The swimmers who represented Ireland at last week's IPC Swimming World Championships are returning home tonight after a successful Championships brought home two bronze medals.
The six-strong team will arrive into Terminal 2 of Dublin Airport at approximately 7pm this evening from the Championships in Glasgow. Ireland put in a very strong performance in what was this year's calendar event for Paralympic swimming.
The Championships began and ended on a high for the Irish team as Darragh McDonald won the first Bronze in the 400m Freestyle on Monday last, while Ellen Keane took another Bronze in the 200m medley last night.
Darragh McDonald was ranked fourth the 400m Freestyle event he took bronze in after a long injury layoff, he unfortunately suffered another injury in his final event last night.
As well as winning bronze with her second lifetime best in the 200m medley, Ellen Keane also set two lifetime bests over the week, unlucky to not make a podium challenge in the 100m backstroke and 100m breaststroke.
World Championship debutantes and teenagers Nicole Turner and Ailbhe Kelly also performed impressively.
13-year-old Nicole made the final in all six of the events she competed in, and even more impressively set life time bests in each of them.
Ailbhe also set lifetime bests in the three events she competed in. Despite only making her debut in last years European Championships, the 16-year-old made one final appearance and even achieved a minimum qualifying standard for Rio2016.
James Scully had a season best and finished sixth in the final of his main event the 200m Freestyle. The London Paralympian also made final appearances and lifetime bests in the 50m and 100m Freestyle.
Jonathan McGrath finished 10th and 13th overall in his two events the 400m and 100m Freestyle. He unfortunately was unable challenge the personal bests that saw him qualify for the Championships.