All of the athletes received the welcome they deserved, but there was a special welcome for double Gold medalists Jason Smyth, Michael McKillop and Mark Rohan.
Michael McKillop, who attended London Irish’s match with Northampton at Madejski Stadium last season, claimed Gold medals in the T37 800 metres and 1500 metres.
Michael also landed the prestigious honour of being named the male athlete who best exemplified the spirit of the Paralympics at the Games in London.
sprinter Jason Smyth completed a superb sprint double at the Paralympic Games by winning the 200m T13 event in a new world record time of 21.05 following victory in the 100m in the T13 category. The 25-year-old retained his 100m title after bursting away from the field to win in a world record time of 10.46 seconds.
Mark Rohan took Gold in the H1 Road race and the time trial.
Colin Lynch, another athlete to have visited the Madejski in the past, narrowly missed out on a bronze medal in the individual pursuit C2 bronze medal ride off.
London Irish would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all 49 members of the Paralympics Ireland team on their remarkable achievements in London and we look forward to welcoming back to Reading in the very near future along with their medals.
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