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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 […]

Hockey: Green Machine Beat England In Shootout

4 Nations Tournament Valencia Ireland 2(Magee, Murray) England 2 (Wallace, Taylor)   Shootout: Ireland 4 England 3   There was nothing to separate the two sides for much of the opening half. Mark Gleghorne and the English defence were content to pass the ball around the back in search of an opening that rarely appeared. […]

Short Track Speed Skater Sean McAnuff Breaks Two Irish Records At Calgary World Cup

Irish short track speed skater Sean McAnuff broke two national records at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup in Calgary, Canada over the weekend.   McAnuff began his season debut by knocking half a second off his personal best in the 500 metres preliminary rounds in a time of 42.833. In the repechage quarterfinals […]

Hockey: Darling & Sothern On The Scoresheet Against Netherlands

4 Nations Tournament Valencia Ireland 2 (Darling, Sothern) Netherlands 5 (van der Weerden x3, Pieters, Hertzberger)     Today’s match was a different affair from the last time these two sides met and there was a plethora of milestones to celebrate; David Fitzgerald received his 50thcap as he started in goal, while Kirks Shimmins reached […]

Short Track Speed Skater Sean McAnuff To Open Season At Calgary World Cup

Sean McAnuff (21) will make his season debut as Ireland’s sole representative at this weekend’s International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup Short Track Speed Skating in Calgary, Canada (2-4 November).   In January, McAnuff finished 28th at the European Championships in Dresden, Germany to earn two berths for the 2019 edition in Dordrecht, Netherlands. This […]

Irish Figure Skaters Conor Stakelum And Sam McAllister Top Ten At Halloween Cup

This weekend saw Ireland’s national figure skating team compete at the Halloween Cup in Budapest, Hungary with Conor Stakelum and Sam McAllister both earning top ten finishes in the senior men’s event.   Stakelum was the first to take to the ice in the short programme on the first day of competition. The Dubliner included […]

Qualifications at the 2018 Gymnastic World Championships

Team Ireland gymnasts Adam Steele, Andrew Smith and Rhys McClenaghan competed at the Men’s Artistic qualifiers in the World Championships in Doha today. Highest score was 13.766 by Adam Steele on Vault with an All-Around score of 76.864. European Championships and Commonwealth Games pommel-horse gold medallist Rhys McClenaghan had two unlucky falls so unfortunately will […]

HOMECOMING: Team Ireland will return from Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games on Sunday

What: Team Ireland will be returning from the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games to a homecoming in Dublin Airport on Sunday. Bronze medallists, Sean McCarthy Crean (Karate) and Dearbhla Rooney (Boxing) will be in attendance.   Where: Dublin Airport – Terminal 1   When: Sunday 21 October 2018   Arrival Time: 09:50am   Flight Detail: BA […]

Bronze for Sean McCarthy in Karate

Sean McCarthy Crean has won bronze in the Men’s Kumite +68kg category at the Youth Olympic Games. The Corkman qualified for the semi-finals by defeating both Japan’s Keisei Sakiyama and Slovakia’s Tomas Kosa in the Elimination Rounds. In the semi-final he was denied a fight for gold by Moroccan Nabil Ech-Chaabi, in a 2-1 defeat. […]

McCarthy Crean Through to Semi Finals – Karate

Corkman Sean McCarthy Crean has qualified for the semi-finals of the Men’s Kumite +68kg Semi Finals at the Youth Olympic Games today. The Cloghroe Karate Club member won two of his three rounds in Pool B of the Elimination Rounds, moving to the semi-finals with a bronze medal now guaranteed.   Speaking after his round […]

IRISH BOXERS TO FIGHT FOR BRONZE AT YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Dean Clancy and Dearbhla Rooney will now fight for bronze in the men’s and women’s flyweight categories respectively following losses in today’s bouts while Miriam Daly achieved 62.15 in the women’s 400m hurdles.   Boxing: Dean Clancy was defeated by Team GB’s Ivan Price in the men’s fly (49-52kg) semi-finals today. The Ballinacarrow native looked to […]
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