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Kilkenny’s Mary Fitzgerald wins European bronze with best display to date
# Podium Place
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# Podium Place

Kilkenny’s Mary Fitzgerald wins European bronze with best display to date

Jun 2nd 2021, 2:08 PM 3,125 Views 0 Comments

Fitzgerald fired an excellent effort of 7.35m in her final throw to clinch third place.

Irish Para high jumper Jordan Lee on clearing the obstacles of the past year
# High Hopes
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# High Hopes

Irish Para high jumper Jordan Lee on clearing the obstacles of the past year

May 28th 2021, 11:56 AM 1,344 Views 1 Comment

The Kerry native competes in the World Para Athletics European Championships next week.

'People probably look at it that it's about participation more than elite sport, but it's definitely not the case'
# Paralympic Flame
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# Paralympic Flame

'People probably look at it that it's about participation more than elite sport, but it's definitely not the case'

Apr 25th 2021, 7:30 AM 3,750 Views 0 Comments

Kildare wheelchair racer Patrick Monahan on the Paralympics, his experience through the pandemic, and starting his impossible.

'It made me realise that for all those things I couldn't do, there was a lot that I could do'
# No Limits
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# No Limits

'It made me realise that for all those things I couldn't do, there was a lot that I could do'

Mar 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 5,906 Views 2 Comments

Colin Judge is on the cusp of qualifying for the Paralympic Games, having overcome many setbacks and much adversity along the way.

'We all dream of medals' - from Mizen to Malin charity cycle to the verge of Tokyo qualification
# The Next Level
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# The Next Level

'We all dream of medals' - from Mizen to Malin charity cycle to the verge of Tokyo qualification

Mar 23rd 2021, 3:00 PM 2,859 Views 0 Comments

Irish Paralympic hopeful Martin Gordon has come a long way over the past few years – and is determined to reach the pinnacle.

'Swimming isn’t going to last forever. I want to excel in my sport' - deferring the Leaving Cert twice for Tokyo
# Turner's Cross
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# Turner's Cross

'Swimming isn’t going to last forever. I want to excel in my sport' - deferring the Leaving Cert twice for Tokyo

Mar 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 14,202 Views 4 Comments

18-year-old Nicole Turner is targeting the podium at this summer’s Paralympic Games.

'People assume females are the ones with body image problems. Guys go through the same thing'
# Good Talks
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# Good Talks

'People assume females are the ones with body image problems. Guys go through the same thing'

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 8:05 PM 27,372 Views 1 Comment

Ellen Keane featured in an interesting discussion about the issue last month.

The film that will make you fall in love with sport again
# Essential Viewing
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# Essential Viewing

The film that will make you fall in love with sport again

Aug 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 8,542 Views 1 Comment

The42 chats to directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui about ‘Rising Phoenix’.

'It has brought us closer even though we know each other so well' - The top Ireland duo isolating together
# Room For Two
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# Room For Two

'It has brought us closer even though we know each other so well' - The top Ireland duo isolating together

Apr 29th 2020, 9:37 AM 7,024 Views 0 Comments

ParaCycling greats Eve McCrystal and Katie-George Dunlevy are enjoying living and training together.

'My family did a drive-by and my Dad rolled down the window to blare out Happy Birthday'
# Something In The Water
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# Something In The Water

'My family did a drive-by and my Dad rolled down the window to blare out Happy Birthday'

Apr 16th 2020, 6:28 PM 9,476 Views 0 Comments

Ellen Keane is adjusting to life without the Paralympics to look forward to in 2020.

'This year, I took the year out of school to train for Tokyo... I think that will be the case again next year'
# Best Laid Plans
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# Best Laid Plans

'This year, I took the year out of school to train for Tokyo... I think that will be the case again next year'

Apr 7th 2020, 10:19 PM 4,565 Views 0 Comments

Irish Para swimmer Nicole Turner on life in lockdown, plans after deferring her Leaving Cert and fundraising for an important cause.

'I didn't want people to see me this way. I wanted them to remember the person before'
# Lifechanging
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# Lifechanging

'I didn't want people to see me this way. I wanted them to remember the person before'

Mar 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 36,170 Views 7 Comments

Irish wheelchair racer, Paralympian and 2020 hopeful Patrick Monahan shares his story.

Tokyo in sight for Timothy after watching Rio Games from hospital
# Relentless Pursuit
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# Relentless Pursuit

Tokyo in sight for Timothy after watching Rio Games from hospital

Jan 26th 2020, 10:00 AM 12,981 Views 0 Comments

‘I didn’t just want to cycle around the place, I wanted to race.’

'You go through the suffering of being stared at, looked at, pointed at, but at the end of the day, you’re you'
# Journey
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# Journey

'You go through the suffering of being stared at, looked at, pointed at, but at the end of the day, you’re you'

Dec 24th 2019, 7:01 AM 28,817 Views 6 Comments

Nicole Turner on growing up with dwarfism and winning a bronze medal at the World Championships earlier this year.

