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Rhasidat Adeleke has been announced as the Team Ireland Flagbearer for the Closing Ceremony at the Summer European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Baku. Adeleke won two gold medals at the multi-sport games that take place every two years and are run by the European Olympic Committees. The other two medals coming home to Ireland […]

Cycling Ireland Annual Award Winners

Sam Bennett won the International Performance of the Year at the Cycling Ireland Annual Awards for the second consecutive year on Saturday night. The Cycling Ireland Awards Evening saw members of the cycling community recognised in 13 categories, both participants and volunteers, across the various cycling disciplines. Bennett notched up 13 wins this season including on stage […]

McCormack triumphs in sister act; Brady delivers at national cross

Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole) hailed ‘a great day for the family and the club’ as she routed the field to win the women’s 8,000m race with her sister Una Britton in third at the Irish Life Health National Cross Country Championships in Abbotstown today (November 24). There was an equally proud and emotional moment for Liam […]

Irish Olympian Paddy Barnes Announces Retirement

The Olympic Federation of Ireland would like to wish three time Olympian Paddy Barnes the best of luck as he embarks on his retirement from the sport of boxing. Team Ireland’s flagbearer at the Rio Olympics booked his place in the history books when he won two medals at consecutive Olympics, in the Men’s Flyweight […]


TEAM IRELAND ATHLETES’ COMMISSION WORKSHOP 2 DEC, SPORT IRELAND INSTITUTE The Athletes’ Commission is hosting a very important workshop on the 2 December, where we are looking for feedback from athletes regarding doping in sport. The workshop will be the basis of a piece of research conducted by Brian MacNeice and will be used as […]

Transparency highlighted in Tokyo 2020 Olympic boxing regulations

Following consultation with athletes, the IOC Boxing Task Force has confirmed today that the Technical & Competition Rules to be applied at the Olympic Boxing Qualifying Events and the boxing tournament at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will include the end-of-round display of scoring and other measures aimed at increasing clarity, transparency and integrity. In […]

Peadar Casey RIP

The Olympic Federation of Ireland would like to extend our sympathies to the family and friends of Peadar Casey, who passed away on the 14 November 2019. We also extend our condolences to Rowing Ireland and the wider rowing community. Peadar Casey had almost forty years of involvement with the Irish Olympic movement. He was […]

Dakar 2022 is first Youth Olympics organised in Africa

Dakar 2022 takes important steps towards the first Youth Olympic Games ever organised in Africa Dakar 2022 held discussions with representatives of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission on its first visit to the Senegalese capital since the city was awarded the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games. Dakar, Senegal, was selected as host by […]

Two-time Olympian Matt McGovern returns to the Irish Sailing Team as coach

Matt McGovern, who represented Ireland in the 49er class at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, has re-joined the Irish Sailing Team as 49er coach.   Matt retired from competing in February 2018, and since then has been working with the RYA Northern Ireland as High Performance Manager.   The Belfast native will now coach the […]

Ireland Men’s Hockey Miss Out on Spot at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Ireland Miss Out on Spot at Tokyo 2020 Olympics after Canadian Qualifier goes to Shoot Out   Ireland 1 (McKee) Canada 3 (Johnston, Scholfield, Tupper). Aggregate score Ireland 6 – 6 Canada, Penalty Shoot Out Canada 5, Ireland 4.   The Irish Men’s Hockey team took to the pitch in Vancouver this evening for their […]

Evening with the CEOs and Presidents from Member Federations

Last Wednesday, 23 October, the Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) hosted an evening with the CEOs and Presidents from our Member Federations. Over 60 people gathered in the Crowne Plaza in Blanchardstown to hear about the progress of Team Ireland in the lead up to Tokyo 2020, as well as other key organisation updates. President […]
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