Eight athletes have been selected to represent Team Ireland in track and field at the upcoming Paralympic Games.

Jason Smyth will be competing in his fourth Games having won every race he lined up in at Beijing, London and Rio. He will defend his title in the T13 category of the 100m, but the 200m has been dropped for Tokyo.

Niamh McCarthy will be looking for another medal after picking up a silver in the F41 discus last time out, while Michael McKillop will be aiming to defend his T37 1500m gold.

Elsewhere Kilkenny's Mary Fitzgerald and Kerry’s Jordan Lee will be making their debut at the Games in the F40 shot put and the T47 high jump respectively.

Orla Comerford meanwhile is heading to her second Paralympics and she will compete in the T13 100m.

Greta Streimikyte will be the first member of the team to compete on day four on the track when she goes in the T13 1500m, while Patrick Monahan will close Irish interest on the final day in the T54 marathon.

The action gets underway in Tokyo on 24 August and will run until 5 September.

Last month Ireland confirmed its five-person swimming line-up with 29 athletes due to travel in total. Barry McClements, Nicole Turner, Róisín Ní Ríain, Patrick Flanagan and Ellen Keane will be in the pool in Japan.

Team Ireland

Track and field
Greta Streimikyte 1500m T13
Jason Smyth 100m T13
Jordan Lee High Jump T47
Orla Comerford 100m T13
Niamh McCarthy Discus F41
Michael McKillop 1500m T37
Mary Fitzgerald Shot Put F40
Patrick Monahan Marathon T54

Barry McClements S9
Nicole Turner S6
Róisín Ní Ríain S13
Patrick Flanagan S6
Ellen Keane S9