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 […]

Swim Ireland will be in action at ISF Gymnasiade 2018 – Morocco

Tune into our live feed of Swim Ireland in action at the World Summer Games in Morocco Swim Ireland’s team of 8 are in Casablanca, Morocca and are preparing for the 2018 Gymnasiade! The team of 5 girls and 3 boys will compete across three days of competition from May 5th – 7th. In total […]

RIP Dr Joseph Cummiskey

Dr Joseph Cummiskey who was  Olympic Council of Ireland’s (OCI) chief medical officer for 11 years has passed away.   On behalf of the OCI we extend our sincere condolences to his family. Dr Cummiskey worked at many Olympic Games over the years, and was later appointed to the International Olympic Committee’s Medical Commission, where he […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]
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