Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Sport, Timmy Dooley TD, has paid tribute to the tremendous success that Team Ireland enjoyed at the Paralympic Games.
Deputy Dooley was speaking after the 49-strong team brought home a record 16 medals at the Paralympic Games in London, which finished yesterday.
“I would like to congratulate each and every one of the 49 competitors who represented Ireland with such distinction at the Paralympic Games in London. While the medal winners will rightly receive the plaudits, every athlete that competed did themselves, their families and their country proud.
“Hearing the athletes speak about how proud they were to represent their country, showed us all just how grounded these young men and women are. These athletes and their performance at the Paralympics will help to give hope and confidence not just to others who are faced with the challenges of a disability, but to the entire nation.”