Ireland’s Michael McKillop is consoled after the race by Louis Radius of France. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Athletics: Michael McKillop finishes eighth in the T37/38 1,500m final. Mary Fitzgerald finishes in sixth place in the F40 shot put. Ca(...)

Ireland’s Pat O’Leary of Ireland competing in the men’s VL3 200-metre sprint heats at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo. Photograph:  Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Ireland’s Pat O’Leary has made it through to the semi-finals in both the kayak KL3 and Va’a VL3 events at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. The 48-year-(...)

 Ireland’s Niamh McCarthy  competing in the F41 women’s discus final at the Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

There’s a reason ‘on the day’ is an integral part of sporting parlance when it comes to performance, a reckoning between preparation and the ability t(...)

Gary O’Reilly of Ireland competes in the men’s H5 road race at the Fuji International Speedway. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Road cycling: Gary O’Reilly finishes in fourth place in the H5 road race. Swimming: Ellen Keane finishes fifth in the final of the 200m indi(...)

Barry McClements competing in the Men’s S9 100M Backstroke final at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Swimmer Barry McClements set his third personal best time on Monday in the S9 100m Backstroke final. The Comber man battled gamely against a world cla(...)

Nicole Turner during her heat at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Swimming: Nicole Turner wins a silver medal, Barry McClements finishes seventh, and Róisín Ní Riain finishes sixth in their respective fi(...)

 Phil Eaglesham with his three sons Tyler,  Travis and Mason after he competed in the Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualifier at 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

The picture spoke to Philip Eaglesham, carrying a greater resonance than any words or counselling: three smiling boys hugging their father, delighting(...)

 Ireland’s Michael McKillop  celebrates  victory after the Men’s 1500 metre-T37 final at the   Paralympic Games in Rio. Photograph:  Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images

Olympic Stadium, Rio, September 11th 1,500 metres (T37) final Rugby offers some viable candidates in terms of most memorable events; the Ireland U(...)

Phillip Eaglesham with his three sons Tyler, aged 9, Travis, aged 13, and Mason, aged 6. Photograph: Sportsfile

Philip Eaglesham wanted to die. Unable to bear the mental torment and the way his depression affected his wife and three children, he made an attempt (...)