Sun, 18 Dec, 2016
Tue, 01 Nov, 2016
Fri, 23 Sep, 2016
(28), a visually impaired sprinter from Derry, is officially the ‘fastest Paralympian on the planet.’ His 100m personal best (10:22) is the second fastest ever by an Irishman and he is also one of only 10 Irish men to break 21 seconds. He won T13 gold at both 100m & 200m in the 2008 Beijing and 2012 Paralympics and won his fifth Paralympic gold medal by winning the T13 100m final in Rio de Janeiro.
Mon, 19 Sep, 2016
is a visually impaired sprinter from Derry, is officially the ‘fastest Paralympian on the planet.’ In this month's blog, he discusses his final preparations and why he's skipping the opening ceremony.
Tue, 23 Aug, 2016
Tue, 02 Aug, 2016
Dr Patrick O’Leary lives in Galway with his wife Jude and children Sean, 10, and Joe, 8. He lectures in organic chemistry at NUIG and, in September, will be Ireland’s first para-canoeist to compete in the Paralympics. He qualified for Rio by winning the KL3 B final at last month’s World Para-Canoeing Championships in a new personal best time. He has been canoeing for 26 years but only in para-canoeing for the past three.
Sat, 23 Jul, 2016
IT’S 20 years since this column sat down to complete the Leaving Cert – for a second, excruciating time – but it is probably some sort of twisted pseudo-tribute to that daunting time in all our lives that scraps of the information we had to learn by rote occasionally jostle their way back to the forefront of the mind when least expected, writes.
Fri, 30 Jan, 2015
When journalist Brenda Power claimed in a newspaper article that feuding was the main expression of Traveller culture and that Traveller males are lazy, violent, drunken, and misogynistic, she evoked a response that has not been seen since Mary Ellen Synon attacked the Paralympics in 2000.
Sat, 19 Apr, 2014
Heather Mills is facing a fine of up to €1,000 and referral to the International Paralympic Committee’s Legal and Ethics Commission after a furious row which ended her hopes of representing Great Britain at next year’s Winter Paralympics in Sochi.
Thu, 19 Dec, 2013
MARK Rohan lives the life of a professional athlete but he remembers how it was before a motorbike accident left him with four broken bones in his back, four compound fractures of his right leg, a bone broken on his left foot, four broken ribs, a torn Aorta, a broken sternum and a broken clavicle.
Tue, 13 Aug, 2013