Introduction to Gymnastics

Gymnastics is one of the oldest Olympic sports. It has always been a part of the ancient, as well as the modern Olympic Games. The term “gymnastics” derives from the Greek word “gymnos”, meaning naked. This is also the root of the word “gymnasium”, which was a training area where athletes gathered to exercise, compete in sports and receive training in philosophy, music and literature. For contact details of Irish Gymnastics Ltd please click on Full story

Gymnast Behan qualifies for finals

Congratulations to Kieran Behan who qualified for the all round finals and the floor final this evening.The 2012 Olympian qualified 5th on Floor with an impressive 15.066, while he registered 83.831 to qualify for the All-Around Finals. The Men’s Team finished 17th with a total score of 163.495, while the Women’s Team finished 18th with […]

Gymnast Behan Qualifies for Final

Gymnast Kieran Behan performed superbly at the inaugural European Games in Azerbaijan today, qualifying for the individual floor final in Baku. Behan finished fifth of 78 competitors in qualification in the floor exercise, securing one of just six final places. The 26-year-old lies 18th in the all-round competition after three disciplines, which is the last qualification spot for the […]

Rio Scholarships Announced

The Olympic Council of Ireland, in association with the IOC’s Olympic Solidarity programme, has announced scholarship support worth over €100,000 to help selected Irish athletes prepare for the Rio Olympic Games. Eight athletes in seven sports will benefit from the scholarship scheme, which will give the nominated athletes a monthly grant towards vital training and […]

Women’s Gymnastics Team qualify for Baku

The Irish senior women’s team have placed 19th in the 2014 European Team Championships and in doing so secured qualification for the 2015 European Games in Baku. After a strong showing on vault & bars the girls were unlucky to carry some falls on beam and floor that prevented a higher team rank. This result […]

European Games Baku 2015 Sport Qualification Systems

We are pleased to attach the Sports Qualification Documents (version 1.0) for 16 of the sports which are confirmed for the inaugural European Games in Baku 2015. These documents may be liable to some small changes and clarifications by the European Federations and we will inform you of these as they happen. Update: Please click […]

Team Ireland set for Artistic World Championships

Source: The World Artistic Gymnastics Championships kicked off in Antwerp today, Monday, where Team Ireland join the cream of international gymnastics on the biggest stage. The six-strong Irish squad have been working hard in the build-up to the competition, with both WAG (Salto) and MAG (Lowestoft) gymnasts being put through their paces at pre-camps […]

EYOF2013 Gymnastics Team – Ireland

Jack Neill & Daniel Fox met with Pat Hickey – President of OCI last night at the Gymnastics stadium.   They were accompanied by family members, and coaches.                                              

Behan’s journey ends

Ireland’s Kieran Behan has scored 13.966 in his favoured floor event at the London Games. Coming into the event Behan was tipped to score highly in his heat and advance to the finals. However, two stumbles on his final two landings damaged his score significantly, dropping him to 16th out of 21 overall. With only […]

Kieran Behan interview

Gymnast Kieran Behan, was interviewed by RTE News Paul O’Flynn whilst training at the Gymnastics Ireland High Performance Team Camp in February. Interview and training took place in City of Lisburn Gymnastics Centre, Salto Gymnastics Club.  

Gymnast Kieran Behan

Brave Gymnast Kieran Behan receives €20,000 boost from Olympic Council   Ireland’s latest Olympic team member, 22 year old Kieran Behan, today received a cheque for €20,000 from Pat Hickey, President of the Olympic Council of Ireland to help him in his preparations for the London Games. Told by doctors that he could never walk […]
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