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“Actions Speak Louder than Words”


Women in Sport ‘Actions Speak Louder than Words’, a women in sport event was jointly hosted last Thursday by the Olympic Council of Ireland and Federation of Irish Sport. 50 guests across Sporting Federations, Sport Ireland, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport alongside athletes and a number of media representatives attended the discussion around […]

12 Medals at the Commonwealth Games for Northern Ireland

The Commonwealth Games closing ceremony took place at the weekend with Northern Ireland taking home 12 medals (1 gold, 7 silver and 4 bronze) finishing an impressive 20th on the medal table. Gymnastics – 1 Gold  Rhys McClenaghan Boxing 8 Medals:- Brendan Irvine       Silver Kurt Walker            Silver Aidan […]

MEET OCI’S INCOMING CEO PETER SHERRARD

Peter Sherrard, originally from Newcastle, Co Down will begin his role as the OCI’s Chief Executive Officer at the end of April. A graduate of Trinity College, he is a fluent French and Italian speaker, having lived and worked in both countries and has ten years of experience working in Irish sport. His CV includes […]

WINTER OLYMPICS 2018

Ireland’s five-athlete team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang may have been its smallest since 2006 (just four in Sestriere) but this particularly young and inexperienced group did well in extremely testing conditions.   Double Olympian Seamus O’Connor (20), who had competed in both half-pipe and slopestyle snowboard in Sochi, did remarkably well to […]

ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

Last March, the Olympic Council of Ireland held a celebration for International Women’s Day to mark the contribution to the many incredible women who have and continue to contribute to the Olympic Movement.   Conscious of the increasing conversation around female sport, the OCI are determined to take steps that will see increased female involvement […]

A FOND FAREWELL

Some stellar Irish Olympians recently called time on their international careers. Three-time Olympian Scott Evans (30) retired 10 years after becoming Ireland’s first male player to qualify for an Olympic Games. He competed in Beijing and London but the highlight of his career was finishing ninth at the Rio 2016 Games and he bowed out […]

HALL OF FAME FOR RONNIE DELANY

Positivity and gratitude were the two strong messages imparted by legendary Irish Olympian Ronnie Delany when he received the inaugural Olympic Council of Ireland ‘Hall of Fame’ award in early 2018.   OCI President Sarah Keane presented him with a specially commissioned medal to mark the occasion and, in an impromptu Q&A between them, he […]

ONE TO WATCH – CIARA NEVILLE

Ciara Neville (Emerald Athletics Club, Limerick). When the Monaleen sprinter ran 11.52 seconds for 100m in the All-Ireland Schools final last summer, it was the joint seventh fastest time ever by an Irishwoman and she was still only 17. Neville went on to finish seventh in the European Junior final and debuted at the World […]

2018 First Quarter Sporting Round-Up

Sporting Round-UP ATHLETICS Cork sprinter Phil Healy was best of the small five-athlete Irish contingent at the World Indoor Championships, reaching the semi-finals of the 400m in her first season running the quarter mile. Ciara Mageean, Amy Foster, teenage sprinter Ciara Neville and hurdler Ben Reynolds are currently out battling for Northern Ireland in the […]

“Feel the Future” in Buenos Aires 2018

BUENOS AIRES 2018 HAS A SLOGAN! THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR THE BUENOS AIRES 2018 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES ANNOUNCED IT TODAY: “FEEL THE FUTURE”.   The slogan, together with its manifesto, highlights the hope that the 3,998 athletes competing in the first Games with strict gender equality will become examples of passion, coexistence and unity in […]

Ben Fletcher’s excellent performance at Dusseldorf Grand Slam 2018

IJF Grand Slam Dusseldorf 25.02.2018 As the IJF Day 3 report on Dusseldorf noted, Ben Fletcher is in the form of his life! “Paris Grand Slam bronze medallist Varlam LIPARTELIANI (GEO) took control of the -100kg category just 12 months after stepping up from -100kg with five ippons from his five contests. LIPARTELIANI, 29, clinched […]
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