Irish in contention as European Championships enter final days play

Following the success of the Irish squad in the Team & Pair events earlier this week at the European Boccia Championships, the Irish have continued their strong form with no fewer than 5 of the 7 member squad qualifying from their pools in the Individual competition today in Portugal

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BC3 Pair win silver medal at European Championships

The Irish BC3 Pair today secured the European Championship silver medal in Portgual, after the narrowest of defeats in today’s final in a tie-break against the hosts. It marked the end of great day for Irish Boccia, with the BC1/BC2 Team narrowly missing out on a medal with defeat in the 3rd/4th place play off game against Spain.

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Boccia: BC1/BC2 Team through to quarter finals of Euro Championships

After a tense first days play at the 2009 European Boccia Championships in Portugal, Ireland’s BC1/BC2 Team of Padraic Moran, Tom Leahy, Jason Kearney and Bobbie Connolly just did enough in their 3 pool games to secure a quarter-final match against Norway tomorrow.

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CP Soccer Taster Session

Are you male, aged between 10 and 25 and have cerebral palsy? FAI and CPSI are aiming to set up regular training sessions for CP 7 a side football in Munster, with a view to feeding into the national Paralympic squad.

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Irish Cerebral Palsy Soccer Squad Triumph in Barcelona Invitational

We left the Clarion Hotel on Friday the 5th June at 4.30am to catch
our flight at 6am, I was a little concerned about the early departure
as we had to play Spain at 5pm that same evening.

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Paralions Athletic Day – 21st June – Santry Stadium

Following on from the great success of the day three NGB’s, IWA – Sport, CP Sports, Irish Blind Sports will jointly host an Athletics day on June 21st in Santry Stadium from 1030 to 4pm.

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IWA National Athletic Championships – July 4th – Santry Stadium

IWA – Sport will host its annual National Athletics Championships on July 4th in Santry Stadium.

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Coaching Ireland launches coaching people with disabilities all-island framework

Over the last decade awareness of sport for people with disabilities in Ireland has increased due to several factors including, the hosting of the Special Olympics World Games, the successes of Irish athletes at Paralympic Games and the development of structures by the Irish Sports Council, Sport NI, Disability NGB’s, Disability Sport agencies and a number of mainstream NGB’s.

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Cycling: Irish squad excel at Grand Prix of Wales

Hot on the heels of their medal winning and record setting performances at last weeks Paralympic Track World Cup in Manchester the Irish Paralympic Cycling Squad were back to their winning ways finishing in first place in three of the four categories they competed in and second in the fourth category at the International Grand Prix of Wales in Newport yesterday.

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Irish Cycling squad secure medals at Paralympic World Cup in Manchester

Just 0.074 of a second is all that separated the Irish Female Tandem pairing of Catherine Walsh and her pilot Caroline Ryan from the gold medal in the 3km Pursuit at the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester today. The girls were drawn to ride off for the gold medal against the current World and Paralympic Champion British cyclist Aileen McGlynn and her pilot Vicky Begg in what turned out to be the closest fought race of the event.

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