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

Modern Pentathlon Open Indoor Competition-Hungary

Hungarian Open Indoor Competition Budapest, Hungary 17th – 18th January   2015 Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe finished in an agonising fourth place in the first competition of the 2015. The Irish Olympian was in touching distance of the podium throughout today’s competition until the last few steps of the run where he collapsed in sheer exhaustion […]

Brazil Delegation visit OCI

The Olympic Council of Ireland hosted a visit from Rio Organizing Committee 2016 Group Sports Manager Lt Col. Jaoo Gustavo Ribeiro de Cerqueira-Lima Neto  together with, Brazil Modern Pentathlon Head Coach Lt. Col. Alexandre Magno Vieira França and Maj. Guilherme Faria da Silva Defence Ministery – Brazil Military Sports Commission and interim Team Ireland PD Andy […]

Natalya inspires Ashbourne Pupils

Irish Olympian Natalya Coyle recently spent time with pupils and staff at Ashbourne Community School. Natalya is involved in the Olympic Council of Ireland schools initiative. The programme features outstanding Irish Olympians sharing experiences about the positive impact sport has had on their lives within their local community. Olympians inspire the students to follow their sporting dreams […]

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 […]

Team Ireland’s Postive Performance Environment

Natalya Coyle and Darren O’Neill reflect on the positive performance environment within Team Ireland during the London Olympic Games.

Natalya Coyle Modern Pentathlon

Natayla Coyle Ireland’s Modern Pentathlete who finished ninth in the London 2012 Games talks about her multi sports training schedule, the complexities of her sport, her support team and future ambition.

World Silver for Coyle and Bailey

Natalya Coyle and Eanna Bailey made history in the US on Sunday where they won Ireland’s first medal at a World Cup competition. The pair claimed silver in the mixed relay event of the modern pentathlon in Palm Springs, California. Both athletes produced an excellent display in the fencing to score 31 victories and 21 […]

Hungarian Indoor Competition 2013

Pentathlon Ireland secured three top ten finishes at the Hungarian Indoor competition this weekend with Natalya Coyle narrowly missing out on the medals by finishing 4th, Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe in 5th and Eanna Bailey in 9th. Further success was achieved by the High Performance Programme’s Development athletes with Kate Coleman Lenehan 17th, Sive Brassil 19th, Naomi […]

Olympic News – Last Minute Call Up For Lanigan-O’Keeffe

Ireland’s Modern Pentathlon challenge at London 2012 doubled overnight with the news that 20 year old Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe from Kilkenny has received a late call up to Team Ireland.   Arthur replaces a Polish competitor who has withdrawn and joins Natalya Coyle on Ireland’s Modern Pentathlon team.   At 20, he is one of the […]

Pentathlon World Cup China

Natalya Coyle finished 21st in the 2012 World Cup Final in China today. The 21-year-old athlete headed into today’s competition occupying a qualification position for the Olympic Games but given the unpredictable nature of the sport, Coyle was not taking anything for granted.  Today’s result seems to be enough to keep her within the qualification […]
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