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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) […]

DARE TO BELIEVE: Shane O’Donoghue on Facebook Live

Olympic hockey player Shane O’Donoghue is the first ambassador on the Olympic Federation of Ireland Dare to Believe Programme to talk about his Olympic journey on Facebook Live – with his presentation taking place at noon on the 21 May 2020. On the Dare to Believe Schools Programme, the ambassador visit to the classroom is […]

Irish Sailing Team returns to the water

The Irish Sailing Team goes back to training on the water today (Monday 18 May) as per Phase 1 of the Government’s Roadmap for Reopening.   The team continued to train remotely throughout the lockdown by daily video catch ups, teaching sessions and support from the “backroom” team made up of doctors, sports psychologists and […]

Cycling Ireland Charity Sportive in aid of Irish Cancer Society

Cycling Ireland will host a charity sportive on Sunday, May 3rd on the online training platform, Zwift. Many of Ireland’s top professional cyclists, including Nicolas Roche and Eddie Dunbar, will join in support of those struggling during these difficult times. Hundreds of people are expected to ride the virtual sportive from the safety of their […]

SPORT IN FOCUS | SWIM IRELAND

SPORT IN FOCUS | SWIM IRELAND As part of our Sport in Focus series we have dedicated a full day to swimming and diving in Ireland. With the assistance of our friends in Swim Ireland we explored the world of Irish swimming and diving in one full day – with details about the National Federation, […]

SPORT IN FOCUS: HOCKEY IRELAND TAKEOVER

As part of our Sport in Focus we have a full day dedicated to Irish Hockey. Thanks to our friends (especially Emma Porter) in Hockey Ireland for compiling a comprehensive review of Irish Hockey, from competitions to international teams to participation and education. Enjoy! About Us. It’s a Hockey Ireland Take-Over today, here’s a little […]

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.  […]

“Dream Big” – Basketball Ireland marks International Women’s Day 2020 with launch of new Women in Sport campaign

“Dream Big” – Basketball Ireland marks International Women’s Day 2020 with launch of new Women in Sport campaign   Basketball Ireland is marking International Women’s Day 2020 today by urging all young players to dream big with the launch of their new Women in Sport campaign “She Got Game”.   The campaign is aimed at […]

HOCKEY | Irish Women no Longer to Travel to South Africa for Training Camp

Having monitored the situation over the previous weeks and given the escalation of measures being taken here in Ireland to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Hockey Ireland Irish Senior Women’s team management has taken the decision to cancel the women’s upcoming trip to South Africa. The squad had originally been scheduled to travel to South […]

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 […]
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