Monday, July 2, 2012

Women of the Irish Paralympics Team

Fifty-eight days to go to the London Paralympics and all round the world teams are filling up. The Irish team has been fully announced with a couple of the women we've had on here grabbing their place.

This is the full list of the women heading to the Paralympics for Ireland:



Orla Barry

Ladysbridge, Cork
F57 Discus

Ailish Dunne*

Mountmellick, Laois
F11 Discus F11 Shot Put

Heather Jameson*

Garristown, Dublin
T37 100m, T37 200m,
F37 Long Jump

Nadine Lattimore*

Baldoyle, Dublin
F11 Discus, F11 Shot Put

Roberta Connolly

Dublin
BC2 Mixed Individual,
BC1/2 Mixed Team

Katie-George Dunlevy*

Crawley, UK
Track – WB 1km Time Trial,
WB 3km Individual Pursuit Road,
WB Time Trial, WB Road Race

Sandra Fitzgerald*

Cobh, Cork
Track – WB 1km Time Trial,
WB 3km Individual Pursuit Road,
WB Time Trial, WB Road Race


Fran Meehan*

Kilurin, Offaly
Track – WB 1km Time Trial,
WB 3km Individual Pursuit Road,
WB Time Trial, WB Road Race


Catherine Walsh

Swords, Dublin
Track – WB 1km Time Trial,
WB 3km Individual Pursuit Road,
WB Time Trial, WB Road Race



Eilish Byrne

Drogheda, Louth
Grade II Team Test
Grade II Championship

Geraldine Savage*

Dublin (living in York, UK)
Grade Ia Team Test
Grade Ia Championship

Helen Kearney*

Dunlaven, Wicklow
Grade Ia Team Test
Grade Ia Championship

Sarah Caffrey*

Clonlara, Clare
Mixed Cox Four


Anne Marie McDaid*

Ramelton, Donegal
Mixed Cox Four

Helen Arbuthnot*

Christchurch, UK
Mixed Cox Four

Bethany Firth*

Seaford, Down
S14 200m Freestyle, S14 100m Backstroke,
SB14 100m Breastroke

Ellen Keane

Clontarf, Dublin
SM9 200m Individual Medley,
SB8 100m Breastroke,
S9 100m Butterfly


Eimear Breathnach

Ballinteer Dublin
TT1 Singles,
TT1-3 Team

Rena McCarron-Rooney

Buncrana, Donegal
TT2 Singles,
TT1-3 Team

And even though we all know that it's a huge honour to step up and represent at this event, winning is always nice too. Paralympics Ireland put out this release with the full list:

"Five reigning world champions will line up for Team Ireland – athletics’ Michael McKillop and Catherine O’Neill, plus cyclists Mark Rohan, Catherine Walsh and Colin Lynch. McKillop and fellow track star Jason Smyth will also defend the Paralympic titles they won at Beijing 2008. In addition, Ireland will compete for the first time ever in the sports of shooting and rowing at the Games."

The men and women together are listed here on Paralympics Ireland.

2 comments:

Snowcatcher said...

Awesome!!! I love that the Paralympians are finally getting the coverage they deserve. Now, if we can just get the women's Tour de France... :)

niamh said...

@Snowcatcher - now, now - don't be greedy :) Have you ever gone over to that?

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