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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.

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 Ireland's athletes toil under the searing Brazilian sun but swimming star continues to shine The Heat Is On
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

From The42 'I'm not better than anyone else, I've just worked hard and been lucky it has paid off' Interview

'I'm not better than anyone else, I've just worked hard and been lucky it has paid off'

Jason Smyth goes in search of a FIFTH Paralympic gold medal tonight.

From The42 A harsh but valuable footballing lesson as Ireland picked apart by gold medal favourites Learning Curve

A harsh but valuable footballing lesson as Ireland picked apart by gold medal favourites

It was a humbling first taste of Paralympic action for Barry Ferguson’s side.

From The42 Record breaker! Greta Streimikyte storms into Paralympic final with superb run Rio 2016

Record breaker! Greta Streimikyte storms into Paralympic final with superb run

The DCU student was the first Irish athlete in action at the Olympic Stadium.

From The42 'I want three medals around my neck': Ireland's dynamic duo gunning for track glory Paralympics

'I want three medals around my neck': Ireland's dynamic duo gunning for track glory

All eyes will be on Rio’s Velodrome over the next few days as Ireland’s cyclists go in search of Paralympic success.

From The42 The Rio Paralympics starts today - here's Team Ireland's day-by-day event schedule Rio 2016

The Rio Paralympics starts today - here's Team Ireland's day-by-day event schedule

Strap yourself in for 10 consecutive days of sporting action.

From The42 Do more with less: Rio's iconic Maracana delivers another powerful opening ceremony Curtain Raiser
From The42 Letter from Rio: Anticipation builds as Paralympic spirit overshadows financial crisis Let The Games Begin

Letter from Rio: Anticipation builds as Paralympic spirit overshadows financial crisis

Organisers have been forced to overcome considerable obstacles but the Paralympic Games get underway tonight.

From The42 ‘My life didn’t change after London. I had to go back to the real world and I’d no problem with that' Interview

‘My life didn’t change after London. I had to go back to the real world and I’d no problem with that'

Four years on from double Paralympic gold, Mark Rohan now leads a very different life as he begins the next chapter in his career.

From The42 Watch: 8 of Ireland's leading medal hopefuls at the 2016 Rio Paralympics Gold Rush This post contains videos

Watch: 8 of Ireland's leading medal hopefuls at the 2016 Rio Paralympics

Ireland brought home an impressive haul from the London 2012 Paralympics, and are well poised to do so again.

From The42 Smyth's double to Rohan's road triumph: 6 of the best moments from London 2012 Paralympics This post contains videos

Smyth's double to Rohan's road triumph: 6 of the best moments from London 2012

The Rio Games begin on Wednesday.

From The42 From Leaving Cert points to Paralympics: teen sprint sensation living the athletics dream Teenage Dreams

From Leaving Cert points to Paralympics: teen sprint sensation living the athletics dream

Dubliner Orla Comerford is preparing to represent Ireland in the Paralympics. This is her story.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Equestrian, table tennis and football Paralympics

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Equestrian, table tennis and football

Ireland have qualified for the 7-a-side football tournament for the first time.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: The cyclists Paralympics

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: The cyclists

We’ve taken a closer look at Team Ireland ahead of the Games.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Triathlon and shooting Paralympics

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Triathlon and shooting

Our athlete-by-athlete guide to the Rio Games continues.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: The swimmers, including a 14-year-old sensation Paralympics

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: The swimmers, including a 14-year-old sensation

Our athlete-by-athlete guide to the Rio Games continues.

From The42 Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Sailing and canoeing Paralympics

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Sailing and canoeing

We continue our look at the athletes will be flying the flag in Rio next month.