Minister Shane Ross leads congratulations for Paralympics silver medalist Colin Lynch

He finished second in the C2 Time Trial Road Race

Colin Lynch

Ireland's Colin Lynch ©INPHO/Joseph Johnson

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD has led the congratulations to Paralympic silver medalist Colin Lynch. 

He finished second in the C2 Time Trial Road Race in Rio to add another medal to Ireland's haul.

"I am delighted for Colin, he performed magnificently and powered to a silver medal, Ireland’s fourth medal of the games, I know Colin would have been disappointed following the London Games, but he overcame that disappointment in tremendous fashion and can be very pleased with his efforts today, and we are all proud of those efforts," said Minister Ross.

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan TD also commented on the success.

"It was a tremendous performance by Colin today and I am sure his family are very proud of him, as we all are. Team Ireland continues to perform well and Colin’s silver keeps the momentum up and I am sure keeps expectations high. I want to add my congratulations to Colin and his coaches, a medal on the world stage is always a proud moment," he said.