Ben Fletcher






Personal Best

2021 Olympic Ranking: 15

Date Of Birth

March 13, 1992


Wokingham, Berkshire


Ben, who is Megan’s younger brother, is a former world junior bronze medallist. The multiple Grand Slam and Grand Prix winner, whose mother Alma is from Bruff, Co Limerick, has represented Ireland since 2017. He started 2018 by winning gold at the Tunis Grand Prix, the first Irish judoka to ever win an IJF World Tour event. In 2018 he won silver at the Dusseldorf Grand Slam and bronze at the Antalya Grand Prix. In 2019 he had three top three Grand Prix finishes (Tel Aviv, Marrakech and Hohhot) and won bronze at the Grand Slam in Baku. In February 2021 he broke his leg in two places in competition in Israel yet has managed to return in time for his second Olympic Games. He competed for Great Britain in Rio where he finished 17th.


Megan Fletcher

Megan FletcherJUDO BIOGRAPHY Megan is only the second Irish women to represent Ireland in Olympic judo after Lisa Kearney (2012). This June she fought for a bronze medal at the World Championships in Hungary, the highest level ever by an Irish judoka. Her mother Alma is from Bruff, Co Limerick and Meg first competed for [...]


Final Results from EYOF Banska Bystrica

FINAL RESULTS Athletics (11 top tens) BRONZE Boy’s 1500m – Sean Cronin Final 3rd with 4:02.81 4th Girl’s 800m Heats – Nicole Dinan Heats 2:12.27 (PB), Finals – 4th with 2:12.92 4th Girl’s 3000m Final – Clodagh Gill Final 9:47.25 (PB) 4th Boy’s 3000m Final – Cormac Dixon Finals 8:28.62 5th Boy’s 200m – Toby […]


Team Ireland Athletes Continue to Shine in Slovakia Following on from Sean Cronin’s sensational bronze medal run yesterday, a quieter day of action for Team Ireland saw Irish competition in athletics, badminton, gymnastics, judo and tennis at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Banska Bystrica which runs from the 25 – 30 July.  Athletics […]

EYOF Banska Bystrica – Schedule 25 July

BETHANY MCCAULEY AND SAM COLEMAN LEAD OUT TEAM IRELAND AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE EYOF TONIGHT Competition in the largest multi-sport event for youths in Europe begins Flagbearers Bethany McCauley (Judo) and Sam Coleman (Cycling) lead out Team Ireland in the Opening Ceremony of the European Youth Olympic Festival in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia last […]

Team Ireland Athletes at the EYOF Banska Bystrica 2022

Thirty three athletes have been selected across seven sports to compete at the European Youth Olympic Fedstival which takes place in Banska Bystrica in Slovakia from the 25-30 July 2022. Details on all the athletes can be found below: Name DOB Location Sport Event Club Coach Amy-Jo Kierans ’03/10/2006 Monaghan Athletics Medley Relay (F) Oriel […]

Thirty-Three athletes across seven sports to compete for Team Ireland at the EYOF

The Permanent TSB Flagbearers will be Bethany McCauley (Judo) and Sam Coleman (Cycling) The Olympic Federation of Ireland has today named thirty-three athletes who will compete across seven sports in the Summer European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) later this month. The multi-sport event that is aimed at athletes aged 14-17 years, will take place in […]


Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy were crowned Olympic champions in Tokyo this morning, as they rowed home to gold in a thrilling final of the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls in a time of 6:06.43, to pip the Germans to first place. In a thrilling race, the Skibbereen crew were sitting in second place for much […]

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