Eagle AC present training grant to Paralympic Athlete Niamh McCarthy

Niamh McCarthy is a Paralympic Athlete from Carrigaline who won a Bronze medal in the IPC World Championships in Doha in October of 2015. Considering that the club organises a 5 mile road race in Carrigaline every year, the committee of Eagle AC thought it only appropriate that we should support Niamh as a local athlete in her quest to qualify for the upcoming 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

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Race director Denis Looney presenting Niamh McCarthy with a training grant

With this mind, the club were delighted to present Niamh with a cheque for €400 from the club funds to help in her intensive training programme.

Niamh who is 22 years old has been involved in athletics for the last four years. Her main discipline is the discus where she competes in the Paralympic F41 category. She is coached locally by John McCarthy of Rebel Wheelers and also nationally by Dave Sweeney in Dublin.

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Over the last few years, she has continually improved and this culminated with a Bronze medal in the IPC World Championships in Doha.

Niamh gave a presentation recently in Ballincollig and you can see it below. It outlines her journey so far…

Links…

Niamh has a Facebook page here… https://www.facebook.com/niamhmacdiscus

and a Twitter account here… https://twitter.com/niamhmacdiscus

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Local Paralympic athlete Niamh McCarthy acted as official starter for the 2016 Carrigaline 5 mile road race

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Niamh in action at the 2015 IPC World Championships in Doha

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