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WATCH | What is it about rowing?


Rowing is in an exciting place heading into the Tokyo Olympics. At the World Championships last year they qualified an unprecedented four boats for the Games, and this summer have an opportunity to qualify another two in the Lucerne Olympic Qualifier from the 17 – 19 May.   Qualified so far: Men’s Lightweight Double (MLW2X) […]

ATHLETES’ COMMISSION SUPPORT CALL FOR EXEMPTIONS FOR OLYMPIC ATHLETES

Team Ireland Athletes’ Commission backs the call by the Olympic Federation of Ireland for minor exemptions to be offered to Tokyo focussed athletes to support their return to sport. They are asking for a travel exemption to be offered to a small number of Olympic athletes, and under the strict health protocols that have already […]

TARGETTED APPROACH SOUGHT TO SUPPORT OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC ATHLETES

OFI CALLS FOR TARGETTED APPROACH TO SUPPORT OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC ATHLETES ROUND TABLE BRIEFING SCHEDULED FOR 12 NOON  The Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) today called for a number of straightforward measures to be put in place to support prospective Olympic and Paralympic athletes during the current crisis.  Sport Ireland, the Department of Transport, Tourism […]

RTÉ HOME SCHOOL HUB OLYMPICS, COMPETITIONS, AND VIRTUAL VISITS

RTÉ HOME SCHOOL HUB OLYMPICS, COMPETITIONS, AND VIRTUAL VISITS SHINING 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 […]

DARE TO BELIEVE: Shane O’Donoghue on Facebook Live

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 […]

Irish Sailing Team returns to the water

The Irish Sailing Team goes back to training on the water today (Monday 18 May) as per Phase 1 of the Government’s Roadmap for Reopening.   The team continued to train remotely throughout the lockdown by daily video catch ups, teaching sessions and support from the “backroom” team made up of doctors, sports psychologists and […]

Cycling Ireland Charity Sportive in aid of Irish Cancer Society

Cycling Ireland will host a charity sportive on Sunday, May 3rd on the online training platform, Zwift. Many of Ireland’s top professional cyclists, including Nicolas Roche and Eddie Dunbar, will join in support of those struggling during these difficult times. Hundreds of people are expected to ride the virtual sportive from the safety of their […]

DARE TO BELIEVE CIRCUIT CHALLENGE TRAINING VIDEO LAUNCHED

Train Like a Champion in Lockdown with Dare to Believe Ambassadors Dare to Believe Programme to be rolled out online in schools   16 April 2020 The Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) Dare to Believe Circuit Challenge Video was launched today, with the aim of providing a fun exercise circuit for school children that they […]

SPORT IN FOCUS | SWIM IRELAND

SPORT IN FOCUS | SWIM IRELAND As part of our Sport in Focus series we have dedicated a full day to swimming and diving in Ireland. With the assistance of our friends in Swim Ireland we explored the world of Irish swimming and diving in one full day – with details about the National Federation, […]

Stay Strong and Stay Active on International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Today, April 6 is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), an annual celebration of the power of sport to drive social change, community development and to foster peace and understanding. This celebration is a UN initiative where it was decided that due to its vast reach, unparalleled popularity and foundation of […]

SPORT IN FOCUS: HOCKEY IRELAND TAKEOVER

As part of our Sport in Focus we have a full day dedicated to Irish Hockey. Thanks to our friends (especially Emma Porter) in Hockey Ireland for compiling a comprehensive review of Irish Hockey, from competitions to international teams to participation and education. Enjoy! About Us. It’s a Hockey Ireland Take-Over today, here’s a little […]
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