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OCI visit EOC Headquarters in Rome


OCI President Sarah Keane attended a meeting with EOC Troika in Rome 12th & 13th July, Sarah was accompanied by Sarah O’Shea, Honorary General Secretary and Billy Kennedy, Treasurer. They visited the EOC Headquarters in Rome and met with EOC Acting President Janez Kocijančič, accompanied by EOC Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi and EOC Treasurer Kikis […]

Two Bronze Medals for Athletics in Győr

Athletics has secured two Bronze Medals at the track today at the EYOF Games in Győr, Hungary. Hammer Thrower, Jade Williams showed great composure to have all her six throws recorded to finish 3rd with a throw of 58.62m. Patience Jumbo-Gula sprinted to victory, landing herself a place on the podium with a tight finish in the […]

Silver Medal for Wicklow Cyclist Lara Gillespie

The first medal of the 2017 EYOF Games in Győr was won by Team Ireland’s Lara Gillespie who secured a place on the podium in the Girl’s Cycling Time Trial. Lara took silver in a time of 15 minutes 20 seconds just 3 seconds behind the Swiss winner with an athlete from Great Britain finishing […]

Success at European Juniors

It has been a great month for some of our young athletes on the European age group level. Gina Akpe-Moses (Blackrock-Louth) headed a magnificent day for Irish athletics winning the women’s 100m in 11.71 seconds at the European U20 Athletics Championships in Grosseto, Italy today (July 21). John Fitzsimons crowned a superb European U20 Championships for […]

A Successful Day one for Team Ireland at EYOF

Day One at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Győr, Hungary sees success for Team Ireland with five athletes reaching semi-finals in their respective sports. Athletics: Four Athletics Ireland athletes were in action on the track today. Patience Jumbo-Gula achieved two Personal Bests in Women’s 100m of 11.94 & 11.74, winning both her Heat and […]

3 Years To Go Until Tokyo 2020

Today, 24th July, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee), the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and the Japanese Paralympic Committee (JPC) are jointly holding a “Tokyo 2020 Flag Tour Festival and 3 Years to Go to the Tokyo 2020 Games” countdown event. The event is being held […]

2017 National Athletics Championships

Two weeks out from the World Championships in London,  Mark English, Thomas Barr, Ciara Mageean and Brian Gregan, have been competing in the National Championships Morton Stadium in Santry. English won the men’s 800m to win in 1:50.89, the overall time itself less relevant than his 25-second last 200m. “To close like that is the […]

Douglas Gymnast, Meg Ryan, Bears Ireland’s Flag at EYOF Opening Ceremony

Douglas Gymnast, Meg Ryan was honored as Ireland’s official flag bearer at the EYOF Opening Ceremony which took place at Győr’s, ETO Park on Sunday, 23 July.   Coached by Emma Hamill, Meg is currently Ireland’s Junior Women’s All Around Champion. Meg’s first major International event was the 2016 Junior European Artistic Championships in Bern Switzerland. […]

Men’s Hockey Team Secure World Cup Place

Congratulations to Ireland Men’s Hockey who booked their place at the 2018 World Cup in India with a 1-0 victory over New Zealand. It was a cagey affair throughout with the sides exchanging early chances, Chris Cargo and Alan Sothern linking up smartly for the Irish. Both sides seemed happy to hold onto possession and […]

European Week of Sport

The European Week of Sport will be between the 23rd – 30th September this year with the aim to promote sport and physical activity across Europe. The Week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level. With a focus on grassroots initiatives, it will inspire Europeans to #BeActive on a regular basis and […]

Irish Team of 40 named to compete at European Youth Olympic Festival in Hungary

The Olympic Council of Ireland today announced a team of 40 to compete at the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Gyor, Hungary from July 24th to 30th. The multi-sport event will see Irish athletes (aged 13-17) compete against the best youth athletes in Europe. The six sports represented by Ireland are Athletics, Cycling, […]
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