Athletics

Paul McNamara | Team Behind The Team | Athletics Ireland HP Director

It takes a brave person to admit that “my appointment was as much a surprise  to me as anyone else” and that he initially suffered from imposter syndrome. But that is how Paul McNamara felt when he was appointed Athletics Ireland’s Director of High Performance in April 2017. He had already amassed World Athletics’ highest [...]

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Allianz supporting the next generation of Team Ireland athletes at Sport Ireland Campus Kids’ Camp

Allianz supporting the next generation of Team Ireland athletes at Sport Ireland Campus Kids’ Camp Thousands of children will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in an Olympian environment at Sport Ireland Campus this summer, in the build up to Paris 2024 and during Team Ireland’s centenary celebration of participation at the Olympic Games.   The partnership

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Sarah Lavin Visits Lisnagry National School in Limerick

Olympic hurdler visits her former school to inspire the next generation of athletes as part of the Dare to Believe Programme supported by PTSB. Team Ireland Olympian and PTSB ambassador, Sarah Lavin, visited her old primary school to inspire the next generation of children to pursue their athletic ambitions. Lavin took a break from her

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Weekend Recap | Rugby, Athletics, Show Jumping

Ireland dominate to win fifth Wellington CSIO4* Nations Cup The Underwriting Exchange Irish Show Jumping team won a fifth CSIO4* Wellington International Nations Cup after an utterly dominant performance at the Florida venue overnight. Michael Blake’s team of Darragh Kenny on Eddy Blue, David O’Brien on El Balou Old, Shane Sweetnam on RR Combella and

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CHILDREN NATIONWIDE TO JOIN OLYMPIANS ON ROAD TO PARIS

OLYMPIC FEDERATION OF IRELAND LAUNCHES ROAD TO PARIS – THE OLYMPIC SCHOOLS CHALLENGE   Schools nationwide are invited to join the Irish Olympic team on an interactive journey to the Olympic Games in Paris. The challenge is part of the OFI’s ‘Dare to Believe’ programme supported by PTSB Today the Olympic Federation of Ireland, together

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Upcoming Athletics Events

Event Location Date Athletes How to follow World Indoor Championships Glasgow, Scotland 01.03.2024-03.03.2024 Sarah Lavin (60m Hurdles), Sarah Healy (1500m), Israel Olatunde (60m), Sharlene Mawdsley (400m), Women’s 4x400m Relay Virgin Media TV, Releases from AI after every session, video interviews on social European Throwing Cup Leira, Portugal 09.03.2024-10.03.2024 Likely to feature Eric Favors (Shot Put)

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Selection Announcement: World Indoor Championships, Glasgow March 1st– 3rd 2024

Athletics Ireland has selected nine athletes to represent Ireland at the World Indoor Championships taking place on March 1st – 3rd in Glasgow, Scotland. Limerick’s Sarah Lavin (Emerald AC) will spearhead the team in the 60m hurdles. Lavin will travel to Glasgow on the back of a string of outstanding performances, most recently clocking an

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Performance Round Up – December

Catch up on the latest results of Team Ireland athletes throughout the month of December! Daniel Wiffen Smashes The Oldest Swimming World Record Ireland’s Daniel Wiffen had the swim of his life on Sunday, smashing the oldest World swimming record on the books in the 800m Freestyle Final at the European Aquatics Short Course Championships in Otopeni, Romania. Wiffen,

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TEAM IRELAND OLYMPIC BALL HONOURS EUROPEAN GAMES & AWARDS

Link to imagery HERE Athletes and performance enablers gather to celebrate Olympic sport in Ireland   Last night, the Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) hosted the Team Ireland Olympic Ball at the Mansion House in Dublin, to celebrate the achievements and contributions of members of the Irish Olympic family in 2023, as well as to

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