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

Sep 9th 2016, 12:30 AM 9,769 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Sep 8th 2016, 11:53 PM 6,008 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Sep 8th 2016, 9:15 PM 9,797 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 8th 2016, 8:27 PM 9,068 Views 3 Comments

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

US swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months without pay after Rio scandal
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US swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months without pay after Rio scandal

Sep 8th 2016, 4:41 PM 22,592 Views 19 Comments

The 32-year-old has to serve 20 hours of community service and will not receive a monthly salary for the duration of the suspension.

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

Sep 8th 2016, 4:30 PM 6,291 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Sep 8th 2016, 7:30 AM 1,904 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 8th 2016, 7:00 AM 8,992 Views 3 Comments

Strap yourself in for 10 consecutive days of sporting action.

Do more with less: Rio's iconic Maracana delivers another powerful opening ceremony
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# Curtain Raiser

Do more with less: Rio's iconic Maracana delivers another powerful opening ceremony

Sep 8th 2016, 4:25 AM 7,558 Views 8 Comments

Let the Games begin.

A month after fracturing her spine in a horror crash at the Olympics, Dutch rider wins race
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# Recovery

A month after fracturing her spine in a horror crash at the Olympics, Dutch rider wins race

Sep 7th 2016, 11:15 AM 6,002 Views 3 Comments

“I hadn’t expected this at all,” she told reporters.

Letter from Rio: Anticipation builds as Paralympic spirit overshadows financial crisis
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# Let The Games Begin

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

Sep 7th 2016, 8:15 AM 8,447 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Sep 7th 2016, 7:30 AM 5,934 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Sep 6th 2016, 7:00 AM 2,180 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Sep 5th 2016, 3:17 PM 1,580 Views 1 Comment

The Rio Games begin on Wednesday.

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

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

Sep 3rd 2016, 10:30 PM 21,656 Views 5 Comments

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

Cork City Samba invented this O'Donovan brothers remix of 'row, row, row your boat'
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# Skibbereen

Cork City Samba invented this O'Donovan brothers remix of 'row, row, row your boat'

Sep 3rd 2016, 1:29 PM 3,394 Views 0 Comments

Close your eyes, pull like a dog, that’s the Olympic dream.

The Cork City Samba Band led a brilliant singalong for the O'Donovan brothers
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# Skibbereen

The Cork City Samba Band led a brilliant singalong for the O'Donovan brothers

Sep 3rd 2016, 1:01 PM 4,500 Views 0 Comments

Close your eyes, pull like a dog, that’s the Olympic dream.

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

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

Aug 31st 2016, 8:27 PM 2,929 Views 1 Comment

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

Pat Hickey's family says he's receiving 'necessary support' from Irish Government
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# Rio 2016

Pat Hickey's family says he's receiving 'necessary support' from Irish Government

Aug 31st 2016, 7:54 PM 17,995 Views 0 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to the 71-year-old, his family has said.

Russia to hold alternative event to Paralympics for their banned athletes
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# Rio 2016

Russia to hold alternative event to Paralympics for their banned athletes

Aug 31st 2016, 7:25 PM 2,840 Views 4 Comments

They’re hosting a two-day event in Moscow.

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: The cyclists
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Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: The cyclists

Aug 31st 2016, 8:00 AM 3,737 Views 0 Comments

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

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Triathlon and shooting
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# Paralympics

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Triathlon and shooting

Aug 30th 2016, 5:00 PM 3,992 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Aug 30th 2016, 8:00 AM 3,945 Views 0 Comments

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

WATCH: 'It's just a standard Monday night in Skibbereen' - the O'Donovans are welcomed home
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# Skibb

WATCH: 'It's just a standard Monday night in Skibbereen' - the O'Donovans are welcomed home

Aug 30th 2016, 12:21 AM 19,213 Views 18 Comments

There was only one place to be tonight.

Paul O'Donovan: 'We're not great at judging crowds but I’d say there's a million or something here'
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# Skibb

Paul O'Donovan: 'We're not great at judging crowds but I’d say there's a million or something here'

Aug 29th 2016, 9:47 PM 13,811 Views 2 Comments

‘Eileen, how’s the form?’

The whole of Skibbereen came out for the O'Donovan brothers' homecoming this evening
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# Pull Like A Dog

The whole of Skibbereen came out for the O'Donovan brothers' homecoming this evening

Aug 29th 2016, 7:57 PM 7,042 Views 3 Comments

A hero’s welcome.

