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MENTAL STRENGTH AND THE ROAD TO TOKYO


Are you an athlete with Olympic aspirations? Are you working with an athlete with Olympic aspirations? Have you competed in an Olympic Games and are willing to pass on advice from your experience? If so – please put December 17th in your diary and contact heather@olympicsport.ie to reserve your place at the event.   The […]

BREAKING: Exciting Olympic Federation of Ireland Announcements for Tokyo 2020

Olympic Federation of Ireland announce partnership with Sport Ireland Institute   Patricia Heberle announced as Team Ireland Chef de Mission for Toyko 2020   Fukuroi City announced as location for Team Ireland Pre Games training camp for Toyko 2020   The Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) and Sport Ireland Institute today announced a ground-breaking, athlete […]

Hockey: Green Machine World Cup Comes to an End

Odisha World Cup, Bhubaneswar Ireland 2 (Cargo, O’Donoghue) England 4 (Condon, Ansell, Gall, Gleghorne)   Ireland’s World Cup journey came to an end tonight in a 6 goal clash with England.   It was a relatively uneventful opening half with England slightly edging the chances. The world number 7 side seemed content to pass the […]

Hockey: Green Machine Draw With China

Odisha World Cup, Bhubaneswar Ireland 1 (Sothern) China 1 (Guo)   It was a frustrating match for Irish fans as the Green Machine dominated much of the tie but struggled to find the back of the net. Eugene Magee forced the first save of the game from Caiyu Wang as he got the faintest of […]

Tokyo 2020 on track to deliver unifying Olympic Games

During its seventh visit to Tokyo (3-5 December), it was clear to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission that the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee is on track to host unifying Olympic and Paralympic Games. “I can only reiterate what IOC President Thomas Bach said during his recent visit: these Olympic Games will bring people […]

Irish Equestrian Stars Honoured at Medal Reception

Irish Equestrian stars honoured at Horse Sport Ireland medal reception after claiming 12 medals at World and European level during 2018 Horse Sport Ireland, the governing body for equestrian sport in Ireland, today (Thursday) hosted a medal reception at Druids Glen Hotel and Golf Resort in County Wicklow, to honour the outstanding sporting achievements of […]

Irish Game-Changers Selected for the New Leaders Programme

Two Irish sports professionals, Conor Meany and Olympian Grainne Murphy, were selected for the New Leaders Sport Leadership Education Programme. The pair were selected following a European application process to the National Olympc Committee (NOC) of Finland and are among thirty game-changers throughout Europe.   New Leaders is a legacy project of Birgitta Kervinen, 2017 […]

McClenaghan wins big at 2018 JLT Gymnastics Ireland National Awards

Radisson Blu, Dublin:  Gymnastics Ireland’s annual gala awards night took place on Saturday 17th November in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin, to celebrate another hugely successful year for the sport of gymnastics in Ireland. 200 guests took to the red carpet for the JLT Gymnastics Ireland National Awards for a night that saw 29 recipients […]

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 […]

Karate – World Championships Results Update

Ten Karate Ireland ONAKAI athletes competed at the Karate World Championship in Madrid this week, with a target of gathering points on the qualifying table for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, where Karate will feature for the first time on senior level. Competition takes place from the 6 – 11 November. The event started with […]

Karate World Championships – Irish Team Target Tokyo Qualification

Ten Karate Ireland ONAKAI athletes will be competing at the Karate World Championship in Madrid this week, with a target of gathering points on the qualifying table for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, where Karate will feature for the first time on senior level. Competition takes place from the 6 – 11 November.   The […]
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