EYOF Slask-Beskidy 2009
Irish Competitors were not alone in failing to qualify for the the 2nd runs of the Giant Slalom Event in Slask Beskidy on Friday
Simon Lyons put together two consistent runs to finish 42nd of 121 starters in the boys slalom event, held yesterday in Slask Beskidy.
Ireland's only female skier, Lisa McShera, finished in 67th place inthe slalom event at Slask Beskidy yesterday. The event was moved forward to avoid forecasted heavy snow, but was still run in difficult conditions.
The opening ceremony of the 9th European Youth Olympic Winter Festival Śląsk - Beskidy took place on Sunday evening, on Skalite stage in Szczyrk.
The Irish Team that will compete in the Winter European Youth Olympic Festival departed Dublin airport in the early hours of Saturday 14th February.
The 2009 European Youth Olympic Festival will commence in Slask-Beskidy (POL) this coming Saturday, 14th February and will last for a week, until 21st February.
The Olympic Council of Ireland held a planning seminar with athletes and their coaches to assist them prepare for European Youth Olympics in Slask-Beskidy,18-25th Feb 09 and Tampere , Finland 18-25th July 2009.
Eurosport 2 will provide live coverage of the European Winter Olympic Festival. The EYOF is being held in Slask-Beskidy, Poland, 15th – 20th February, 2009.
Programme for all sports at the Winter European Youth Olympic Festival;
The Winter European Youth Olympic festival will be held in the Slask-Beskidy area of Silesia in Southern Poland. The event will be held from 14th to 21st February 2009. Ireland will be represented by 4 Alpine Skiers in Super G, Giant Slalom, Slalom, The eligible athletes were born 1992/1993. Final Selection will be made shortly