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MORAN Padraic
Sport Boccia
NPC Ireland   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthDublin, IRL
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Further Personal Information
Residence
Bray, IRL
Occupation
Media Professional - Radio
Languages
English
Higher education
Media and Communications - Institute of Art, Design and Technology [IADT]: Dublin, IRL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began in 1996 at age 12 in Marino School.
Why this sport?
It was the only sport he could really play.
Club / Team
Cerebral Palsy Sport Ireland: Dublin, IRL
Name of coach
Jacquie Connolly
Coach from which country?
Ireland
Coach from what year?
2005
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Ireland
Opponent
BC1/BC2 Team
Location
England
General Interest
Hobbies
Technology, sport. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Becoming 2010 BC1 world champion. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)
Most influential person in career
Irish Paralympic boccia player Gay Shelly. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)
Ambitions
To win a Paralympic medal. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)
Other information
DISABILITY
He was born prematurely with cerebral palsy. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2008 Individual - BC1  
5 2008 Team - BC1-2  
11 2012 Team - BC1-2  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2006 Individual - BC1  
1 2010 Individual - BC1  
4 2010 Team - BC1-2  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
13 2013 Individual - BC2  
World Ranking (09 Nov 2015)
Rank Year Event Result
43 2015 Individual - BC2  
43 2015 Individual - BC2  
45 2016 Individual - BC2  
35 2016 Individual - BC2  
125 2018 Individual - BC2  
125 2018 Individual - BC2