Double Olympian Dr John Lawlor RIP

It is with sad regret we learn of the passing of double Olympian  Dr. John Lawlor. Dr. John F. Lawlor passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 20 surrounded by three of his children, Maeve, Paul and Owen. Dr. Lawlor was born on March 14, 1934, in Dublin, Ireland to Edward Lawlor of New Ross, Wexford and […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Olympic Council of Ireland announce appointment of new CEO

8 February 2018 The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Peter Sherrard as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective May 2018.  Mr Sherrard joins the OCI from the Football Association of Ireland where he is Operations Director with responsibility for International Team Operations and Match Operations. Peter […]

Team Ireland Schedule Update

Irish Team Schedule (Subject to Change)   Feb 11 Pat McMillan Men’s Downhill Jeongseon Alpine Centre 11:00-13:05   Thomas Westgaard 15 km Skiathlon Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre 15:15-17:10   Feb 12 Tess Arbez Women’s Giant Slalom Yongpyong Alpine Centre 10:15-11:55 & 13:45-15:35   Feb 13 Thomas Westgaard Men’s Individual Sprint Classic Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre […]

Welcome and Flag raising ceremony – PyeongChang

Irish Ambassador in Korea came to cheer on Team Ireland today at the official Welcome and Flag raising ceremony in the athlete Olympic Village.  Our athletes took part in the traditional dance with the local dance group.
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