Sailing out of Kinsale Yacht Club, Ian Costelloe qualified the sonar keelboat for London 2012 along with team mates John Twomey and Anthony Hegarty.

The crew’s qualification means that Costelloe will make his first-ever appearance in the Paralympic Games.

With his team he has competed at the IFDS World Championships. Their final position of seventh at the IFDS World Championships in 2012 puts them in a favourable position going into London.

Age: 23

Hometown: Killorglin, Kerry

Disability: amputee