Irish Paralympic Swimmers

Six-Strong Team for IPC Swimming European Open Championships

April 20th, 2016, by   David   D

Paralympics Ireland has announced a very competitive team to represent Ireland at the Paralympic (IPC) Swimming European Open Championships which will take place in Funchal, Portugal, from May 1st to May 7th.

The Irish team, which is sponsored by Allianz, is made up of World Championship bronze medallist and double Paralympian (Beijing 2008 and London 2012) Ellen Keane along with fellow London Paralympians, James Scully and Jonathan McGrath. The team also features Ailbhe Kelly and Nicole Turner who made their debut on the international stage at the 2015 World Championships, while 14-year-old Barry McClements is competi... Read More

Paralympic Swimming Team

6 Member Irish Paralympic Team Heading to World Swimming Championships in Glasgow

July 3rd, 2015, by   David   D

Double Paralympians Darragh McDonald and Ellen Keane lead a six-strong Irish team to compete in the World Swimming Championships in Glasgow from July 13-19.

The team, which is supported by Allianz Ireland, includes previous Paralympians James Scully and Jonathan McGrath as well as newcomers Ailbhe Kelly and Nicole Turner.

Team Manager Hayley Burke sees these championships as vital preparation for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

“We’ve just returned from a really positive and productive ten day warm weather camp in Fuerteventura. All the team worked exceptionally hard fine tuning final preparations there and are in good sh... Read More


Paralympics 2012 Preview - Cathal Miller

August 23rd, 2012, by   Richard  .

By John Farrell of Setanta Sports

Top cyclist and Irish Paralympic flag bearer, Cathal Miller, began his journey to the London 2012 games in 2005 when he joined the Fixx Rouleurs cycling club and he has had a meteoric rise ever since.

Miller was a successful rugby player with Clontarf RFC and Aer Lingus before deciding to join the Fixx Rouleurs and setting out on the journey that has made him one of the most popular members of the Irish squad.

The Dublin man is an Amputee. He cycles with a prosthetic right arm but it hasn’t stopped him competing and excelling in both able bodied and Paralympic cycling.

He will compete in ... Read More


Paralympics 2012 Preview - Mark Rohan

August 21st, 2012, by   Richard  .

By Jason Farrell of Setanta Sports

The only man to win six world cup hand-cycling events in a row, Ireland’s Mark Rohan, heads to the Paralympics with Time Trial and Road Race glory on his mind.

A former Castledaly and Westmeath under-21 football star, Rohan was involved in a motor bike accident in 2001 which left him paralysed from the chest down.

He subsequently spent six months in the national rehabilitation centre in Dun Laoghaire before returning to the world of sport when he took up Wheelchair archery. However, not finding this challenging enough Rohan switched his attention to Wheelchair Basketball.

He founded the ... Read More