The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Ireland is looking to honour its past Paralympians later this year. With that, it reminding memebers of the public to help them get in contact with past Irish Paralympic athletes from the first Games in 1960 all the way through to today.
The Paralympian Recognition Programme, which was launched last summer, will see each Irish Paralympian receive a pin and a unique number in order to recognise their contribution to the Paralympic Movement in Ireland.
The Programme was organised by the NPC’s Athletes’ Commission and aims to recognise every Irish Paralympic athlete from the first Games in 1960 until now.
The sole surviving member of the first Irish Paralympic team from Rome 1960; Oliver Murphy was presented with the number one pin at the launch last year.
NPC Ireland has compiled a list of Paralympians to date which is available on their website.
For more information, visit Paralympics.ie.