Youth Games

New Look for Team Ireland as the OCI becomes Olympic Federation of Ireland


A new name and logo have been unveiled for the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the island of Ireland with a name change from The Olympic Council of Ireland to Olympic Federation of Ireland. A modernised Olympic crest will also be sported by the Team Ireland athletes for the first time at the Youth Olympic […]

Lausanne 2020 mascot Yodli unveiled on “One Year to go”

In just one year the third Winter Youth Olympic Games will kick off in Lausanne, Switzerland. To celebrate the milestone, the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Organising Committee (YOGOC) unveiled its mascot “Yodli”, designed by students from a local art school.   How Yodli came to life is a perfect example of how Lausanne 2020 will […]

IN FOCUS: Team Ireland at the Youth Olympic Games 2018

What a year it was for Team Ireland at the Youth Olympic Games in 2018. A team of 16 athletes and a support team from the OFI and Sport Ireland Institute, under the lead of Chef de Mission, Martin Burke, travelled to Buenos Aires for the third official Youth Olympic Games.   Across the team […]

HOMECOMING: Team Ireland will return from Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games on Sunday

What: Team Ireland will be returning from the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games to a homecoming in Dublin Airport on Sunday. Bronze medallists, Sean McCarthy Crean (Karate) and Dearbhla Rooney (Boxing) will be in attendance.   Where: Dublin Airport – Terminal 1   When: Sunday 21 October 2018   Arrival Time: 09:50am   Flight Detail: BA […]

McCarthy Crean Through to Semi Finals – Karate

Corkman Sean McCarthy Crean has qualified for the semi-finals of the Men’s Kumite +68kg Semi Finals at the Youth Olympic Games today. The Cloghroe Karate Club member won two of his three rounds in Pool B of the Elimination Rounds, moving to the semi-finals with a bronze medal now guaranteed.   Speaking after his round […]

TEAM IRELAND SCHEDULE – DAY ONE – 7th OCTOBER


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 […]

Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires

The Chef de Mission seminar is underway in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the Youth Olympic Games which will take place 6th –  18th October 2018.   Athletes between the age of 15 – 18 from over 200 Countries around the World will compete in 32 sports at these Games. Martin Burke our Sports Director and Chef […]

Ireland’s Medal Winning Team Return Home from the European Youth Olympic Festival

Sunday, 30th July Team Ireland’s 40 athletes returned home today to Dublin Airport following a multi-medal haul at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) 2017 in Gyor, Hungary. There were six medals won by Ireland at the multi-sport event which saw athletes (aged 13-17)compete against the best youth athletes in Europe. The Athletics Team won […]

Team Ireland Returns Home This Afternoon! – EYOF

Team Ireland’s forty young athletes, who performed so who performed so impressively over the last week, will return to Dublin this afternoon with six medals in tow. What a tournament it has been for these young stars!  If you would like to welcome them, our athletes will land at Dublin Airport, Terminal 2 today, Sunday, […]

Day Six at EYOF – Roundup

July 29th: Sarah Healy secured Team Ireland’s first gold medal at the 2017 European Youth Olympics Festival in Győr, Hungary running a personal best of 4.19.85 in the 1500m Final on the last day of he championships. Healy, from Monkstown, was a clear winner with Kazimierska Klaudia of Poland second in 4:23.17 and Austria’s Anna Baumgartner third with 4:23.28. Louis […]
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