OCI visit EOC Headquarters in Rome

OCI President Sarah Keane attended a meeting with EOC Troika in Rome 12th & 13th July, Sarah was accompanied by Sarah O’Shea, Honorary General Secretary and Billy Kennedy, Treasurer. They visited the EOC Headquarters in Rome and met with EOC Acting President Janez Kocijančič, accompanied by EOC Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi and EOC Treasurer Kikis […]

Barry Holohan – RIP

It is with great regret that we have learnt of the passing of Barry Holohan  (Ó hUallacháin).   Barry served faithfully as Executive Administrator to the Olympic Council of Ireland from 1991 until 2006.  He was always very proud of his roots in Cork and, in particular, North Monastery CBS where he developed his love […]

Los Angeles Declares Candidature for Olympic Games 2028 – IOC to contribute USD 1.8 billion to the local Organising Committee

In line with Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC is pleased to release today the Host City Contract 2028 following the declaration of candidature by the Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic Candidature Committee for the Olympic Games 2028. In it, the IOC stipulates that it will make contributions to the Organising Committee representing an overall estimated […]

Ireland’s Medal Winning Team Return Home from the European Youth Olympic Festival

Sunday, 30th July Team Ireland’s 40 athletes returned home today to Dublin Airport following a multi-medal haul at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) 2017 in Gyor, Hungary. There were six medals won by Ireland at the multi-sport event which saw athletes (aged 13-17)compete against the best youth athletes in Europe. The Athletics Team won […]

Team Ireland Returns Home This Afternoon! – EYOF

Team Ireland’s forty young athletes, who performed so who performed so impressively over the last week, will return to Dublin this afternoon with six medals in tow. What a tournament it has been for these young stars!  If you would like to welcome them, our athletes will land at Dublin Airport, Terminal 2 today, Sunday, […]

Day Six at EYOF – Roundup

July 29th: Sarah Healy secured Team Ireland’s first gold medal at the 2017 European Youth Olympics Festival in Győr, Hungary running a personal best of 4.19.85 in the 1500m Final on the last day of he championships. Healy, from Monkstown, was a clear winner with Kazimierska Klaudia of Poland second in 4:23.17 and Austria’s Anna Baumgartner third with 4:23.28. Louis […]

European Youth Olympic Festival – Final Day Preview

The final day of the European Youth Olympic Festival will see young Irish athletes compete in three athletics finals. Louis O’Loughlin runs in the 800m final which will take place at 15:25 GMT. He will be joined on the final day of action by Sarah Healy, lining up in the 1500m final at 14:55, having […]

Day Five at EYOF – Afternoon Roundup

Friday, 28th July: A new Irish Junior Record was set in the pool today at the European Youth Olympic Festival in the 400m Medley Relay.  The quartet of Sean Scannell, Eoin Corby, Ethan Murtagh and Sean McNicholl had a combined time of 3:56.74, improving on the previous record of 3:56.83, set at the European Games […]

European Youth Olympic Festival – Day Five

Day Five at EYOF will see an array of action in the Swimming heats first thing with Sean Scannell in 200m Backstroke, Mia Davidson and Julia Knox in the 200m Breastroke, Ethan Murtagh in the 200m Butterfly, Cara Osing and Naoimi Trait will swim in the 200m Freestyle with the Boys’ and Girls’ 400m Medley […]

Day Four at EYOF – Roundup

Team Ireland’s Rhasidat Adekele secured Ireland’s fourth medal of this year’s European Youth Olympics Festival today with further success throughout the day including two personal bests achieved and two top ten’s in cycling.  Swimming Ireland’s Julia Knox swam a personal best in the heats of the 100m Butterfly (1:05.78). Despite winning her heat, Knox was […]

Silver for Team Ireland in the 200m

Team Ireland’s Rhasidat Adekele secured Ireland’s fourth medal of this year’s European Youth Olympics Festival this afternoon. The Tallaght athlete finished second in the 200m final with a time of 23.81, taking Ireland’s second sprint medal of the Championships following Patience Jumbo-Gula’s bronze in the 100m Final.  Lara Gillespie secured silver in the Girls Cycling […]
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