Good luck to DCU athlete, Padraic Moran who will be competing in the 2012 Paralympic Games which begin on Wednesday 29th August in London.
Competing in the Boccia team event, Padraic has previously won Gold as an individual BC1 player in the World Boccia Championships in Lisbon in 2010 and has since been reclassified as a BC2 athlete, meaning he does not have an assistant on court. Padraic has cerebral palsy and balances his training with studying Communications at DCU and working as a producer in East Coast FM. Speaking about the Paralympic Games Padraic says, "The next generation of athletes that come through, they're going to see what we go through, they're going to see the emotion and it will inspire people."
Padraic will be featured in Beyond Limits on Setanta Sports, the Irish broadcaster of the Paralympics, on Monday 27th August at 9:45pm. Beyond Limits, presented by Mark Pollock, the blind and paralysed adventure athlete, tells the stories of elite Irish Paralympic athletes as they train and prepare for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The documentary follows the journey of athletes who have overcome physical barriers to not just compete but win at the highest levels in sport, capturing their personal stories, achievements, courage and hopes for London 2012. The programme will be repeated on August 28th at 12:30pm, August 29th at 3:00pm, September 5th at 11:20pm and September 8th at 9:15pm.
For a preview of Beyond Limits click here.