The announcement was made at One Complete Solution's Irish headquarters ©Paralympics Ireland

One Complete Solution (OCS) has been announced as a sponsor of the Irish Paralympic team as they build for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

The international facilities management service provider supported the country's Paralympic squad at London 2012 and have now opted to continue their support, with the agreement revealed at the company’s Irish headquarters.

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, was among the attendees at the event, alongside swimmers Ellen Keane and James Scully and Irish cerebral palsy football captain Luke Evans.

"Having a good supportive sponsor in place is very important for sporting organisations, particularly in the lead up to major competitions like the Paralympic Games in Rio,” said Ring.

"OCS Group Ireland has been a fantastic sponsor for Paralympics Ireland in the past and I would like to thank them for their continued support.

“I would also like to wish the Chef de Mission, Denis Toomey, the support teams and all the athletes seeking qualification and selection for Rio the very best of luck in the coming months.

“I know the wholehearted support of the Irish people is behind the athletes as they face into more hard work and gruelling preparations leading up to September."

As part of the agreement OCS will again sponsor the 2016 OCS Irish Paralympic Awards, which are due to be held in December.

Michael Ring, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, joined Paralympic hopefuls at the launch
Michael Ring, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, joined Paralympic hopefuls at the launch ©Paralympics Ireland

They previously supported the inaugural edition of the Awards in 2012, which aimed to honour the achievements, successes and contributions of the Irish Paralympic team.

Athletics stars Jason Smyth and Michael McKillop shared the men’s Outstanding Achievement Award after both earning double gold, while Bethany Firth, who now swims for Britain, claimed the women’s honour.

It is hoped that the renewed support of OCS will enable the second staging of the awards to prove just as successful.

"OCS Group Ireland is delighted once again to be sponsor of the Irish Paralympic Team and the 2016 OCS Paralympic Awards,” said Cecil Ryan, chief executive of Asset Solutions, Aviation and Cannon Hygiene International, who are part of the OCS Group.

“The level of dedication and commitment the athletes show to their respective goals is inspiring.

“We look forward to tracking their progress between now and Rio and hopefully to seeing the team bring home some medals for Ireland in 2016."