Modern Pentathlon

Introduction to Modern Pentathlon


The combination of five completely different sports constitutes Modern Pentathlon, the most demanding sport of the Olympic Games. Pentathletes compete in the course of one day, in the following five disciplines: Shooting, Fencing, Swimming, Riding, and Cross-country running. Modern Pentathlon men and women athletes need to have strength, endurance, quick reflexes and concentration, in order to meet the high demands of the sport. For contact details of Modern Pentathlon Association of Ireland please click on Full story

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 […]

Pentathlon Ireland and Trinity College Dublin join forces to host UIPM 2018 Laser Run World Championships

Pentathlon Ireland is teaming up with the world-renowned Trinity College Dublin to deliver Ireland’s first global pentathlon competition later this month. Almost 400 athletes of all ages from 22 countries have registered to take part in the 4th UIPM Laser Run World Championships and they will do so in the historic surrounds of Trinity College […]

Lanigan-O’Keeffe finishes 9th in European Championships

As a former champion and a man in the form of his life, Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe went into the men’s individual final at the ECMP European Championships with high hopes, only to end the day with mixed emotions after finishing ninth. On the one hand, it was the Kilkenny star’s second-highest finish at the Europeans, where […]

Team silver for Irish women at European Championships as Natalya Coyle finishes 5th

Irish modern pentathlon is celebrating another landmark achievement after Natalya Coyle, Eilidh Prise and Sive Brassil joined forces to win women’s team silver at the 2018 ECMP European Championships in Székesfehérvár, Hungary. World No.5 Coyle finished 5th in the individual standings, with Prise 11th and Brassil 21st – all three enjoying their highest-ever finish at senior […]

Great results in UIPM Pentathlon World Cup 4 in Sofia, Bulgaria

Congratulations to Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe and Natalya Coyle who won Gold and Silver medals in the Individual Men’s and Women’s competitions at the UIPM Pentathlon World Cup 4 in Sofia, Bulgaria last weekend. Arthur started his final strongly with a 3rd place in the swimming phase and followed this up by winning the fencing section […]

Silver medals for Pentathlon Ireland

Two of our Pentathletes, Mike Healy and Kate Coleman, won silver medals in the Mixed Relay in UIPM’s World Cup 3 in Hungary at the weekend and one of our Olympians, Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe came 8th in the Men’s individual competition. In the Mixed Relay competition, Kate and Mike started with a strong swim coming […]

Coyle and Lanigan-O’Keefe Retain Gold

Congratulations to Natalya Coyle and Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe who retained their mixed relay gold at the modern pentathlon World Cup final in Lithuania yesterday. The pair began the final laser-run event in the lead, having built up a 23-second advantage allowing them to follow up on last year’s US success.  Coyle ran the first two laps […]

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