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#Rio 2016

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

Alex Brooker's speech on 'The Last Leg' is 3 minutes of must-see TV
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# Rio 2016

Alex Brooker's speech on 'The Last Leg' is 3 minutes of must-see TV

Sep 16th 2016, 1:43 PM 11,580 Views 3 Comments

Brooker paid tribute to former F1 driver Alex Zanardi, who won Paralympic silver on the anniversary of the horrific accident that saw him lose both legs.

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

Paralympic Breakfast: Cycling medalists back for another shot at glory

Sep 16th 2016, 8:30 AM 1,279 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 16th 2016, 8:13 AM 6,207 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 15th 2016, 10:53 PM 11,668 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 15th 2016, 9:45 PM 3,972 Views 1 Comment

Nicole Turner was also in action this evening.

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

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

Sep 15th 2016, 8:50 PM 3,671 Views 3 Comments

The Corkman made Paralympic history this week.

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

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

Sep 15th 2016, 5:10 PM 15,636 Views 7 Comments

A brilliant performance from the 26-year-old.

'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'
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# 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'

Sep 15th 2016, 7:52 AM 20,507 Views 4 Comments

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.

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

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

Sep 15th 2016, 7:50 AM 15,163 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 14th 2016, 9:40 PM 12,931 Views 7 Comments

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

Gold rush for Ireland as Dunlevy and McCrystal complete memorable afternoon in Rio
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# Winning Wednesday

Gold rush for Ireland as Dunlevy and McCrystal complete memorable afternoon in Rio

Sep 14th 2016, 7:50 PM 37,977 Views 21 Comments

What a day for Irish cycling.

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

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

Sep 14th 2016, 7:20 PM 37,902 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 14th 2016, 6:48 PM 6,691 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 14th 2016, 4:16 PM 3,419 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 14th 2016, 12:45 PM 15,359 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 14th 2016, 12:01 PM 29,547 Views 7 Comments

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.

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

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

Sep 14th 2016, 7:30 AM 1,445 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 13th 2016, 10:14 PM 2,916 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 13th 2016, 3:03 PM 7,015 Views 4 Comments

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

Four Paralympians ran faster times than the Olympic final - but it's not fair to compare
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# Rio 2016

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

Sep 13th 2016, 12:27 PM 9,728 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Sep 13th 2016, 7:30 AM 1,880 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Sep 13th 2016, 7:15 AM 1,413 Views 0 Comments

Six Irish athletes are in action in Rio today.

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

Ireland's athletes toil under the searing Brazilian sun but swimming star continues to shine

Sep 12th 2016, 11:30 PM 5,992 Views 0 Comments

A disappointing day in Rio.

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

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

Sep 12th 2016, 10:52 PM 6,810 Views 0 Comments

Barry Ferguson’s side were outclassed again.

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

Sep 12th 2016, 7:30 AM 15,164 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 12th 2016, 6:30 AM 2,439 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 11th 2016, 11:20 PM 4,967 Views 3 Comments

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
# The Long Road To Glory
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# The Long Road To Glory

From rock bottom to top of the world in five weeks, emotional McKillop seizes his moment

Sep 11th 2016, 7:46 PM 14,249 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 11th 2016, 4:13 PM 53,247 Views 15 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 11th 2016, 8:00 AM 6,908 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 11th 2016, 12:37 AM 8,074 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Sep 10th 2016, 10:26 PM 4,168 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 10th 2016, 4:38 PM 7,548 Views 2 Comments

The sprinter progresses as the fastest loser.

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

Sep 10th 2016, 3:31 PM 4,003 Views 1 Comment

The DCU student produced another excellent run in Rio.

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

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

Sep 10th 2016, 8:30 AM 3,615 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 9th 2016, 11:30 PM 6,499 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 9th 2016, 10:59 PM 22,308 Views 19 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 9th 2016, 6:51 PM 9,687 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Sensational Jason Smyth storms to fifth Paralympic gold medal in Rio

Sep 9th 2016, 3:11 PM 68,282 Views 76 Comments

A third straight 100m title for the Irish sprinter.