Rio 2016


Ireland will have four athletes compete at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Ellen Keane, James Scully, Ailbhe Kelly and Nicole Turner will complete from September 8th – 18th in Brazil. Check in here regularly for all of the information you need on the 4 swimmers throughout the Games.

Games Times

Thursday 15th September – Ellen Keane surges into 100m Butterfly Final

The – What a star! Ellen Keane into another final the morning after claiming Paralympic Bronze

The Irish Times - Ellen Keane reaches another Paralympics Final

The Irish Examiner – Ellen Keane and Nicole Turner book Final places in Rio

Wednesday 14th September

The – Ellen Keane produces the performance of her career to win Bronze in the pool – Ellen Keane bags Bronze in 100m Breaststroke at Paralympic Games


Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (7th – 18th September)

Paralympics Ireland Website

Schedule and Results

Pre Games News and Interviews 

31/08/16 Newstalk (Ellen Keane) – LISTEN Documentary On Newstalk: Personal Best – The Story Behind Irish Women in Paralympic Sport

30/08/16 The – Meet Ireland’s Paralympic team: The swimmers

26/08/16 The (James Scully) - ‘It goes without saying that going to the gala in Navan that day was the best decision of my life’

23/08/16 The (Ellen Keane) – ’15 Days and counting! a few weeks ago i was nervous but now i can’t wait to get to Rio”

27/07/16 The (Ellen Keane) - “I was really surprised and a bit overwhelmed by the support” Ellen Keane’s Road to Rio Diary

23/07/16 LISTEN: Off the Ball: Saturday Panel (Shane Ryan, Nicholas Quinn & Ailbhe Kelly) - Swimming to Rio

22/07/16 IPC Swimming - Nicole Turner Ready for her Paralympic debut

22/07/16 Leinster Leader (Nicole Turner) – Marlins Maestro Turner on her way to Rio

Athlete Biographies

Ellen Keane

Nicole Turner

Ailbhe Kelly

James Scully


2016 Olympic Games

Post Games News & Interviews

The – Team Ireland visited the Aras today and there were smiles all around

Newstalk – Oliver Dingley bumping into Boris Becker in Rio wasn’t the great moment he hoped it would be

Newstalk (Off the Ball) – LISTEN Ireland’s Olympic Diver Oliver Dingley

Game Time News and Interviews

The Irish Times - Oliver Dingley delivers some cheer at last amidst the wind and noise

Irish Independent – Irish diver Oliver dingley makes history by qualifying for Olympic semi-final

RTE Sport – Dingley reflects on “rollercoaster” day of history

RTE Sport – Dingley delivers in nerve wracking preliminaries 

Irish Examiner – Oliver Dingley qualifies for Olympic semi-finals with spectacular last dive

The 42 – Oliver Dingley advances to semi-finals of men’s 3m springboard

RTE Sport – Shane Ryan falls short in Freestyle bid and bows out of Olympics

Irish Examiner – Third not enough for Shane Ryan

Irish Independent – Fiona Doyle’s Olympic’s end despite superb showing in 200m Breaststroke heats

Irish Independent – Ryan and Quinn come up short

Connaught Telegraph – Nicholas enjoys “amazing” experience

The Mayo News – Olympic Dream Over for Castlebar’s Quinn

The – Shane Ryan 2nd in Freestyle heat, but it’s not fast enough to qualify

The – “I left everything in the pool” Nicholas Quinn walks away from Rio 2016 with head held high after heat victory

10/08/16 Irish Examiner  - Nicholas Quinn just misses out on semi-final place despite winning heat 2

09/08/16 Shane Ryan 16th in Olympic Semi-Final

07/08/16 Shane Ryan Progresses to 100m Backstroke Semi-Final; Fiona Doyle 20th in Breaststroke

07/08/16 The 42 – Shane Ryan backstrokes his way into swimming semi-final for Ireland

07/08/16 Quinn Tests Rio Waters; Doyle & Ryan Ready for Main Events

06/08/16 RTE Radio - Des Cahill chats with Nicholas Quinn and his parents after his race Saturday

