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#Paralympics 2012

# paralympics-2012 - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

VIDEO: GB Paralympian David Wetherill plays a table tennis shot you really have to see
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VIDEO: GB Paralympian David Wetherill plays a table tennis shot you really have to see

Sep 4th 2012, 9:50 AM 8,063 Views 12 Comments

He calls it a “Superman diving forehand winner” and it really is quite special.

The Morning Score: Tuesday
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The Morning Score: Tuesday

Sep 4th 2012, 9:02 AM 449 Views 0 Comments

Grab a coffee – here’s everything you need to know this morning.

Paralympic Breakfast: Kearney bids for more glory
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Paralympic Breakfast: Kearney bids for more glory

Sep 4th 2012, 7:20 AM 2,652 Views 3 Comments

The Irish rider is hoping to add to the silver medal she already won, as she competes in Individual Freestyle Test later today.

# paralympics-2012 - Monday 3 September, 2012

Paralympic Village, Day Five: Double delight for McKillop
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Paralympic Village, Day Five: Double delight for McKillop

Sep 3rd 2012, 11:16 PM 4,714 Views 7 Comments

The Irish sprinter won his second gold medal, while Eilish Byrne came fourth in the Equestrian Individual Freestyle Test.

Paralympics 2012: Golden boy McKillop triumphs in 1500m
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Paralympics 2012: Golden boy McKillop triumphs in 1500m

Sep 3rd 2012, 9:13 PM 6,840 Views 12 Comments

The Antrim man won Ireland’s eighth medal of the competition in London today.

Top bracket: Smyth happy to be among sprinting elite
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Top bracket: Smyth happy to be among sprinting elite

Sep 3rd 2012, 11:35 AM 809 Views 1 Comment

Derry’s gold medallist has espoused the advantages of training in the US before defending his 200 metre title this week.

Contrite: Pistorius apologises for ‘timing’ of prosthetic complaint
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Contrite: Pistorius apologises for ‘timing’ of prosthetic complaint

Sep 3rd 2012, 10:42 AM 1,158 Views 0 Comments

The South African sprinter complained that Alan Oliveira’s legs were ‘unbelievably long’ after the Brazilan beat him in last night’s 200m final.

Paralympics: Defeated Pistorius wants prosthetics debate‎
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Paralympics: Defeated Pistorius wants prosthetics debate‎

Sep 3rd 2012, 8:52 AM 968 Views 0 Comments

The South African sprinter lost out to Alan Oliveira in a thrilling 200 metre final last night.

Paralympic Breakfast: Take two for Michael McKillop
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Paralympic Breakfast: Take two for Michael McKillop

Sep 3rd 2012, 7:20 AM 3,784 Views 2 Comments

The Irish gold medalist tonight bids to emulate the success he enjoyed at the weekend.

# paralympics-2012 - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Paralympics 2012: Organisers defend Games drug-testing policy
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Paralympics 2012: Organisers defend Games drug-testing policy

Sep 2nd 2012, 10:50 PM 8,084 Views 2 Comments

There has been a 25 percent increase on the number of tests conducted in Beijing four years ago.

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

Sep 2nd 2012, 5:20 PM 5,317 Views 7 Comments

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

Taoiseach congratulates Paralympic athletes on winning gold
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Taoiseach congratulates Paralympic athletes on winning gold

Sep 2nd 2012, 10:03 AM 4,320 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Sep 2nd 2012, 8:15 AM 802 Views 0 Comments

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

# paralympics-2012 - Saturday 1 September, 2012

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

Sep 1st 2012, 11:25 PM 948 Views 1 Comment

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

VIDEO: Jason Smyth takes 100m title in record time
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VIDEO: Jason Smyth takes 100m title in record time

Sep 1st 2012, 10:30 PM 3,367 Views 1 Comment

Blink and you’ll miss him.

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

Sep 1st 2012, 10:20 PM 10,307 Views 31 Comments

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

More success for Team Ireland, as Darragh McDonald claims gold
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More success for Team Ireland, as Darragh McDonald claims gold

Sep 1st 2012, 8:29 PM 9,132 Views 25 Comments

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

World’s fastest! Jason Smyth secures Ireland’s third gold at Paralympics
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World’s fastest! Jason Smyth secures Ireland’s third gold at Paralympics

Sep 1st 2012, 8:25 PM 14,394 Views 44 Comments

The Derry sprinter secured his second world record in two days to win his 100m event by more than half a second.

