Athletics


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 […]

FIFTH PLACE FOR GALWAY GYMNAST AT YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Fifth place for Slevin in the balance beam, 14th for Miranda Tcheuthchoua in the women’s 3kg hammer throw while Team Ireland golfers Kitt and Crowley Walsh finished up T13 in the Mixed Team event.   Gymnastics: Emma Slevin has finished fifth in the balance beam finals at the Youth Olympic Games with a score of […]

DAY NINE: BOXER DEARBHLA ROONEY QUALIFIES FOR WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT SEMI FINAL

Dearbhla Rooney qualified for the Women’s Feather (54-57kg) semi-finals after a dominant win over Roma Linda Martinez from the USA. Manorhamilton’s Rooney had not met the American fighter previously and was relieved to progress to the next round.   Speaking after her fight she said, “I’m absolutely delighted with it. I was happy with how […]

AN EXCITING DAY SIX FOR TEAM IRELAND AT THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Day six at the Youth Olympic Games was a busy one, with Mona McSharry finishing fifth in the women’s 50m freestyle final, gymnast Emma Slevin placed sixth in the All-Around while Lusk’s Miranda Tcheutchou is lying in 15th in the women’s 3kg hammer throw.   Swimming: Mona McSharry finished fifth in the finals of the […]

Athlete Schedule – Youth Olympic Games

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Team Ireland Schedule – Youth Olympic Games

Irish Schedule Athlete Discipline Event Local Start Time (GMT -3) Irish Start Time (GMT+1) Venue 6th October OPENING CEREMONY 7th October Nhat Nguyen Badminton Men’s Singles Tecnopolis Park Niamh Coyne Swimming Women’s 50 Breaststroke 10:00 – 18:07 14:00 – 22:07 Youth Olympic Park Mona McSharry Emma Slevin Gymnastics Women’s Floor 14:04 18:04 8th October Nhat […]

October Newsletter Sports Roundup

Hockey: The Irish women’s team’s remarkable run to the Hockey World Cup final in London, the pinnacle of the sport outside of the Olympic Games, earned them an historic silver medal. Coached by Graham Shaw and captained by Katie Mullan, the hockey team’s thrilling sequence of matches got the whole country behind them and their […]

Team Ireland Announced for Youth Olympic Games

The Olympic Federation of Ireland today named a squad of 16 athletes from 9 sports, to compete at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in October in Buenos Aires. Competition runs from October 6 to October 18 featuring over 4,000 athletes and over 32 sports. This will be the first outing for Team Ireland since the […]

Former EYOF Athletes bring home the silver!

Congratulations to the Irish athletes who won Silver medals at the recent IAAF World U20 Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland. The Irish women’s 4x100m relay team who set a new national U20 record of 43.90 seconds was comprised of former European Youth Olympic Festival athletes; Molly Scott, Gina Akpe-Moses, Ciara Neville and Patience Jumbo-Gula.  The […]

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 […]
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