London Paralympic Games.

From The42 Happy days: Firth claims Ireland’s first Paralympic gold Winning

Happy days: Firth claims Ireland’s first Paralympic gold

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

The Evening Fix: Friday Need To Know This post contains videos This post contains images

The Evening Fix: Friday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

From The42 Paralympic breakfast: 2008 gold medalist Smyth hoping for repeat performance Ready To Go

Paralympic breakfast: 2008 gold medalist Smyth hoping for repeat performance

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

# london-2012 - Thursday 30 August, 2012

From The42 Paralympic Village: Day 1, wrap London 2012

Paralympic Village: Day 1, wrap

There were mixed fortunes for Team Ireland today, with Ellen Keane among the athletes who impressed.

From The42 Paralympics 2012: Brown and Shaw make bronze medal ride off, Keane reaches 100m final Review

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

Eilish Byrne also put in an encouraging display earlier today.

From The42 Meet the 49 athletes representing Ireland at the Paralympics Team Ireland

Meet the 49 athletes representing Ireland at the Paralympics

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

From The Daily Edge 11 incredible images from the Paralympics opening ceremony Paralympics

11 incredible images from the Paralympics opening ceremony

Fireworks? Check. Flying wheelchairs? Check. Queen Elizabeth II wearing red earplugs? Check.

From The42 Explainer: Here’s everything you need to know about the 2012 Paralympics Fyi

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

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

From The42 Paralympics: Here’s who to follow on Twitter Social Media

Paralympics: Here’s who to follow on Twitter

We’ve got the Irish athletes who will be tweeting their way through the London Games over the next week and a half.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

From The42 Campaign for Katie Taylor statue initiated Tribute

Campaign for Katie Taylor statue initiated

The campaigners are hoping that plans will be put in place for a monument paying tribute to the Bray native.

From The42 Stephen Hawking to star in Paralympics opener Ready To Go

Stephen Hawking to star in Paralympics opener

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

From The42 In tweets: Ireland’s athletes get set for the 2012 Paralympics Paralympics 2012

In tweets: Ireland’s athletes get set for the 2012 Paralympics

They’ve waited four years for this day. With hours to go until tonight’s opening ceremony, here’s how some of Team Ireland are feeling.

From The42 ‘Inspirational’ Paralympics to open in London tonight Paralympics 2012

‘Inspirational’ Paralympics to open in London tonight

Cyclist Cathal Miller will lead the 49 Irish athletes into the Olympic Stadium for tonight’s sold-out opening ceremony.

From The42 Ludwig Guttmann: The man who fled Nazi Germany and founded the Paralympics The Best Of Men

Ludwig Guttmann: The man who fled Nazi Germany and founded the Paralympics

Dubbed the “Poppa of the Games”, Guttman is survived by his daughter Eve who now finds endless pride in her father’s work.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

From The42 Paralympics: Flame lit at spiritual home of disabled sport London 2012

Paralympics: Flame lit at spiritual home of disabled sport

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

The Evening Fix: Tuesday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Tuesday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

From The42 2012 Paralympics: Pistorius plays down 100m defence prospects London 2012

2012 Paralympics: Pistorius plays down 100m defence prospects

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

From The42 In demand: Conor O’Shea to head review of GB swimmers Wake

In demand: Conor O’Shea to head review of GB swimmers

British Swimming has opened the investigation into ‘poor performance’ after their target of five medals was not met in London.

# london-2012 - Monday 27 August, 2012

From The42 VIDEO: It’s never too late for one last London 2012 montage London 2012 This post contains videos

VIDEO: It’s never too late for one last London 2012 montage

It’s grand, there’s only two more sleeps until the Paralympics starts.

From The42 London Paralympics set to open this week Paralympic Games

London Paralympics set to open this week

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

# london-2012 - Sunday 26 August, 2012

From The42 Farah savours fans’ reaction on track return Comeback

Farah savours fans’ reaction on track return

The British athlete triumphed in the Birmingham Grand Prix Diamond League today.

# london-2012 - Saturday 25 August, 2012

From The42 VIDEO: Jason Smyth, the fastest Paralympian on the planet Team Ireland

VIDEO: Jason Smyth, the fastest Paralympian on the planet

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

Poll: Will you watch the Paralympic games? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the Paralympic games?

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

# london-2012 - Friday 24 August, 2012

From The42 Paralympic cauldron lit in central London Paralympics 2012

Paralympic cauldron lit in central London

Prime Minister David Cameron addressed the crowd in London’s Trafalgar Square as marathon participant Claire Lomas lit the cauldron.

# london-2012 - Thursday 23 August, 2012

From The42 Explainer: Why Paralympians mutilate themselves to enhance performance At All Costs

Explainer: Why Paralympians mutilate themselves to enhance performance

The practice of ‘boosting’ for athletes with spinal injuries is a natural but gruesome method of gaining a physical edge.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

From The42 VIDEO: Half a million welcome Japanese Olympians home Olympic Spirit This post contains videos

VIDEO: Half a million welcome Japanese Olympians home

Who knew Tokyo could get so crowded.

From The42 Remember those Olympic badminton players who tried to lose in London? NET LOSS

Remember those Olympic badminton players who tried to lose in London?

They’re appealing their suspensions.

# london-2012 - Monday 20 August, 2012

From The42 London 2012 unveiled quality of women’s boxing to the world – Taylor Trailblazer

London 2012 unveiled quality of women’s boxing to the world – Taylor

The Olympic champion is thrilled that her fellow boxers are finally getting the recognition they deserve.