Paralympics: Disappointment for Irish athletes in field, track
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Paralympics: Disappointment for Irish athletes in field, track

Sep 1st 2012, 2:39 PM 1,238 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Sep 1st 2012, 11:49 AM 4,363 Views 7 Comments

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

# paralympics-2012 - Friday 31 August, 2012

Paralympic Village, Day Two: Firth and Smyth make history
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Paralympic Village, Day Two: Firth and Smyth make history

Aug 31st 2012, 11:04 PM 9,571 Views 15 Comments

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

Happy days: Firth claims Ireland’s first Paralympic gold
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Happy days: Firth claims Ireland’s first Paralympic gold

Aug 31st 2012, 8:13 PM 7,244 Views 20 Comments

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

Paralympics 2012: Lynch chases bronze, Firth storms into backstroke final
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Paralympics 2012: Lynch chases bronze, Firth storms into backstroke final

Aug 31st 2012, 2:32 PM 3,226 Views 4 Comments

After a busy morning, Ireland have some strong medal contenders on day two in London.

Paralympics 2012: London bombings survivor makes volleyball bow
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Paralympics 2012: London bombings survivor makes volleyball bow

Aug 31st 2012, 11:43 AM 641 Views 1 Comment

Martine Wright made her emotional debut as Britain’s sitting volleyball team lost in straight sets to Ukraine this morning.

Paralympic breakfast: 2008 gold medalist Smyth hoping for repeat performance
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Paralympic breakfast: 2008 gold medalist Smyth hoping for repeat performance

Aug 31st 2012, 7:20 AM 3,686 Views 2 Comments

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

# paralympics-2012 - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Paralympic Village: Day 1, wrap
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Paralympic Village: Day 1, wrap

Aug 30th 2012, 10:35 PM 4,619 Views 1 Comment

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

Paralympics 2012: Brown and Shaw just miss out on cycling bronze
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Paralympics 2012: Brown and Shaw just miss out on cycling bronze

Aug 30th 2012, 6:50 PM 3,376 Views 2 Comments

Hopes of a first Irish medal on the opening day now rest with Ellen Keane in the 100m butterfly final at 7.30pm this evening.

Orbital hung out with Stephen Hawking at the Paralympics opening ceremony
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Orbital hung out with Stephen Hawking at the Paralympics opening ceremony

Aug 30th 2012, 4:12 PM 913 Views 0 Comments

The Hartnoll brothers met one of the world’s great minds backstage in the Olympic Stadium last night.

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

Aug 30th 2012, 2:23 PM 4,493 Views 3 Comments

Eilish Byrne also put in an encouraging display earlier today.

11 incredible images from the Paralympics opening ceremony
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11 incredible images from the Paralympics opening ceremony

Aug 30th 2012, 10:33 AM 6,871 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Aug 30th 2012, 9:30 AM 2,522 Views 4 Comments

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

Paralympics: Here's who to follow on Twitter
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Paralympics: Here's who to follow on Twitter

Aug 30th 2012, 8:15 AM 634 Views 0 Comments

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

Paralympic breakfast: Team Ireland ready for momentous occasion
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Paralympic breakfast: Team Ireland ready for momentous occasion

Aug 30th 2012, 7:20 AM 3,786 Views 5 Comments

Ellen Keane, James Scully and Damien Shaw are among the athletes from these shores competing today.

# paralympics-2012 - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Science corner: how the prosthetic 'blades' of Paralympic athletes work
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Science corner: how the prosthetic 'blades' of Paralympic athletes work

Aug 29th 2012, 6:50 PM 2,985 Views 0 Comments

The guys at LiveScience have been taking a closer look at the prosthetics worn by South African ‘blade runner’ Oscar Pistorius and others.

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

Aug 29th 2012, 11:35 AM 436 Views 0 Comments

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.

'Inspirational' Paralympics to open in London tonight
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'Inspirational' Paralympics to open in London tonight

Aug 29th 2012, 10:33 AM 2,444 Views 4 Comments

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

# paralympics-2012 - Saturday 25 August, 2012

Poll: Will you watch the Paralympic games?
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Poll: Will you watch the Paralympic games?

Aug 25th 2012, 10:17 AM 6,673 Views 49 Comments

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

# paralympics-2012 - Friday 24 August, 2012

Paralympic cauldron lit in central London
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Paralympic cauldron lit in central London

Aug 24th 2012, 10:02 AM 287 Views 0 Comments

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