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The Golden Generation – Five Rings Films


      “The history of the golden generation is much more than a triumph of underdogs, which it is.  What really thrills and impacts is the humility, effort and camaraderie of a group of people that keeps growing stronger over time – a team of individual stars who managed to merge into a single […]

Athletes First – Athletes’ Commission Comment on Karate

Statement from Shane O’Connor, Chairman, Athletes’ Commission of the Olympic Federation of Ireland   Over the past 2 weeks our Athletes’ Commission was approached by an athlete in relation to the Karate Ireland ONAKAI team who competed at the recent World Championships in Madrid.  Concerns were raised in relation to the difficult position these athletes […]

Hockey: Green Machine Beat England In Shootout

4 Nations Tournament Valencia Ireland 2(Magee, Murray) England 2 (Wallace, Taylor)   Shootout: Ireland 4 England 3   There was nothing to separate the two sides for much of the opening half. Mark Gleghorne and the English defence were content to pass the ball around the back in search of an opening that rarely appeared. […]

Short Track Speed Skater Sean McAnuff Breaks Two Irish Records At Calgary World Cup

Irish short track speed skater Sean McAnuff broke two national records at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup in Calgary, Canada over the weekend.   McAnuff began his season debut by knocking half a second off his personal best in the 500 metres preliminary rounds in a time of 42.833. In the repechage quarterfinals […]

DAY FIVE AT THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Following Ireland’s silver medal last night, with Niamh Coyne in the 100 breaststroke, swimming’s good run continued this morning, with both Mona McSharry and Robbie Powell making it through to the semi-finals tonight in their respective events.   In the women’s 50 freestyle McSharry’s time of 25.76 was within 0.21 of her 25.54 PB, and […]

DUBLINS NIAMH COYNE TAKES SILVER IN THE BUENOS AIRES YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Dublin’s Niamh Coyne has taken the silver medal in the women’s 100m breaststroke at the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games with a time of 1:08.90.   Sligo’s Mona McSharry finished just out of the medals in fourth place with a time of 1:08.97. Mona was first to turn at halfway, just missing out on […]

Olympic Federation of Ireland welcomes Government’s increased funding for Sport

The Olympic Federation of Ireland today (October 10, 2018) welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will increase current funding for Sport Ireland by €6.5m in 2019.   Through its National Sports Policy 2019-2027, the Government has committed to doubling funding for sport over the next ten years from €111m to €220m annually, and within that, […]

DAY ONE AT THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES – UPDATE

Strong performances in the evening session of Day One at the Youth Olympic Games see McSharry and Coyne progress through to women’s 50m breaststroke final and Nyugyen winning in men’s doubles. Badminton: Dublin’s Nhat Nguyen paired with Great Britain’s Christopher Grimley to win in the men’s doubles, and with Hungary’s Vivien Sandorhazi in the mixed […]
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