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In Pictures: Irish Paralympic Team Return To Dublin With 9 New Medals

In Pictures: Irish Paralympic Team Return To Dublin With 9 New Medals

It has been an incredibly fruitful week for the Irish Paralympic Team at the World Para Athletics European Championships in Berlin.

Signaling a huge improvement on recent championships in Grosseto and Swansea, the team returned home to Dublin Airport today with 9 medals from 7 different athletes.

Irish Paralympic Team

Niamh McCarthy, Jason Smyth (2), Noelle Lenihan, Orla Barry and Greta Streimikyte accounted for 6 of those medals; all of them gold. In Jordan Lee and Orla Comerford (2), the Irish Paralympic Team brought home a further three bronze medals.

An astonishingly successful week for the team, here are a selection of the best pictures from today's homecoming courtesy of Sportsfile.

Irish Paralympic Team Homecoming:

Irish Paralympic Team

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Irish Paralympic Team

Cork's Niamh McCarthy celebrates her gold medal in the Women's F41 Discus with family members. 

Irish Paralympic Team

Ireland's other gold medalist in the Women's F38 Discus is welcomed by tearful friends and family. 

Irish Paralympic Team

A double-bronze medalist in the T13 100m & 200m events, Orla Comerford is greeted by the Raheny Shamrock Athletic Club on arrival.

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Irish Paralympic Team

Emilija Streimikyte was on hand to welcome her sister and gold medal winner in the T13 1500m Greta. 

Irish Paralympic Team

Double-gold medalist sprinter Jason Smyth has to get down to business very quickly indeed. 

Irish Paralympic Team

President of Paralympics Ireland John Fulham welcomes home three gold-medalists: Noelle Lenihan, Niamh McCarthy and Orla Barry. 

Irish Paralympic Team

Bronze-medalist in the T47 high-jump, Kerryman Jordan Lee proudly puts his medal on show. 

See Also: Niamh McCarthy Wins Record-Breaking Gold At European Championships

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