Dare to Believe News

Team Ireland and the Active Schools Week #ASW21

April 23, 2021
Next week Team Ireland will be encouraging school children around Ireland to Get Active as part of the Active Schools Week 2021 campaign. This is an initiative of the Active Schools Flag where for one whole week there is a concerted effort to get children around the country moving! For Dare to Believe athletes Sarah […]

Anna O’Flanagan on the Challenges Along the Road to Tokyo

April 16, 2021
Sitting on Anna O’Flanagan’s desk are a set of pens that have remained in the packet for almost six years now. In just under a hundred days, she may finally get around to chucking them out, maybe even burn them. Bought in something of an emotional daze in Valencia, in 2015, the day after Rio […]


April 13, 2021
OLYMPIC FEDERATION OF IRELAND IN ASSOCIATION WITH FBD INSURANCE LAUNCHES NEW OLYMPIC SCHOOLS CHALLENGE ‘ROAD TO TOKYO’ The challenge is part of the OFI’s ‘Dare to Believe’ programme The Olympic Federation of Ireland in association with FBD Insurance has today launched their new Olympic Schools Challenge, ‘Road to Tokyo’. The challenge is part of the […]

Olympic Schools Challenge

March 19, 2021
Dare to Believe and follow Team Ireland on the Road to Tokyo COMING SOON This May join Team Ireland on the Road to Tokyo. Over the month we are inviting schools and families to join us in an interactive journey from Ireland to Tokyo, with our Olympic athletes offering tips, insights and activities along the […]

Olympic Sport Update - 26 November 2020

November 26, 2020
Last weekend we had a number of highlights from Equestrian and Golf, with a round up of those medal winning performances from Eventer Cathal Daniels and Golfer Stephanie Meadows. This weekend will be another relatively quiet one, and we have also included an interview with Jack Woolley who is preparing for his first competition since […]

Dare to Believe Teams Up with RTÉ After School Hub Winter Olympics

November 20, 2020
Dare to Believe, in association with FBD Insurance, features on popular RTÉ2 series The winter is coming in fast, but the best way to stay warm is to stay moving. That's why After School Hub have a super Sports Week coming up next week. Our friends from Team Ireland are here for the After School Hub Winter Games with Kenneth Egan, Kellie Harrington […]

FBD Sponsor Dare to Believe Programme

November 18, 2020
OLYMPIC FEDERATION OF IRELAND ANNOUNCES FBD INSURANCE AS OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE EXPANDING ‘DARE TO BELIEVE’ PROGRAMME 25 Athlete Ambassadors set to bring the Olympics to the classroom in 2020/21 rollout The Olympic Federation of Ireland has today announced FBD Insurance as the sponsor of this year’s ‘Dare to Believe’ Olympic Schools Programme. Ireland’s homegrown […]


June 12, 2020
In light of the global pandemic, Dare to Believe, the Irish Olympic schools programme, moved online, with over 200 schools around the country taking part as part of their home schooling.Dare to Believe was launched in February 2019 and focuses on Olympism and Paralympism, and features the Olympic values. The fun and interactive programme has […]


May 22, 2020
RTÉ HOME SCHOOL HUB OLYMPICS, COMPETITIONS, AND VIRTUAL VISITSSHINING A LIGHT ON THE DARE TO BELIEVE SCHOOL PROGRAMME Olympic athletes will be helping children across the country get into the spirit of sports day next week as they switch their focus to the playground in the RTÉ Home School Hub Olympics. The focus of the popular […]

DARE TO BELIEVE: Shane O'Donoghue on Facebook Live

May 21, 2020
Olympic hockey player Shane O'Donoghue is the first ambassador on the Olympic Federation of Ireland Dare to Believe Programme to talk about his Olympic journey on Facebook Live - with his presentation taking place at noon on the 21 May 2020. On the Dare to Believe Schools Programme, the ambassador visit to the classroom is […]


June 19, 2019
Schools Flag Presented by the Olympic Federation of Ireland to Wicklow School The Olympic Federation of Ireland presented the first Dare to Believe Irish Olympic flag to Holy Rosary Primary School, Wicklow today. Dare to Believe is a school activation programme that promotes Olympism, Paralympism and the benefits of sport in schools nationwide by elite […]

DARE TO BELIEVE launches - inspiring schoolchildren

February 25, 2019
Bringing the Olympics to the Classroom and Inspiring the Next Generation   The Olympic Federation of Ireland is proud to launch Dare to Believe, a school activation programme championed and supported by the Athletes’ Commission. Olympism, Paralympism and the benefits of sport will be promoted in schools nationwide by some of Ireland’s best known and […]



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