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# paralympics

Last week
16th June 2024 - 22nd June 2024
Ellen Keane 'very set' in retirement decision and hoping to end on a high at fifth Paralympics
This month
June 2024
'There wouldn't be any other athlete at the top level competing with one arm and no legs'
'My femur was fractured. The doctors hadn’t experienced anything like that with a stump'
Barry McClements is ready for his second Paralympic Games this summer – but the dream almost went up in smoke.
Last month
May 2024
'Winning silver in Tokyo was amazing… But it’s hard staying at the top'
This year
2024
Paralympics Ireland confirm eight new slots for Paris 2024
Ireland to spend thousands on air-con for Olympians after Paris bans A/C to meet climate goals
Paris organisers had said they would not provide air-conditioning as part of a pledge to make the 2024 games environmentally friendly.
Paralympics and pain: ‘I'd missed the funeral of my coach… It was incredibly upsetting'
All time
'Bullsh**' - Decision to allow Russian athletes at Paralympics draws backlash
Irish Paralympic legend Michael McKillop retires at 31
'I showed him my medal and as I was walking away, he said, 'I want to be like Nicole one day''
'My lane has been given to lessons at times when I go training' - Paralympic champion Keane
'An itch is still there' - Four-time Paralympic gold medalist McKillop not ready to retire yet
Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary narrowly misses out on medal in blanket finish
'The one thing I have left to prove to myself is that I can be back on that podium again'
Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary paddles on as Patrick Flanagan takes the stage
'I feel there is potential for me to run faster' - Smyth not ruling out return for Paris 2024
'I don’t think it should be put up on any other pedestal. It’s just sport'
Superb Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal storm to time trial gold
Paralympic Breakfast: hand-cyclist Gary O'Reilly clinches bronze for Team Ireland
'The best day of my life' - Nicole Turner jubilant after Paralympics success
Paralympic Breakfast: Three Team Ireland swimmers reach finals as archer Kerrie Leonard bows out
Róisin Ní Riain claims another PB to finish fifth in 400m freestyle final
Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
'I just knew I was capable of doing something great' - Ellen Keane's nerveless gold medal performance in Tokyo
Ellen Keane storms to gold to seal Ireland's first medal of Paralympic Games
Paralympic Breakfast: Plenty of PBs as Keane and Ní Riain reach finals in the pool
Promising start as Nicole Turner seals personal best time in 50m Freestyle final
Paralympic Breakfast: Great morning in the pool for Ireland with Turner and Ní Riain into finals
Paralympic debutants Lee and Arendse to carry Irish flag at Tokyo opening ceremony
Tokyo Paralympics: 5 Irish athletes to watch
Paralympic flame arrives in Tokyo as virus surges days before opening
First virus case reported in Paralympic Village
Afghan turmoil leaves Paralympic athletes unable to compete
Paralympic sport must make classification system clearer for growing audience - Johnson
'If it was any other sport, you’d be shouting, singing, and dancing about it constantly. But it's Para sport'
Kilkenny’s Mary Fitzgerald wins European bronze with best display to date
Irish Para high jumper Jordan Lee on clearing the obstacles of the past year
'People probably look at it that it's about participation more than elite sport, but it's definitely not the case'
'It made me realise that for all those things I couldn't do, there was a lot that I could do'
'We all dream of medals' - from Mizen to Malin charity cycle to the verge of Tokyo qualification