Sean Dancer announced as new Head Coach for Irish Women’s Hockey team

Sean Dancer has today been announced as the new Head Coach for the Irish senior women’s hockey team. Dancer brings a wealth of experience to the role. Having represented Australia himself at U21 level, Dancer began his coaching career while playing for the Heracles club in Antwerp, Belgium. He became National Junior Head Coach for […]

Report from the World Olympians Forum – April 2019

Representing the Irish Olympians at the recent World Olympian’s Forum in Lausanne was Olympian John Bouchier Hayes (Fencing, 1964, 1968, 1972), who detailed how the event unfolded. The three day event featured workshops held under the theme of “Olympians for Life,” with 150 participants gathering from 107 National Olympians Associations. Opening Address The opening address […]

Clean Sport, Beckie Scott and the Athlete Voice

Team Ireland Athletes’ Commission host Beckie Scott to discuss the athlete’s voice in clean sport   Team Ireland Athletes’ Commission wish to invite you to an exciting event that we are hosting next Wednesday 17th April, to discuss the important role that athletes can play in the promotion and development of clean sport. We have […]

The biggest-ever International Athletes’ Forum (IAF) to take place in Lausanne from 13 to 15 April 2019

Building on a successful 2017 International Athletes’ Forum, the International Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission (IOC AC) is pleased to announce the attendee list in 2019 will top 300. All 206 National Olympic Committee ACs have been invited for the first time to the IAF. and will join the International Federation ACs, WADA AC, Paris 2024 […]

REMINDER: Non Rights Holding Accreditation Closes 15th March

    The IOC would like to inform you that the application form for non-rights holding television and radio organisations to apply for ENR accreditation to cover the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is available now from 24 January to 15 March 2019 .  We invite NOCs to inform interested ENR organisations of the information below: […]

‘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 […]

The Olympic Federation of Ireland Visit IOC

The Olympic Federation of Ireland were in Lausanne for meetings with various staff of IOC to include the newly appointed Director of Olympic Solidarity and NOC Relations, James Macleod. They also met with Pamela Vipond, Deputy Director, Olympic Solidarity, Eliane Braillard, PA to the Director and Deputy Director, and Sandra Lengwiler, Project Manager, Strategic Communications […]

Smart and sustainable solutions paving the way for Lausanne 2020

Smart and sustainable solutions paving the way for Lausanne 2020 Two weeks after celebrating the “1 year-to-go” milestone to Lausanne 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission reconvened in the Olympic capital this week to provide assistance to the local organisers on the crucial 12 months ahead. As a result of the close relationship […]

Hockey: Green Army Squad For Upcoming Series Announced

With 2018 and an historic World Cup behind us, it is time to look to 2019 and what the Green Army have ahead of them. A home-hosted FIH Series Finals in June and Olympic Qualification the pinnacle of a busy year, there is also the Eurohockey Championships to look forward to in Belgium this August. […]

OFI President Scoops Women of Influence Award

Sarah Keane, the Olympic Federation of Ireland President was announced the winner of the Women of Influence Award at the inaugural “Irish Women’s Awards” last night. The awards ceremony aimed to showcase the contribution of women to various industries and professions such as Law, Medicine, Technology, Arts, Sport, Education and many more. The awards also provided […]

Shirley Armstrong Duffy RIP

The Olympic Federation of Ireland was sad to learn of the passing of Shirley Armstrong Duffy. A competitor in the foil discipline, she represented Ireland at two world fencing championships – 1965 in Paris and 1971 in Vienna. Along with Maeve Kyle, Shirley Armstrong Duffy was one of only two women selected for Ireland to […]
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