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Sailing and canoeing
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Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Sailing and canoeing

Aug 29th 2016, 5:00 PM 2,262 Views 0 Comments

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

US Olympic hero Katie Ledecky on why she's passing up an estimated $5 million per year
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# Bigger Picture

US Olympic hero Katie Ledecky on why she's passing up an estimated $5 million per year

Aug 29th 2016, 3:29 PM 12,311 Views 10 Comments

The 19-year-old American star is set to attend Stanford University.

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: the track and field athletes
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Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: the track and field athletes

Aug 29th 2016, 6:50 AM 3,616 Views 4 Comments

Our athlete-by-athlete guide to the Rio Games begins today.

O'Donovan brothers receive heroes' welcome home after Olympics triumph
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# Joy

O'Donovan brothers receive heroes' welcome home after Olympics triumph

Aug 28th 2016, 10:42 PM 7,997 Views 2 Comments

Paul and Gary will enjoy further acclaim as they prepare for an open-top bus celebration in Skibbereen.

The dysfunction of the Olympics, clotted-up blood and the week's best sportswriting
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# Well Read

The dysfunction of the Olympics, clotted-up blood and the week's best sportswriting

Aug 28th 2016, 8:40 AM 4,870 Views 0 Comments

Also, pondering what happens when Roger Federer’s ageless body finally gives up and the increased violence in wrestling.

Ireland's Ciara Mageean recovers from her Olympics disappointment in stunning fashion
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Ireland's Ciara Mageean recovers from her Olympics disappointment in stunning fashion

Aug 27th 2016, 9:50 PM 11,177 Views 4 Comments

The Portaferry runner knocked five seconds off her personal best tonight

Pat Hickey family lawyer: "It could be you or I who are in that situation"
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Pat Hickey family lawyer: "It could be you or I who are in that situation"

Aug 27th 2016, 12:49 PM 29,231 Views 0 Comments

Anne Marie James says that the former Olympic executive has already been denied a fair trial.

Irish boxers investigated for betting during Olympic Games
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# Against The Rules

Irish boxers investigated for betting during Olympic Games

Aug 27th 2016, 11:04 AM 39,849 Views 49 Comments

It is not yet known on which sports the boxers had placed the bets.

Scott Evans considering U-turn on Tokyo 2020 after rewarding Rio campaign
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Scott Evans considering U-turn on Tokyo 2020 after rewarding Rio campaign

Aug 27th 2016, 10:00 AM 19,588 Views 7 Comments

Ireland’s number one reflects on a historic Olympics, explains why he is weighing up his options and opens up on the camaraderie in the Irish camp.

'It goes without saying that going to the gala in Navan that day was the best decision of my life'
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'It goes without saying that going to the gala in Navan that day was the best decision of my life'

Aug 27th 2016, 7:30 AM 5,058 Views 0 Comments

Swimmer James Scully is preparing for his second Paralympic Games having fallen in love with the sport by chance.

'When you're lying in that bed in Dún Laoghaire, it's easy to think it's all over but it's far from it'
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'When you're lying in that bed in Dún Laoghaire, it's easy to think it's all over but it's far from it'

Aug 26th 2016, 3:53 PM 19,884 Views 6 Comments

Twelve years after he was left paralysed, Westmeath para-cyclist Declan Slevin recounts the journey which has taken him to the Paralympic Games.

Russian fighter Nikitin rewarded with BMW for beating Michael Conlan
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# Ah Here

Russian fighter Nikitin rewarded with BMW for beating Michael Conlan

Aug 25th 2016, 6:34 PM 15,946 Views 10 Comments

All of the country’s medallists will be given a new set of wheels.

Former Tipp minor hurler qualifies for Rio Paralympics after expulsion of Russian athletes
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Former Tipp minor hurler qualifies for Rio Paralympics after expulsion of Russian athletes

Aug 25th 2016, 1:52 PM 28,426 Views 6 Comments

Ireland’s athletes depart for Rio this afternoon.

An Post did a stellar job of delivering this letter to Annalise Murphy
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An Post did a stellar job of delivering this letter to Annalise Murphy

Aug 25th 2016, 11:34 AM 15,949 Views 2 Comments

Hats off to the postie.