Indeed Announces Official Partnership with Team Ireland for Tokyo 2020

Global job site Indeed today announced its official partnership with the Irish Olympic team which will strengthen its roots even further in Ireland. The partnership will see Indeed supporting Irish athletes on the journey to qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Games. The announcement comes on the back of a statement by Indeed to employ an […]

REFLECTING ON: The Winter Olympics 2018

IRELAND’S five-person team at last February’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang were delayed slightly on their return to Dublin, ironically because of unprecedented snowfalls here at home!   But Seamus O’Connor, Brendan Newby, Tess Arbez, Patrick McMillan and Thomas Westgaard put in some good performances and captured the attention of many.   Snowboarder O’Connor, a semi-finalist […]

Highlights of the Year – 2018

February Ireland’s first individual medal in 2018 was, fittingly, in a sport that will be making its Olympic debut in Tokyo 2020.   Identical twins Sean and Chris McCarthy Crean are two of Ireland’s rising talents in karate and both were part of the Irish team that travelled to Sochi for this year’s European Junior […]

2018 In a Nutshell

HAS 2018 been Ireland’s greatest year ever of sporting success?   CHECK OUT THE HIGHLIGHTS HERE   It is hard to argue otherwise given Ireland’s rugby success and the quality and quantity of the 75 international medals Irish athletes won this year, especially given the huge variety of sports in which they excelled.   The […]

Hockey: Green Machine World Cup Comes to an End

Odisha World Cup, Bhubaneswar Ireland 2 (Cargo, O’Donoghue) England 4 (Condon, Ansell, Gall, Gleghorne)   Ireland’s World Cup journey came to an end tonight in a 6 goal clash with England.   It was a relatively uneventful opening half with England slightly edging the chances. The world number 7 side seemed content to pass the […]

Hockey: Green Machine Draw With China

Odisha World Cup, Bhubaneswar Ireland 1 (Sothern) China 1 (Guo)   It was a frustrating match for Irish fans as the Green Machine dominated much of the tie but struggled to find the back of the net. Eugene Magee forced the first save of the game from Caiyu Wang as he got the faintest of […]

Tokyo 2020 on track to deliver unifying Olympic Games

During its seventh visit to Tokyo (3-5 December), it was clear to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission that the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee is on track to host unifying Olympic and Paralympic Games. “I can only reiterate what IOC President Thomas Bach said during his recent visit: these Olympic Games will bring people […]

Irish Equestrian Stars Honoured at Medal Reception

Irish Equestrian stars honoured at Horse Sport Ireland medal reception after claiming 12 medals at World and European level during 2018 Horse Sport Ireland, the governing body for equestrian sport in Ireland, today (Thursday) hosted a medal reception at Druids Glen Hotel and Golf Resort in County Wicklow, to honour the outstanding sporting achievements of […]

Irish Game-Changers Selected for the New Leaders Programme

Two Irish sports professionals, Conor Meany and Olympian Grainne Murphy, were selected for the New Leaders Sport Leadership Education Programme. The pair were selected following a European application process to the National Olympc Committee (NOC) of Finland and are among thirty game-changers throughout Europe.   New Leaders is a legacy project of Birgitta Kervinen, 2017 […]

McClenaghan wins big at 2018 JLT Gymnastics Ireland National Awards

Radisson Blu, Dublin:  Gymnastics Ireland’s annual gala awards night took place on Saturday 17th November in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin, to celebrate another hugely successful year for the sport of gymnastics in Ireland. 200 guests took to the red carpet for the JLT Gymnastics Ireland National Awards for a night that saw 29 recipients […]

Athletes First – Athletes’ Commission Comment on Karate

Statement from Shane O’Connor, Chairman, Athletes’ Commission of the Olympic Federation of Ireland   Over the past 2 weeks our Athletes’ Commission was approached by an athlete in relation to the Karate Ireland ONAKAI team who competed at the recent World Championships in Madrid.  Concerns were raised in relation to the difficult position these athletes […]
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