Pre Games News and Interviews

08/08/16 Irish Independent – Shane Ryan feels like a new man after switching allegiance to Ireland from US

05/08/16 Irish Post  -  Interview: Team Ireland diver Oliver Dingley on Rio, switching from GB to Ireland and the opening ceremony

05/08/16 Irish Examiner – All American swimmer makes green leap of faith

04/08/16 Irish Independent (Oliver Dingley) – The fighting and diving Irish: ‘Best team ever’ set for record medal haul

04/08/16 Irish – Mayo Matters featuring Nicholas Quinn (at 5 minutes)

04/08/16 The Irish Examiner – Missing London Olympics was a blessing says maturer Fiona Doyle

03/08/16 – From Castlebar to Uberlandia: Irish Olympic swimmer Nicholas Quinn has come a long way to race in Rio

02/08/16 RTE Sport – Family edge gave Doyle the edge in Rio quest

02/08/16 Mayo News (Nicholas Quinn) – Final countdown to Rio begins for Castlebar swimmer

02/08/16 Irish Times (Video) – Oliver Dingley: Ireland’s first Olympic diver in 68 years

02/08/16 – – “Maybe I can start my own legacy” Oliver Dingley aiming to make a splash at the Olympics

01/08/16 – Haverford’s Shane Ryan to represent Ireland in Olympic swimming

01/08/16 Newstalk(Fiona Doyle) – Swimming is an Individual sport, but reaching the Olympics is not an individual achievement.

30/07/16 The Irish Examiner – Nicholas Quinn: “I always saw Olympians as heroes, superhumans. Something else altogether”.

30/07/2016 The – Meet Ireland’s Olympic Team – Nicholas Quinn

29/07/16 The – Meet Ireland’s Olympic Team – Shane Ryan

28/07/16 Limerick Leader – Limerick’s Fiona Doyle arrives in Brazil for Olympics

26/07/16 RTE Six One News (All Athletes)  (@39.49)

26/07/16 The (Nicholas Quinn) – The soon-to-be Irish Olympian who could have been a Mayo GAA star

26/07/16 Electric Ireland (Oliver Dingley) – Oliver Dingley on sporting memories and morning routines

26/07/16 The Gauntlet (Canada) (Fiona Doyle) – Former Dinos swimmer prepared to compete in 2016 Olympic Games

25/07/16 The  - Meet Ireland’s Olympic Team: Oliver Dingley

23/07/16 LISTEN: Off the Ball: Saturday Panel (Shane Ryan, Nicholas Quinn & Ailbhe Kelly) – Swimming to Rio

22/07/16 RTE Online (Shane Ryan) - Ryan: I’m Committed to Ireland for the Long Haul

22/07/16 RTE Online (Oliver Dingley) - Ireland’s diving hope Oliver Dingley aiming to create a ‘whole new legacy’

19/07/16 Mayo News (Nicholas Quinn) – Castlebar Olympian Makes a Splash

18/07/16 The (Fiona Doyle) - Fiona Doyle Olympic Swimmer Profile

12/07/16 Mayo News (Nicholas Quinn) – Olympic Swimmer Returns to Castlebar

09/06/16 Newstalk Henry McKean (with Oliver Dingley) – Henry’s Road to Rio (Diving)

08/06/16 RTE Radio 1 Drivetime – Oliver Dingley with Brian O’Connell

08/06/16 The Irish Examiner – Meet Fiona Doyle – the Olympic contender hoping to make a splash in Rio

Sunday Independent (Shane Ryan) – Crossing the pond and making a splash

Mayo News (Nicholas Quinn) – Mayo’s latest Olympian sets his sights on Rio


Oliver Dingley – Irish Times

Oliver Dingley – Electric Ireland

Fiona Doyle – Electric Ireland Ad

Fiona Doyle – Electric Ireland Interview


Sportsfile – Media Day

Inpho – Media Day

Athlete Biographies

Fiona Doyle Bio Nicholas Quinn Bio Shane Ryan Bio Oliver Dingley Bio

Useful Documents

Olympic Games Schedule - Swimming/Diving Irish Swimmers at the Olympic Games Diving at Rio 2016 - How does it work?