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The Golden Generation – Five Rings Films


      “The history of the golden generation is much more than a triumph of underdogs, which it is.  What really thrills and impacts is the humility, effort and camaraderie of a group of people that keeps growing stronger over time – a team of individual stars who managed to merge into a single […]

‘Empowering Women’ Reunite for International Women’s Day 2019

As a mark of International Women’s Day 2019, some of Ireland’s most influential women in Olympic sport gathered to share ideas and experiences today. Olympic Federation of Ireland President Sarah Keane hosted the lunch to reunite the women who attended the ‘Empowering Women’ Conference in 2017, along with several other leading females involved with and […]

Hockey: Green Machine Beat England In Shootout

4 Nations Tournament Valencia Ireland 2(Magee, Murray) England 2 (Wallace, Taylor)   Shootout: Ireland 4 England 3   There was nothing to separate the two sides for much of the opening half. Mark Gleghorne and the English defence were content to pass the ball around the back in search of an opening that rarely appeared. […]

Short Track Speed Skater Sean McAnuff Breaks Two Irish Records At Calgary World Cup

Irish short track speed skater Sean McAnuff broke two national records at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup in Calgary, Canada over the weekend.   McAnuff began his season debut by knocking half a second off his personal best in the 500 metres preliminary rounds in a time of 42.833. In the repechage quarterfinals […]

DAY FIVE AT THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Following Ireland’s silver medal last night, with Niamh Coyne in the 100 breaststroke, swimming’s good run continued this morning, with both Mona McSharry and Robbie Powell making it through to the semi-finals tonight in their respective events.   In the women’s 50 freestyle McSharry’s time of 25.76 was within 0.21 of her 25.54 PB, and […]

We’re recruiting – Chef de Mission Tokyo 2020 & European Games 2019

Chef de Mission Tokyo 2020 and European Games 2019 January 2019 – August 2020 The Olympic Federation of Ireland wishes to recruit a suitable candidate as Chef de Mission for Team Ireland at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the European Games in Minsk 2019. The Chef de Mission (CDM) role is critical to Team […]

DUBLINS NIAMH COYNE TAKES SILVER IN THE BUENOS AIRES YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Dublin’s Niamh Coyne has taken the silver medal in the women’s 100m breaststroke at the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games with a time of 1:08.90.   Sligo’s Mona McSharry finished just out of the medals in fourth place with a time of 1:08.97. Mona was first to turn at halfway, just missing out on […]

Olympic Federation of Ireland welcomes Government’s increased funding for Sport

The Olympic Federation of Ireland today (October 10, 2018) welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will increase current funding for Sport Ireland by €6.5m in 2019.   Through its National Sports Policy 2019-2027, the Government has committed to doubling funding for sport over the next ten years from €111m to €220m annually, and within that, […]

DAY ONE AT THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES – UPDATE

Strong performances in the evening session of Day One at the Youth Olympic Games see McSharry and Coyne progress through to women’s 50m breaststroke final and Nyugyen winning in men’s doubles. Badminton: Dublin’s Nhat Nguyen paired with Great Britain’s Christopher Grimley to win in the men’s doubles, and with Hungary’s Vivien Sandorhazi in the mixed […]
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