'When I was developing the umbilical chord wrapped around my elbow, stopping the blood flow and growth'
# No Limits
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# No Limits

'When I was developing the umbilical chord wrapped around my elbow, stopping the blood flow and growth'

Nov 6th 2019, 9:30 AM 5,300 Views 0 Comments

Kerry native Jordan Lee is working towards qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

'I do what I have to do' - The ex-footballer who recovered from a leg amputation to run for Ireland
# Battling Back
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# Battling Back

'I do what I have to do' - The ex-footballer who recovered from a leg amputation to run for Ireland

Oct 26th 2019, 8:00 AM 23,861 Views 6 Comments

Alex Lee lost his leg in a freak tackle three years ago. He talks to The42 about battling back to represent Ireland at elite level.

Extinction Rebellion: Former Irish Paralympian denies charge of gluing himself to plane at London City Airport
# Court
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# Court

Extinction Rebellion: Former Irish Paralympian denies charge of gluing himself to plane at London City Airport

Oct 12th 2019, 11:57 AM 15,160 Views 0 Comments

James Brown entered a not guilty plea at Westminster Magistrates’ Court

'All of a sudden you notice you can't see the puck-out' - Tipperary's Peter Ryan on his road to the Paralympics
# Tipperary Tandem
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# Tipperary Tandem

'All of a sudden you notice you can't see the puck-out' - Tipperary's Peter Ryan on his road to the Paralympics

Apr 27th 2019, 10:00 AM 25,859 Views 3 Comments

The former Tipp minor hurler on losing 90% of his vision at 19, his battle with alcohol and becoming a Paralympian.

Opinion: 'Sometimes it just takes a little moment of courage to change your life forever'
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Opinion: 'Sometimes it just takes a little moment of courage to change your life forever'

Apr 19th 2019, 7:00 AM 48,847 Views 13 Comments

‘One day I realised I didn’t want to hide my arm anymore. I didn’t want to be ashamed of my body. I wanted to embrace it,’ writes Paralympian Ellen Keane.

'I said, 'No way, I'll be 42 years of age' and here I am, going to Tokyo - I can't wait'
# 2020 Vision
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# 2020 Vision

'I said, 'No way, I'll be 42 years of age' and here I am, going to Tokyo - I can't wait'

Mar 23rd 2019, 7:15 AM 12,669 Views 0 Comments

Still without a National Indoor Velodrome on these shores, Eve McCrystal continues to break boundaries alongside Katie-George Dunlevy.

'All I want to do is run': Injured McKillop remains an inspiration for Irish sport to draw on
# Legacy
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# Legacy

'All I want to do is run': Injured McKillop remains an inspiration for Irish sport to draw on

Aug 18th 2018, 7:45 AM 2,686 Views 1 Comment

Injury will keep McKillop out of European Championship action next week, but his influence will be a lasting one.

'If I had achieved what I have but in another sport... I wouldn't have to look at what job I'm going to be doing'
# Underappreciated
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# Underappreciated

'If I had achieved what I have but in another sport... I wouldn't have to look at what job I'm going to be doing'

Aug 16th 2018, 4:52 PM 30,541 Views 11 Comments

Ahead of next week’s European Championships, Jason Smyth discusses the pros and cons of being the fastest Paralympian on the planet.

'I wasn't expecting it!' - PB at Europeans and Leaving Cert results on the same day
# Going Swimmingly
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# Going Swimmingly

'I wasn't expecting it!' - PB at Europeans and Leaving Cert results on the same day

Aug 15th 2018, 1:06 PM 4,354 Views 1 Comment

It was a busy morning for Cork’s Sean O’Riordan.

'When I was a kid, I never really noticed that I was different'
# Resilience
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# Resilience

'When I was a kid, I never really noticed that I was different'

Jul 28th 2018, 9:24 AM 26,380 Views 3 Comments

Growing up with a disability, Ellen Keane felt insecure. Going to college she overcame that insecurity and is now reaching her full potential in the pool.

From Paralympians to mature students - Leaving Cert students come from all walks of life
# Countdown To Results
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# Countdown To Results

From Paralympians to mature students - Leaving Cert students come from all walks of life

Aug 13th 2017, 10:00 PM 17,668 Views 5 Comments

TheJournal.ie spoke to four Leaving Cert students in the countdown to the results.

Sports Person of the Year 2016: Why Katie-George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal deserve their nomination
# SPOTY 2016
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# SPOTY 2016

Sports Person of the Year 2016: Why Katie-George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal deserve their nomination

Dec 14th 2016, 12:00 PM 2,619 Views 0 Comments

Three years after two strangers took a leap of faith together, they made Irish Paralympic history in September.

