Double Olympian Dr John Lawlor RIP

It is with sad regret we learn of the passing of double Olympian  Dr. John Lawlor. Dr. John F. Lawlor passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 20 surrounded by three of his children, Maeve, Paul and Owen. Dr. Lawlor was born on March 14, 1934, in Dublin, Ireland to Edward Lawlor of New Ross, Wexford and […]

Norman Green RIP

Norman Green previous Executive Committee member of the Olympic Council of Ireland has sadly passed away.  GREEN, Norman (Raheny) in his 95th year passed away peacefully on 9th June 2018 surrounded by his children, in the care of the Hermitage Medical Centre. Husband of the late Eileen, sadly missed by his children David, Peter, Robert […]

Austrian Open Taekwondo 2018

Jack Woolley of Taekwondoireland and Team Ireland returned to Innsbruck, Austria for the World Ranking Austrian Open. The event which is set in the picturesque city of Innsbruck which hosted the 1964 & 1976 Winter Olympics, as well as the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics had other Olympic interest last weekend as Taekwondo took over the […]

Sarah Keane Chair of Gender Equality Commission at EOC

At the recent European Olympic Committee’s  (EOC) Seminar held in Belgrade the new Commissions were announced. Our President, Sarah Keane was appointed as Chair of the EOC Gender Equality in Sport Commission. OCI Executive Board Member, Lochlann Walsh was appointed to the Olympic Academy  Working Group of the EOC.     The following Commissions are now […]

We’re recruiting – Athletes’ Support

The Olympic Council of Ireland today (May 15, 2018) announced that it will recruit an Athletes’ Commission Support and PR Officer. This first-time appointment will report to the OCI’s new CEO, Peter Sherrard, and will work closely with the Chair and representatives of the Athletes’ Commission to deliver on their strategic objectives. Besides establishing the […]

We’re recruiting – Athletes’ Commission

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) wishes to recruit a suitable candidate to the newly established role of Athletes Commission Support and PR Officer. This exciting opportunity will see the successful candidate working closely with the CEO and Chair of the Athletes’ Commission to drive and implement the OCI Athlete’s Commission strategy, within the framework […]

Swim Ireland will be in action at ISF Gymnasiade 2018 – Morocco

Tune into our live feed of Swim Ireland in action at the World Summer Games in Morocco Swim Ireland’s team of 8 are in Casablanca, Morocca and are preparing for the 2018 Gymnasiade! The team of 5 girls and 3 boys will compete across three days of competition from May 5th – 7th. In total […]

RIP Dr Joseph Cummiskey

Dr Joseph Cummiskey who was  Olympic Council of Ireland’s (OCI) chief medical officer for 11 years has passed away.   On behalf of the OCI we extend our sincere condolences to his family. Dr Cummiskey worked at many Olympic Games over the years, and was later appointed to the International Olympic Committee’s Medical Commission, where he […]

12 Medals at the Commonwealth Games for Northern Ireland

The Commonwealth Games closing ceremony took place at the weekend with Northern Ireland taking home 12 medals (1 gold, 7 silver and 4 bronze) finishing an impressive 20th on the medal table. Gymnastics – 1 Gold  Rhys McClenaghan Boxing 8 Medals:- Brendan Irvine       Silver Kurt Walker            Silver Aidan […]


Peter Sherrard, originally from Newcastle, Co Down will begin his role as the OCI’s Chief Executive Officer at the end of April. A graduate of Trinity College, he is a fluent French and Italian speaker, having lived and worked in both countries and has ten years of experience working in Irish sport. His CV includes […]


Ireland’s five-athlete team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang may have been its smallest since 2006 (just four in Sestriere) but this particularly young and inexperienced group did well in extremely testing conditions.   Double Olympian Seamus O’Connor (20), who had competed in both half-pipe and slopestyle snowboard in Sochi, did remarkably well to […]
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