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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 […]


It was a busy day for Team Ireland at the EYOF in Baku with Athletics, Swimming and Tennis all featuring on the schedule: 06:00 SWIMMING Ellie McKibbin 100m Freestyle   06:00 TENNIS Arthur O’Sullivan Boy’s Singles 06:00 ATHLETICS Diarmuid O’Connor Decathlon (throughout day) 06:20 ATHLETICS Ciara Sheehy Shot Put 06:50 ATHLETICS Aimee Hayde 800m 07:20 […]

Ireland’s Kate Derwin crowned European U18 Show Jumping Champion

Flawless performance in The Netherlands Ireland has a new European Champion after Athlone’s Kate Derwin this morning (Sunday) claimed the Gold Medal in the U18 (Junior) competition at the European Youth Show Jumping Championships at Zuidwolde in The Netherlands. An incredible performance from Kate Derwin and The Irish Sport Horse AHG Whiterock Cruise Down, saw […]

Tickets for Tokyo Olympics Available to Purchase from the 15th July

Tickets for the Olympic Games in Tokyo go on sale on the 15th July 2019. Irish people who are planning to travel to Tokyo for the Games can purchase the tickets at THIS LINK through the Team Ireland Authorised Ticket Reseller (ATR) Elamys Group – and extra queries can be directed to Joanna Sheridan (joanna.sheridan@elamysgroup.com) […]

Three World Cup Medals Puts Rowers on Target for Olympic Qualifiers

Irish crews on target for Olympic Qualification with three medals wins and, reaching 4 A Finals in The World Rowing Cup III in Rotterdam, over the weekend. On Sunday, Ronan Byrne and Philip Doyle represented Ireland in the M2x A Final. The Men’s Double took the Silver Medal and finished behind the Swiss boat that […]

WHO’S WHO at the EYOF #TeamIreland

Thirty three athletes will be competing across athletics, cycling, gymnastics, swimming and tennis at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) next week. Here’s a list of who they are, where they’re from, and what they’re competing in:   Athletics   Aimee Hayde  (Co. Tipperary) 800m Aoife O’Sullivan (Co. Cork) High Jump Ava O’Connor (Co. Offaly) […]

Thirty-Three Team Ireland Athletes to Compete in EYOF in Baku

Thirty-three athletes across five sports will compete as part of Team Ireland in the Summer European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Baku, Azerbaijan this month. The EYOF is a multi-sport event aimed at athletes aged 14-18 years of age and plays an important role in preparing athletes for future Games, run in a similar format […]

Words of Olympians – Short Series

The Olympic Channel regularly release short films documenting the journey of athletes in their quest for glory. Check out this series called ‘Words of Olympians’ where personal profiles of famous Olympians are brought to life through animation and mixed media!   Find the link to the individual episodes HERE or watch the series below.  

Bridgestone announce support for Team Ireland

The Olympic Federation of Ireland today announced that Bridgestone, the world’s number 1 tyre and rubber company, and Worldwide Olympic Partner, will support Team Ireland locally through a range of initiatives, starting this year and building next year ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.   Bridgestone is one of 13 Worldwide Olympic Partners under […]


“This is the best moment of my life – by a mile” – Walker secures sensational gold for Ireland *All interviews on soundcloud* 30 June 2019   Kurt Walker has secured a gold medal for Ireland in sensational fashion this afternoon, with a unanimous decision win over Mykola Butsenko of Ukraine in the Bantamweight final. […]

Kurt Walker Names as Team Ireland Flagbearer for the Closing Ceremony

European Games Gold Medallist Kurt Walker has been named as the Team Ireland Flagbearer for the Closing Ceremony of the Games in Minsk. Walker was selected following his sensational win in the Sports Palace Uruchie in Minsk, when he beat Mykola Butsenko from Ukraine 5-0 in the Men’s Bantamweight -56kg today.   “Today was the […]
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