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#Rio 2016

# rio-2016 - Friday 16 September, 2016

From The42 Paralympic Breakfast: Cycling medalists back for another shot at glory Day 9

Paralympic Breakfast: Cycling medalists back for another shot at glory

Eoghan Clifford will be hoping for a third medal at this year’s Games.

From The42 Weightlifter sent home from Rio for doping set to win London 2012 bronze despite finishing 9th Dopes

Weightlifter sent home from Rio for doping set to win London 2012 bronze despite finishing 9th

Poland’s Tomasz Zielinski will receive a bronze medal after six competitors from London tested positive.

# rio-2016 - Thursday 15 September, 2016

From The42 Niamh McCarthy wins Ireland's second Paralympic medal of the day Medal Alert

Niamh McCarthy wins Ireland's second Paralympic medal of the day

She follows Orla Barry in claiming silver at the Olympic Stadium.

From The42 Ellen Keane runs out of steam as four races in 24 hours takes its toll Rio 2016

Ellen Keane runs out of steam as four races in 24 hours takes its toll

Nicole Turner was also in action this evening.

From The42 'If what I am is sixth in the world, then how bad is that?': O'Leary proud of Rio journey Rio 2016

'If what I am is sixth in the world, then how bad is that?': O'Leary proud of Rio journey

The Corkman made Paralympic history this week.

From The42 Medal alert! Cork's Orla Barry goes one better than London to take home Paralympic silver Silver Lining

Medal alert! Cork's Orla Barry goes one better than London to take home Paralympic silver

A brilliant performance from the 26-year-old.

From The42 'I rang my wife saying I don't want any more of this but there's no way I wasn't going to do it' Crowning Glory

'I rang my wife saying I don't want any more of this but there's no way I wasn't going to do it'

Eoghan Clifford had been in pain days before his surge to Paralympic glory but he wasn’t going to let anything get in his way.

From The42 A day to remember as Ireland shine in the Rio sun to deliver four glorious medals Wonderful Wednesday

A day to remember as Ireland shine in the Rio sun to deliver four glorious medals

Two gold, one silver and one bronze made Wednesday an unforgettable day at the Paralympic Games.

# rio-2016 - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

From The42 Ellen Keane produces the performance of her life to win bronze in the pool Rio 2016

Ellen Keane produces the performance of her life to win bronze in the pool

The 21-year-old claims Ireland’s fourth medal of the day.

From The42 Gold rush for Ireland as Dunlevy and McCrystal complete memorable afternoon in Rio Winning Wednesday
From The42 Gold! Sensational Eoghan Clifford battles knee injury to win second Paralympic medal Medal Alert

Gold! Sensational Eoghan Clifford battles knee injury to win second Paralympic medal

The three-time World champion adds the Paralympic crown to his collection.

From The42 Cork's Pat O'Leary makes Paralympic history on the Rio water Rio 2016

Cork's Pat O'Leary makes Paralympic history on the Rio water

The 43-year-old qualified for tomorrow’s KL3 canoe final.

From The42 'You get me the new leg, I will do the rest': Lynch delivers on his promise in style Perfectly Timed

'You get me the new leg, I will do the rest': Lynch delivers on his promise in style

After the heartbreak of London, the 45-year-old timed it right today to claim silver.

From The42 Ireland's Colin Lynch storms to Paralympic silver with stunning Time Trial performance Medal Alert

Ireland's Colin Lynch storms to Paralympic silver with stunning Time Trial performance

Team Ireland are now halfway towards their medal target of eight.

From The42 'Two years ago I was at the darkest point of my life. I didn't want to be alive anymore' Soldiering On

'Two years ago I was at the darkest point of my life. I didn't want to be alive anymore'

Phil Eaglesham contracted Q Fever, a rare and incurable condition that left him using a wheelchair, six years ago. Yesterday he made his Paralympic debut to set an example for his three young boys.

From The42 Paralympic Breakfast: Bronze medallist Clifford back in action as cycling dominates day 7 Day 7

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

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

# rio-2016 - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

From The42 Rising star Turner leads the way on another disappointing day for Ireland in Rio Rio 2016

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

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

From The42 Letter from Rio: Record crowds and sporting theatre make Games a memorable experience View From The Games

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

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

From The42 Four Paralympians ran faster times than the Olympic final - but it's not fair to compare Rio 2016 This post contains videos

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

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

From The42 Setting the wheels in motion: Wimbledon champion's tale of triumph over adversity Reid All About It

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

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

From The42 Paralympic Breakfast: Turner targets another final while Brannigan to star on the track Day Six

Paralympic Breakfast: Turner targets another final while Brannigan to star on the track

Six Irish athletes are in action in Rio today.

# rio-2016 - Monday 12 September, 2016

From The42 Ireland's athletes toil under the searing Brazilian sun but swimming star continues to shine The Heat Is On
From The42 Great Britain a class apart as Ireland's miserable campaign ends with another heavy defeat Hammering

Great Britain a class apart as Ireland's miserable campaign ends with another heavy defeat

Barry Ferguson’s side were outclassed again.

From The42 'Nobody knows but I've had a foot injury for the last 3 months. I couldn't get out of bed in the morning' 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'

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

From The42 Paralympic Breakfast: Mongan hopes to add to Ireland's haul - and here comes the Weirwolf Day 5

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

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

# rio-2016 - Sunday 11 September, 2016

From The42 Irish track duo hit out at lack of velodrome at home after Paralympic heartache Rio 2016

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

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

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

From The42 Gold star Michael McKillop blows field away to defend Paralympic title in sensational fashion Rio 2016

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

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

From The42 The golden boys: McKillop using Smyth room-mate rivalry to spur him on for Rio defence Golden Boys

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

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

From The42 Ireland no match for rampant hosts as Brazil run riot in Rio One Way Traffic

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

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

# rio-2016 - Saturday 10 September, 2016

From The42 'My family is more nervous than me, my mum didn't sleep last night' Rio 2016

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

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

From The42 A star in the making! 18-year-old Orla Comerford sprints into Rio final Teenage Kicks

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

The sprinter progresses as the fastest loser.

From The42 A performance to be proud of as Greta Streimikyte shaves 4 seconds off lifetime best Rio 2016

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

The DCU student produced another excellent run in Rio.

From The42 Galway lecturer Clifford battles through the pain barrier to ensure he 'didn't let anyone down' Rio 2016

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

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

# rio-2016 - Friday 9 September, 2016

From The42 14-year-old Nicole Turner just misses out on Paralympic medal after smashing personal best Teen Sensation

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

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

From The42 Brilliant day for Ireland in Rio capped as Eoghan Clifford claims bronze on the track Medal Alert

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

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

From The42 'It's like a fairytale to keep coming to these major championships and winning gold' Fairytale Finish

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

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

From The42 Sensational Jason Smyth storms to fifth Paralympic gold medal in Rio Gold Rush

Sensational Jason Smyth storms to fifth Paralympic gold medal in Rio

A third straight 100m title for the Irish sprinter.

From The42 'The best moment of my career': James Scully smashes personal best in Paralympic final Paralympics

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

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

# rio-2016 - Thursday 8 September, 2016

From The42 Easy as you like! Jason Smyth's bid for a fifth Paralympic gold got off to a flier tonight Untouchable

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

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