EOC Athletes Commission Forum Monaco

The European Olympic Committees (EOC) Athletes Forum is underway in Monaco.    OCI is represented by two athletes from our Athletes Commission David Harte (Hockey) and Melanie Nocher (Swimming). David Harte is candidate for a place on the EOC Athletes Commission in Monaco and we would like to wish him all the best. One of […]

McAnuff Brothers On Penultimate Lap For PyeongChang Qualification

After a month’s hiatus, Irish short track speed skaters Ryan McAnuff (22) and Sean McAnuff (20) are back on the Audi International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup Short Track Speed Skating circuit this week in the qualification process to secure berths for Ireland at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea.   The […]

Stephen Martin steps down as Chief Executive Officer of OCI

Stephen Martin steps down as Chief Executive Officer of the Olympic Council of Ireland 3 November 2017 Today Dr Stephen Martin stepped down as the Chief Executive Officer of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) to pursue other career interests.  Dr Martin will, however, be the OCI Chef de Mission for the 2018 Winter Olympic […]

ANOC General Assembly Prague

The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC)  General Assembly is underway in Prague.  The OCI is represented by our President, Sarah Keane and Honorary General Secretary, Sarah O’Shea.   There are 1300 delegates participating at the event with representatives from 205 National Olympic Committee’s (NOC), International Olympic Committee,  President Thomas Bach, and delegates from International Federations […]

Graham Shaw Reflects on the Success of his Green Army with World Cup Qualification in the Bag

The Irish senior women have just qualified for hockey’s World Cup, in London next year (July 21-August 5), for the first time since 2002 and only the fourth time in nearly 50 years. How did you do it? We had to finish top eight minimum at the World League 3 in Johannesburg last July and […]

From the Roads of Bergen to the Rapids of South Africa and Much More in Your Sports Roundup

  CYCLING MASSIVE crowds flocked to cycling’s World Road Championships in Bergen in September where the huge attendances and support saw it favourably compared to when Norway hosted the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer in 1994. Best of the Irish over some demanding courses were Olympian Nicholas Roche and Mark Downey.  Roche’s 12th in the 31km […]

A View from Abroad – Finbarr Kirwan Talks all things Team USA

OVER 400 people attended Sport Ireland’s recent HPX 2017 high performance conference which, this year, concentrated on coaching and among the speakers was Finbarr Kirwan who left the Irish Sports Council in 2013 to work for the USA Olympic Committee, where he is now Senior Director of their High Performance programme. Kirwan explained how Team […]

The future is Bright for Rowing

IRELAND’S rowing future looks ‘totally oarsome’ after a phenomenal team performance at the World Championships in Sarasota, Florida in September. Skibbereen’s remarkable lightweight pair Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll continued their unbeaten season by adding the World crown to their European title in a year in which they also won all three World Cups.   […]

Irish Olympian Elected to European Olympic Committee Athletes Commission

Congratulations to Olympic Council of Ireland Athletes Commission member David Harte on his election to the European Olympic Committees (EOC) Athletes Commission at the recent Athletes Forum in Monaco. David was subsequently appointed to the position of secretary of the Commission.   David, who is a professional hockey player plying his trade in the Netherlands […]

Pyeongchang 2018 Hopefuls En Route to Final Qualifications

  NINE Irish snowsport athletes are hoping to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics, which will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea from February 9-25. The nine Winter Olympic hopefuls were in Dublin recently for an Athlete Workshop organised by the Olympic Council of Ireland in conjunction with the Sport Ireland Institute. The athletes were […]

RIP Brendan O’Kelly Olympian (Football)

RIP Brendan O’Kelly Olympian  It is with sad regret we have learned about the passing of Olympian Brendan O’Kelly (Football).  Brendan represented Team Ireland at the 1948 Olympics in London scoring Ireland’s goal.   Ireland returned to the Olympics in football during the 1948 Games after a 24 year absence.  Ireland’s amateur team was made up […]
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