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Mental Strength and the Road to Tokyo


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Shirley Armstrong Duffy RIP

The Olympic Federation of Ireland was sad to learn of the passing of Shirley Armstrong Duffy. A competitor in the foil discipline, she represented Ireland at two world fencing championships – 1965 in Paris and 1971 in Vienna. Along with Maeve Kyle, Shirley Armstrong Duffy was one of only two women selected for Ireland to […]

2018 Milestones

A lot of change has taken place in twelve months! A wave of change has swept through Irish sport, and Team Ireland have in the past year presented new sponsors, new partnerships, new names, new logos and new faces. Have a look at the 2018 MILESTONES HERE >>

REFLECTING ON: The Winter Olympics 2018

IRELAND’S five-person team at last February’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang were delayed slightly on their return to Dublin, ironically because of unprecedented snowfalls here at home!   But Seamus O’Connor, Brendan Newby, Tess Arbez, Patrick McMillan and Thomas Westgaard put in some good performances and captured the attention of many.   Snowboarder O’Connor, a semi-finalist […]

Highlights of the Year – 2018

February Ireland’s first individual medal in 2018 was, fittingly, in a sport that will be making its Olympic debut in Tokyo 2020.   Identical twins Sean and Chris McCarthy Crean are two of Ireland’s rising talents in karate and both were part of the Irish team that travelled to Sochi for this year’s European Junior […]

2018 In a Nutshell

HAS 2018 been Ireland’s greatest year ever of sporting success?   CHECK OUT THE HIGHLIGHTS HERE   It is hard to argue otherwise given Ireland’s rugby success and the quality and quantity of the 75 international medals Irish athletes won this year, especially given the huge variety of sports in which they excelled.   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 […]
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