Being a parent of an Irish athlete

“As a parent part of you is like ‘slow down,’ but you know that’s not the idea, so the other half of you is hoping they can go as fast as they can.” Ken Murphy, father of Ireland’s first world medallist in winter sports, Elle Murphy, described being a parent of an Irish athlete in […]

 DSQ on Second Run for Ryan in Giant Slalom at EYOF in Sarajevo

14th February 2019: It was disappointment for Matt Ryan at the Winter European Youth Olympic Festival in Bosnia and Herzegovina today, with a disqualification in the second run of the Giant Slalom. The sixteen year old who impressed in the Slalom earlier this week, finishing 25th, was in action on the final day of racing […]

Ryan Finishes 25th in Slalom at EYOF in Sarajevo

12th February 2019: Team Ireland’s Matt Ryan has finished 25th out of 104 starters in the Slalom today at the Winter European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Bosnia and Herzegovina today. Ryan is part of the two person team competing this week, alongside Elle Murphy who finished 40th in the Slalom yesterday. The competition runs […]

Murphy Finishes 40th in Giant Slalom at EYOF in Sarajevo

13th February 2019: Elle Murphy has finished 40th in the Giant Slalom at the Winter European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Bosnia and Herzegovina today. The seventeen year old improved her placing between the first and second run, finishing with an overall time of 2.28.18 just 11.8 seconds off the winner. The competition runs from […]

Thomas Westgaard-first podium for an Irish Cross-Country skier in an FIS race

Thomas came 3rd in the Austrian national championships on Saturday in Seefeld, the venue for next year’s Nordic Skiing World Championships. This was a 2×7.5 km race, skiathlon where the first half is in freestyle (skate) and the second in classic. Thomas was third behind Spain’s best cross-country skier and a Bulgarian with no Austrians on […]

Pyeongchang Chef de Mission Seminar

Representatives from National Olympic Committees across the world have arrived for the first of 4 days of updates. They will be briefed on different aspects of preparations while also conducting site visits to venues and other Games-time facilities for the Winter Olympics. It marks a key examination for organisers before celebrations marking a one year […]

Skinner 29th in YOG Combined Slalom

Gary Skinner finished in a time of 1:18:87 in the men’s super G, 7 seconds behind the winner River Radamus from the USA. In the men’s Combined Slalom he produced an excellent performance in his first ever major Games to finish inside the top 30.. Congratulations to Gary and Snowsports Association of Ireland on his […]

Top 30 finish for Skinner at YOG

Ireland’s Gary Skinner produced a top 30 finish in the Lillehammer World Youth Games Men’s Alpine Combined Slalom at the Hafjell Olympic Slope.Earlier he  made a solid start to the day by finishing 39th in the Alpine Combined Super-G.        

Gary is all set for the Winter Youth Olympic Games

Gary Skinner from Terenure, Dublin, will be Ireland’s sole representative at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway which runs from the 12th to the 21st February. Gary, 17 years of age, is a member of the Ski Club of Ireland and the Leogang Ski Racing Club, Austria. He is a pupil at Clongowes […]


A review of the recent World Ski Championships in Vaile from Snowsports Ireland. The ladies team of Tess Arbez, Florence Bell and Victoria Bell along with the men’s team of Maxime Arbez, Conor Lyne and Pat McMillan selected by Snowsport Association of Ireland (SAI) represented Ireland in the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in […]

O’Connor impressive at European Open

Congratulations to 17 year old Seamus O’Connor, Team Ireland, who qualified for the European Open Half-Pipe finals at the weekend finishing in 7th place overall. Results can be viewed here Watch Seamus O’Connor in the finals here 50mins.30secs in
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