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Search begins for Ireland’s next Paralympic Football star

The Ireland Paralympic squad are searching for the next national hero as they begin preparations for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Navigating the waves to Rio 2016

Irish Paralympic Sailors, John Twomey, Ian Costelloe and Austin O’Carroll set off for Melbourne, Australia to compete in the 2015 Para Worlds Sailing Championships for a place on the start line in Rio next year.

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Sixth for John McCarthy in 400m final at IPC Athletics World Championships

Incredible seven medals won by Irish team at these Championships including three golds

Wheelchair racer John McCarthy rounded off the Irish interest on the concluding day of the 2015 IPC Paralympic Athletics World Championships in Doha with a sixth place finish in the T51 400m final. The Cork athlete, who has competed at three Paralympic Games, finished his second final of the week in a time of 1:35.39.

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Michael McKillop wins 1500m GOLD at IPC Paralympic Athletics World Championships

Seventh world championship gold for perennial champion McKillop

Ireland’s Michael McKillop has successfully defended his 1500m title at the 2015 IPC Paralympic Athletics World Championships in Doha this evening in superb style, claiming the gold medal in a time of 4:16.21. Remarkably this is McKillop’s seventh world championship gold medal; his second of the week after his 800m win last Saturday. In all this brings to twelve the number of major championship medals the Antrim athlete has won.

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Ninth for Javelin thrower Lorraine Regan at IPC Paralympic Athletics World Championships

McKillop to defend 1500m world title tomorrow

The sole Irish athlete in action at the Paralympic Athletics World Championships in Doha today; Lorraine Regan, has finished ninth in the final of the F56 Javelin. In this her debut World Championships the Offaly native was disappointed her best throw on the night of 14.47m was some way short of her best mark achieved earlier this season. Unfortunately her other two attempts were ruled as foul throws.

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