Paralympic Champion Jason Smyth back in Ireland


Ireland's 48-strong Paralympics team arrived to a heroes welcome as over 1,000 supporters turned out at Terminal 1 in Dublin Airport at lunchtime, with 11 medals en tow.

Gold medalists Michael McKillop and Jason Smyth; Gold and Bronze medalist Eoghan Clifford along with Gold and Silver medalists Eve McCrystal and Katie Dunleavy received large cheers, as they entered into the Arrivals Hall shortly after 1pm.

There was a tremendous welcome also for Ireland's silver medalists Colin Lynch, Orla Bary and Niamh McCarthy; and bronze medalists Ellen Keane and Noelle Lenihan, along with the rest of the team who certainly done Ireland proud with each of their respective achievements.

For Smyth, he is already looking at another four year cycle targeting more medals in Tokyo.

He was thrilled such a large crowd turned out at Dublin Airport...

Jason's mum Diane told Cóilín Duffy she was thrilled with the achievements of her son...