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Congratulations to the Irish Paralympic Team

Bluebird Care would like to congratulate the Irish Paralympic Team for an outstanding performance at the 2012 London Games.

The team returned home this week with a medal tally of 16, which put Ireland in 19th position on the overall medal table. Ten athletes won eight gold, three silver and five bronze medals between them.

There were four athletics medals: two gold for Jason Smyth in the men’s 100m and 200m, two gold for Michael McKillop in the men’s 1500m and 800m, silver for discus thrower Catherine O’Neill and bronze for discus thrower Orla Barry.

There were five cycling medals. Two gold for Mark Rohan, a bronze for James Brown and a bronze and silver for Catherine Walsh.

In equestrian, Helen Kearney won individual silver and bronze and there was also a team bronze medal.

In swimming, Darragh McDonald ( freestyle) and Bethany Firth (backstroke) both took gold.

Well done to all athletes across all sporting genres