'Breaking my back taught me what was worth fighting for in life'
# Challenge
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# Challenge

'Breaking my back taught me what was worth fighting for in life'

Nov 10th 2016, 8:30 AM 9,177 Views 3 Comments

Two of Ireland’s Paralympic athletes on not letting a disability define them and how they got tough in the face of adversity.

'Since the Paralympics I’m getting to enjoy the things I didn’t get to do when I was training'
# Looking Back
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# Looking Back

'Since the Paralympics I’m getting to enjoy the things I didn’t get to do when I was training'

Nov 6th 2016, 9:45 AM 2,809 Views 0 Comments

It’s onwards and upwards after Rio, but I’m going to enjoy myself first before resuming heavy training, writes medallist Ellen Keane.

'I don't want to be just known as the athlete who runs around every four years and wins gold medals'
# Interview
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# Interview

'I don't want to be just known as the athlete who runs around every four years and wins gold medals'

Sep 24th 2016, 8:30 AM 11,108 Views 3 Comments

Michael McKillop may have returned from Rio with another gold medal but it has been a difficult couple of months for the athlete.

Letter from Rio: Adeus to a memorable Games which will live long for all the right reasons
# Party In Rio
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# Party In Rio

Letter from Rio: Adeus to a memorable Games which will live long for all the right reasons

Sep 19th 2016, 5:00 PM 9,312 Views 6 Comments

The curtain was drawn on an unforgettable summer of sport in Rio last night.

'If I came to these Games and left without a medal I don't know what would have happened'
# Keane To Impress
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# Keane To Impress

'If I came to these Games and left without a medal I don't know what would have happened'

Sep 18th 2016, 12:59 PM 5,828 Views 0 Comments

21-year-old Ellen Keane came of age in Rio, but a Paralympic bronze is only the start.

'I was thinking I have to do this for him because he's not here'
# Rebel Treble
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# Rebel Treble

'I was thinking I have to do this for him because he's not here'

Sep 18th 2016, 8:15 AM 11,679 Views 2 Comments

Noelle Lenihan paid tribute to her father after winning Paralympic bronze.

16-year-old Noelle Lenihan battles through injury to win Paralympic bronze
# Teenage Dreams
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# Teenage Dreams

16-year-old Noelle Lenihan battles through injury to win Paralympic bronze

Sep 18th 2016, 8:00 AM 28,549 Views 8 Comments

Another stellar day for Ireland in Rio as two medals are added to the total.

Paralympic cyclist dies after suffering head injuries during today's Road Race
# RIP
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# RIP

Paralympic cyclist dies after suffering head injuries during today's Road Race

Sep 17th 2016, 10:18 PM 37,745 Views 14 Comments

Bahman Golbarnezhad was competing in his second Games.

We've hit 10! Dynamic duo Dunlevy and McCrystal win silver in Paralympic Road Race
# Medal Alert
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# Medal Alert

We've hit 10! Dynamic duo Dunlevy and McCrystal win silver in Paralympic Road Race

Sep 17th 2016, 8:07 PM 23,324 Views 12 Comments

Ireland have now won five cycling medals in Rio.

This Irish Paralympian's dad was the proudest man in Rio yesterday
# Proud Dad
# Proud Dad

This Irish Paralympian's dad was the proudest man in Rio yesterday

Sep 17th 2016, 10:50 AM 5,080 Views 0 Comments

Olé olé olé olé.

Broken your prosthetic leg? Go to the Paralympic 'hospital'
# Rio
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# Rio

Broken your prosthetic leg? Go to the Paralympic 'hospital'

Sep 17th 2016, 8:45 AM 10,474 Views 0 Comments

The firm running the ‘clinic’ shipped 300 plastic feet and tonnes of other hardware to Rio.

'Exhausted' Keane finishes with another final as Nicole Turner pulls out on medical advice
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

'Exhausted' Keane finishes with another final as Nicole Turner pulls out on medical advice

Sep 16th 2016, 11:17 PM 3,768 Views 2 Comments

The 21-year-old was happy to finish strongly.

Rebels Abú! Cork room-mates share Paralympic glory on memorable Rio night
# Rebels In Rio
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# Rebels In Rio

Rebels Abú! Cork room-mates share Paralympic glory on memorable Rio night

Sep 16th 2016, 5:44 PM 3,635 Views 0 Comments

Niamh McCarthy used Orla Barry’s silver-medal winning performance earlier in the day to spur her on to emulate the feat.

'I really felt I had a medal there': Mechanical failure costs Eoghan Clifford dearly
# Chain Pain
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# Chain Pain

'I really felt I had a medal there': Mechanical failure costs Eoghan Clifford dearly

Sep 16th 2016, 4:30 PM 2,915 Views 0 Comments

It wasn’t to be for the 36-year-old today.

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