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 […]

Olympic Council of Ireland welcomes the Government’s National Policy for Sport

The Olympic Council of Ireland today (25 July) welcomed the publication of the Government’s National Policy for Sport 2018-27.   There are a number of important initiatives proposed within this wide-ranging document, all of which are underpinned by the commitment to double Government funding for sport from €111m to €220m annually and to treble funding […]

Former EYOF Athletes bring home the silver!

Congratulations to the Irish athletes who won Silver medals at the recent IAAF World U20 Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland. The Irish women’s 4x100m relay team who set a new national U20 record of 43.90 seconds was comprised of former European Youth Olympic Festival athletes; Molly Scott, Gina Akpe-Moses, Ciara Neville and Patience Jumbo-Gula.  The […]

EOC “Gender Equality in Sport” Commission meeting

The first meeting of the Gender Equality in Sport Commission will take place in Rome, Italy 10th & 11th July at the Committee of National Italia (CONI) Olympic Preparation Centre. Sarah Keane, Chair of the Commission will meet with the other members of the Commission and will be accompanied by our CEO – Peter Sherrard. […]

OCI awards €200,000 in funding to National Governing bodies

  The Olympic Council of Ireland today announced €200,000 of funding grants to its member Federations. The grants are being made available to member National Governing Bodies to support Olympic focused projects across the current Olympic cycle. This allocation marks the first year of the programme, the purpose of which is to support specific Olympic […]

Olympic Council of Ireland welcomes new members at AGM

The Olympic Council of Ireland held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 21st June at the National Sports Campus, Dublin. At the meeting, three new National Governing Bodies were accepted for membership. The bodies have been admitted following the addition of new sports (Baseball / Softball, Karate, Skateboard, Sports Climbing and Surfing) to the programme […]

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 […]
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