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Fun day in aid of Friends of Conor D

Five-year-old Conor Dufficy from Moate had his leg amputated following a tragic accident, and Conor and his family face many challenges in living as normal a life as possible.

Ray Silke chosen for Hall of Fame

Galway Advertiser GAA correspondent and All Ireland winning captain, Ray Silke, has been chosen as one of the first inductees of the University of Limerick Sports Hall of Fame.

Santa Dash for Simon to take place December 19

Midlands Simon Community, in partnership with Athlone Institute of Technology and local Paralympic double gold medallist Mark Rohan, are delighted to announce that the second annual Santa Dash will take place on Wednesday December 19 at 7pm at AIT. This one-mile event is an excellent way for people across the Midlands to show solidarity with some of the most vulnerable in our society this Christmas.

Luisne Art Project celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Luisne Art Project will launch a new exhibition of art with special guest speaker Denis Toomey, manager of the Irish Paralympic Cycling Team.

Gold for Mark as Ballinahown prepares for homecoming

Ballinahown’s Mark Rohan became a Paralympic gold medalist on Wednesday evening after winning the individual handbike time trial with a time of 35:41:54.

Paralympic athletes: diet for success

Now that the Olympics are over, our nerves won’t get a chance to settle down before switching to the excitement of the Paralympic Games. Paralympics Ireland is sending a team of 49 athletes to the Games, and we hope they will emulate the success they had in Beijing when they took home three gold medals, one silver, and one bronze. Here in the Midlands we have a local interest with local hand cyclist, Mark Rohan from Ballinahown, competing.

Olympic spotlight now turns to Ballinahown’s Mark Rohan

After all the Olympic excitement in the north of the county in the last couple of weeks dies down, the focus this week turns to the Paralympics, as Ballinahown’s Mark Rohan prepares to go to London as a red-hot favourite.

Renault buyers help raise €45,000 for charity

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Customers who bought a new Renault car in September have helped contribute to €45,000 raised for the Paralympics Council of Ireland in just one month.

Renault buyers help raise €45,000 for charity

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Customers who bought a new Renault car in September can be very proud that they have contributed to a fantastic €45,000 raised for the Paralympics Council of Ireland in just one month.

Kilkenny athlete for IPC World Championships

A Kilkenny Paralympic athlete has been named on the nine-person Irish team for the 2011 IPC World Athletics Championships, due to be held in Christchurch, New Zealand next January.

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