Hometown: Milltown, Co. Galway
Disability Group: F53
Deirdre secured a bronze medal in the Shot Put at the IPC World Championships in Doha in 2015, after she produced a best throw of 4.02 metres. Deirdre followed this with another excellent performance at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Grosseto, Italy where she claimed another bronze medal.
Deirdre competed at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and placed 5th, in a straight final, with a throw of 4.04m. She’s a dedicated and hard-working athlete, juggling training for her sport with motherhood.
Read about Deirdre in the news
RTE.ie September 2016