Ireland's squad of 91 athletes came home with a haul of 86 medals – 30 gold, 29 silver and 27 bronze.
“If you play for the good of the group, then it is easier to win.”
“Throughout competitions I recited decades of the rosary praying as I competed. I drew on my faith to empower performance” - Gerard Hartmann.
Success is "a reminder to the Government that people with special needs and their families must be given every support available” - PLC.
“Is anyone surprised by this news?” asked Mgr Melchor Sanchez de Toca, director of the Pontifical Council for Culture's sports division.