Sports

Irish Wheelchair Basketball League.

The next round of the Irish Wheelchair Basketball League will be hosted by the Limerick Scorpions which takes place in Limerick on 7th  of February.  All Supporters are welcome. Venue: UL Arena , University of Limerick, Limerick, Google maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/jCJJ7

Upcoming outstanding fixtures  confirmed :

  1. 29/1/2015 @8.30pm in Ursuline Blackrock Cork  (Fr Matthews v Limerick Scorpions)
  2. 12/2/2015 @8.30pm in IWA-Clontarf  (Dundalk Ravens WBC vs Fr Matthews)
  3. 17/2/2015 @6.30pm  in IWA-Clontarf  (Killester WBC v Dundalk Ravens WBC)

Last May ADFI hosted a most successful Corporate Golf day in glorious sunshine in Elm Park Golf Club.

We in ADFI are extremely grateful to our principle Sponsors, Ballsbridge Motors, Ability Matters, Tara McWilliam and I.D.S. Ottobock. Also our Tee Sponsors: Tony Conlon and Michael Buffini, B.C.R. Oisin O’Buachalla Esq. Kenilworth Motors. Atlantic Prosthetics Services, Galway. Tom McAuliffee Esq. Elm Park. Tom Murphy Esq. Murphy and Gunn, Rathgar. Bill Shortland Esq. Chairman, ADFI. Sinnot Autos, Wicklow. Tom Speer Esq. Brendan Carrigy Esq. President, Elm Park Golf Club. John Mulvey Esq. Elm Park Golf Club. Pat Keys Esq. Don O,Higgins Esq. Elm Park Golf Club. David Scannell Esq. Elm Park Golf Club.

On the day Golf  Team Captains were: George Kinane, Donal O’Hare, Seamus Cullimore, Garry Saul, Neville Murdoch, Clive Redford, Thomas O’Byrne, Ability Matters, Des Hanrahan, Charlie Chawke, The Goat Grill, Charlie Chawke, The Dropping Well, The Officers, Elm Park Golf Club, Anne Keys, The Accountants Panel, John Ryan, Ballsbridge Motors [1], John Ryan, Ballsbridge Motors [2], Dermot Murphy, Clonskea Motors, Eamon Condon, and Stuart McEvoy.

 

Prize winners

The golf competition was a stableford four person team event with two scores to count at each hole. It was keenly contested with some great scores recorded. The following is a list of prize winners on the day:

Nearest the pin – Brendan Lynch

Longest drive – Niall Collins

 3rd: Donal O’Hare, Eoghan O’Suilleabhain, Paid McMenamin, Michael Considine, 88 Points.

2nd: Fran Hurley, Peter Gray, Paul Hennerberry, Marty Doyle. 93 points.

1st: Des Hanrahan, Eamon McSweeney, Enda Buckley, Joey Irwin, 98 points.

 

 

Simon Baker marathon runner breaks world record 

A LIMERICK-based athlete won the hearts of supporters at the Dublin marathon yesterday when he broke a world record for the fastest marathon ever completed on crutches. There were huge cheers from the crowd when Simon Baker crossed the finish line after completing the course in six hours and 47 minutes, smashing the record by 26 minutes. The awe-inspiring achievement has earned the 41-year-old a listing in the Guinness Book of Records. http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/local/world-record-on-crutches-for-limerick-marathon-man-simon-1-2185769

Simon Baker

An inspiring Limerick marathon runner, world record holder and amputee, has Rio in his sights.
Check Simon’s website out on a limb. See Simon’s world record .Support Simon at his charity page

Galway Speeders

In Galway a new Multisport club has been launched for young people with a physical disability called “Galway Speeders”, we currently run Athletics, swimming, Kayaking, Sailing, Wheelchair basketball and Table tennis sessions. So if any young people are interested in joining us please contact info@speeders.ie and check out http://www.speeders.ie/ We also have an adult wheelchair basketball team on the lookout for new members and adults taking part in table tennis.

Amputee Football

The Irish Amputee Football Association (IAFA) was set up in April 2011, with the help and support of Oisin Jordan (Football For All National Coordinator from the Football Association of  Ireland). The aim of the Irish Amputee Football Association is to develop a national Irish league for amputees and promote and develop the sport of Amputee Football and the development of persons interested in the sport across Ireland. It is part of the FAI Football for All programme. See – http://www.irishamputeefootballassociation.com/

Local fixtures. Amputee Football training sessions take place in Mountview Community and Youth Centre, Clonsilla, Dublin 15 (www.mfcc.ie). Saturdays 12pm -1.30pm, Check for dates. All welcome. Contact the players on the Facebook page.

Paralympic superstars

Heinrich Popow (1 above) of Germany wins gold ahead of silver medallist Scott Reardon of Australia and Wojtek Czyz of Germany in the men’s 100m T42 on Day 9 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.

Markus Rehm (2 above) of Germany wins gold in the long jump -F42/44. He set a newworld record winning the long jump gold in the 2012 London Paralympic games.

Jonnie Peacock (3 above) takes gold with a world record in the 100m. British teenager Jonnie Peacock became the fastest amputee in the world by upstaging Oscar Pistorius in the biggest race of the Paralympics.

From Paralympics to the Olympics:

The London 2012 Olympics boasted a wealth of inspiring athletes whose stories of courage and determination continue to inspire long after the event. Amputees inspired by Paralympic Games were given free trials of state of the art prosthetic legs. Read more…

Fiji’s first Paralympics  Gold  in mens high jump.

Fijian amputee Iliesa Delana makes history. See Iliesa jump 1.74m to gain the title, click here

Adaptive snowboarder and double leg amputee Amy Purdy

World champion adaptive snowboarder and double amputee Amy Purdy has lived and breathed snowboarding for most of her life. When she lost both of her legs as a teenager and her slope shredding days seemed over, she pushed herself to keep going and became a gold medalist and an entrepreneur, and launched a non-profit to help other athletes like her. (Courtesy Adaptive Action Sports). See u-tube clip.