Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting as a sport in 2002, one year before his accident. He was introduced to shooting Para sport at age 34 by his friend Ray Kane.
Why this sport?
He was determined to continue shooting following his accident. "When I woke up from my coma and they told me I had lost my leg, I was just lying there thinking, 'Right, do you know what? I can still shoot'. I fell in love with how technical it was and how precise everything has to be in order to shoot a perfect score [after a demonstration by another Para shooter Ray Kane]."
Club / Team
Defence Forces Shooting Team [DFST]: Ireland
Name of coach
Ray Kane [national]
Baldy (irishmilitaryonline.com, 16 Aug 2012)
He has competed in able-bodied shooting events for the Irish Army. (targetshooting.ie, 01 Aug 2017; irishexaminer.com, 31 Aug 2012)
He became the first shooter to represent Ireland at the Paralympic Games when he competed at the 2012 Games in London. (paralympic.org, 25 Jun 2013)
In 2003 he was involved in a road accident while serving in Liberia as a sergeant with the Irish military. He fell into a coma and his right leg had to be amputated. (independent.ie, 31 Aug 2012)
|R1 - Men's 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH1||Qualification||2012-08-31||29|
|R3 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH1||Qualification||2012-09-01||43|
|R6 - Mixed 50 m Rifle Prone SH1||Qualification||2012-09-04||18|
|R7 - Men's 50 m Rifle 3 Positions SH1||Qualification||2012-09-05||17|
|Men's 10m Air Rifle standing SH1||Qualification||2014-07-19||34|
|Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1||Qualification||2014-07-21||56|
|Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1||Elimination||2014-07-22||21|
|Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1||Qualification||2014-07-22||23|
|Men's 50m Free Rifle 3x40 SH1||Qualification||2014-07-25||22|
|R1 - Men's 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH1||Qualification||2016-09-08||19|
|R3 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH1||Qualification||2016-09-10||33|
|R7 - Men's 50 m Rifle 3 Positions SH1||Qualification||2016-09-12||20|
|R6 - Mixed 50 m Rifle Prone SH1||Qualification||2016-09-14||29|