20 Paralympic Athletics supported by ISC International Carding Scheme

The Irish Sports Council yesterday announced details of the 2015 International Carding Scheme. A total of €1.57million was announced in direct athlete funding.

Twenty Paralympic athletes feature on the funding list in addition to the pilot riders on the tandem bikes. Eleven of those athletes are funded at the highest ‘podium’ level.

The direct financial assistance is complemented by the access the athletes have to sports science, medicine and lifestyle services through the Irish Institute of Sport.

Welcoming the investment on behalf of the Paralympic athletes supported, Paralympics Ireland CEO Liam Harbison said; “We welcome the continued support of the ISC and it’s particularly good to see the ongoing top class medal performance of Paralympic athletes reflected in the fact that over half of the podium awards are for Paralympic athletes.  This support is vital as the athletes seek to secure qualification for Rio 2016 this year”.

Name

Sport

Category

Award

Patrick O’Leary

Canoeing

World Class

€20,000

Colin Lynch

Cycling

Podium

€40,000

Mark Rohan

Cycling

Podium

€40,000

Katie-George Dunlevy

Cycling

Podium

€30,000

Eoghan Clifford

Cycling

Podium

€20,000

Enda Smyth

Cycling

International

€3,000

Tandem Pilot Athletes

Cycling

 

€30,000

Michael McKillop

Athletics

Podium

€40,000

Jason Smyth

Athletics

Podium

€40,000

Orla Barry

Athletics

Podium

€40,000

Deirdre Mongan

Athletics

International

€6,000

John McCarthy

Athletics

International

€12,000

Lorraine Regan

Athletics

International

€12,000

Ellen Keane

Swimming

Podium

€40,000

Darragh McDonald

Swimming

Podium

€40,000

Laurence McGivern

Swimming

Podium

€40,000

James Scully

Swimming

Podium

€40,000

Helen Kearney

Equestrian

International

€12,000

John Twomey

Sailing

International

€12,000

Ian Costelloe

Sailing

International

€12,000

Austin O’Carroll

Sailing

International

€12,000

Rena McCarron Rooney

Table Tennis

International

€12,000

 

 

 

TOTAL €553,000

 

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