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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) […]

OFI STATEMENT Cancellation of Boxing European qualifier in London

The decision by the IOC Boxing Task Force to cancel the event in London, while very difficult for everyone, is being done for the right reasons – to protect the athletes from over 60 countries. The cancellation was decided in conjunction with the Local Organising Committee amid the increasing global travel restrictions and quarantine measures […]

BIG WEEK FOR IRISH BOXERS AS THEY FIGHT FOR TOKYO OLYMPIC SPOTS

BIG WEEK FOR IRISH BOXERS AS THEY FIGHT FOR TOKYO OLYMPIC SPOTS IN LONDON QUALIFIER The Irish Amateur Boxing Association will be well represented in London this week with a full team of thirteen boxers competing for Olympic berths at the European Olympic Qualifying Tournament in the Copper Box venue from the 14-24 March 2020.  […]

Team Ireland qualifies largest ever cycling squad for Olympics

The UCI confirmed that Team Ireland has qualified a quota in each of the Men’s and Women’s Madison and Men’s and Women’s Omnium events. The Olympic Federation of Ireland and Cycling Ireland formally accepted the slots this morning. This is the first time that Cycling Ireland has qualified such as a large team for the […]

IOC takes leadership role in UN Women Sports for Generation Equality Initiative

IOC takes leadership role in UN Women Sports for Generation Equality Initiative A few days after having made landmark decisions demonstrating that gender equality is a reality at the Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has taken a leadership role in the UN Women Sports for Generation Equality Initiative, which aims to advance gender […]

*POSTPONED* Decision Makers Come Together for OFI Gender Equality Conference

**POSTPONED** Decision Makers Come Together for OFI Gender Equality Conference Marking International Women’s Day, President of the Olympic Federation of Ireland Sarah Keane today launched the OFI Gender Equality Conference which will take place on the 19 March 2020. The line-up for the one day event will include high profile Irish and International decision makers […]

SAILING – MARCH UPDATE 2020

Welcome to our second edition of the Irish Sailing Performance Quarterly. With a number of big events already completed this year, we sum up the status of our teams and look ahead at what’s next in store. Last chance for the 49ers The 49er World Championships in Auckland last December was bittersweet – our senior […]

Horse Sport Ireland appoint Kevin Babington as technical advisor to the Senior Jumping Programme

Horse Sport Ireland are delighted to announce that Kevin Babington has been appointed by HSI to the High Performance Jumping Committee, as technical advisor to the Senior Jumping Programme. The Committee acts in an expert advisory capacity in relation to the execution of the HSI Senior Jumping High Performance strategy and to act as a […]

Hockey Ireland Announce Squad for Durban, South Africa Humidity Tour.

Hockey Ireland announce the Ireland Women’s squad who will travel to Durban in South Africa at the end of March. The 21 players selected will undertake eight matches while during the tour, against China, South Africa and Japan.   Speaking on the announcement Head Coach, Sean Dancer, said, “We have selected a very balanced squad […]

#TalentUnleashed: “We only get one shot, 60 seconds to shine” – Rhys McClenaghan, Indeed Ambassador and Irish Olympic Gymnast

A medal at the Olympic Summer Games…a dream countless elite athletes spend decades preparing for. A dream that for young Irish gymnast, first time Olympic hopeful and Indeed ambassador Rhys McClenaghan, all hinges on one shot and a routine which lasts under 60 seconds.   Supporting and following Rhys on his extraordinary journey, Team Ireland […]

Shane Sweetnam second in Florida Grand Prix and crowned Leading Irish Rider

Cork’s Shane Sweetnam capped an excellent weekend at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, by scoring a runner-up finish in Sunday’s $214,000 Premier Equestrian four-star Grand Prix while he was also crowned leading Irish rider of Nations Cup week at the American venue. Sweetnam was riding his gold medal winning mount from the 2017 European […]
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