History

Timeline & Honors


Timeline

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    1960 Rome

    First ever Paralympic Games

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    1984 New York

    Boccia first introduced at a Paralympic Games

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    1987 Ireland

    Paralympic Council of Ireland Founded

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    1988 Seoul Paralympic Games

    Mixed Individual C2 – Gold – Thomas Leahy

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    1991 – Portugal: Boccia World Cup Championship

    World Champion – Thomas Leahy

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    1992 – Barcelona Paralympic Games

    Mixed Team C1 – C2 – Bronze: Martin McDonagh, Thomas Leahy, Jason Kearney & William Johnston
    Mixed Individual C1: William Johnston – Quarterfinalis

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    1996 – Atlanta Paralympic Games

    Individual C2 – Silver: Thomas Leahy

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    1999 – Argentina – Boccia World Championships

    World Champion: Arun Asan

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    2000 – Sydney Paralympic Games

    Mixed Individual BC1 – Gold: Gabriel Shelly
    Mixed Pairs BC3 – Gold: Margaret Grant & John Cronin
    Mixed Individual BC3 – Bronze Medal Match: 4th Overall
    Mixed Team BC1–BC2: Quarterfinals

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    2004 – Athens Paralympic Games

    Team Competed – No Medals

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    2005 – Paralympic Council of Ireland

    Rebrand – New Logo

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    2008 – Beijing Paralympic Games

    Individual BC1 – Bronze: Gabriel Shelly
    Mixed Team BC1-BC2: Quarterfinals

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    2010 – Lisbon: Boccia World Championships

    World Champion: Padraic Moran

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    2011 - Paralympics Ireland

    Rebrand – New Name & Logo

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    2012 – London Paralympic Games

    Team Competed – No Medals

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    2013 - BisFed Founded

    BISFed stands for Boccia International Sports Federation – the International Federation for the Paralympic Sport of Boccia

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    2016 – Boccia Ireland Formed

    Boccia Ireland is currently a sub-committee of Paralympics Ireland but recognised by BISFEd as the new governing body for the sport of boccia in Ireland

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    2016 – Rio Paralympic Games

    No Representatives

Team Ireland representatives

 

1984 – New York
William Johnston

1988 – Seoul
Tom Leahy, Michael McCormack

1992 – Barcelona
Martin McDonagh, Tom Leahy, Jason Kearney, William Johnston

1996 – Atlanta
Thomas Leahy, Gabriel Shelly, Jason Kearney & Eoin Cleare

2000 – Sydney
Gabriel Shelly, Margaret Grant, John Cronin, Keith Hayes, Roberta Connolly, Martina Murphy

2004 – Athens
Gabriel Shelly, Gerard O’Grady, John Cronin, Keith Hayes, Roberta Connolly, Martina Murphy

2008 – Beijing
Gabriel Shelly, Padraic Moran, Tom Leahy, Roberta Connolly

2012 – London
Gabriel Shelly, Tom Leahy, Roberta Connolly, Padraic Moran, John Cronin

2016 – Rio
No representatives