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#Paralympic Games

# paralympic-games - 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.

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.

# paralympic-games - Saturday 1 September, 2012

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 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.

# paralympic-games - 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.

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.

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.

# paralympic-games - 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 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.

# paralympic-games - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

From The42 VIDEO: Meet the footless footballer impressing Barcelona Breaking Boundaries This post contains videos

VIDEO: Meet the footless footballer impressing Barcelona

11-year-old Gabriel Muniz from Rio is hopeful football will be a Paralympic sport by the time he grows up.

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.

# paralympic-games - 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.

# paralympic-games - Monday 27 August, 2012

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.

# paralympic-games - 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?

# paralympic-games - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Irish adventurer Mark Pollock hopes to defy ‘conventional wisdom’ and walk again Mark Pollock This post contains images

Irish adventurer Mark Pollock hopes to defy ‘conventional wisdom’ and walk again

As the countdown to the 2012 Paralympic Games continues, Commonwealth Games medalist Mark Pollock talks about overcoming adversity and always looking to the future.

# paralympic-games - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

From The42 VIDEO: Channel 4's brilliant Paralympics ad London 2012

VIDEO: Channel 4's brilliant Paralympics ad

Watch the hard-hitting trailer which features members of Team GB.

# paralympic-games - Thursday 28 June, 2012

From The42 Gold run: Irish paralympics team announced for London London 2012

Gold run: Irish paralympics team announced for London

A 49-strong Irish team was announced for this summer’s London 2012 Paralympic Games, which kicks off 29 August.

# paralympic-games - Thursday 22 March, 2012

From The42 7/7 survivor vying for Paralympics spot Courage

7/7 survivor vying for Paralympics spot

Martine Wright lost both legs in the London bombings but has made a remarkable journey to be on the verge of competing at August’s games.

# paralympic-games - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

From The42 Smyth credits Gay with Olympic improvement Jason Smyth

Smyth credits Gay with Olympic improvement

Irish Olympic and Paralympic athlete Jason Smyth has credited the assistance of his winter training partner, sprinter Tyson Gay, with his rapid improvement in recent seasons.

# paralympic-games - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

From The42 Court rejects British athlete's spiked drink defence Banned

Court rejects British athlete's spiked drink defence

Court of Arbitration for Sport upholds ban on wheelchair basketball player Simon Gibbs following positive mephedrone test.