Snowsports

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 […]

European Winter Youth Olympic Festival Update

Ireland’s Enda Bolger competed in the men’s slalom event today at the 2015 EWYOF in Malbun, Liechtenstein. He put in a very solid performance over the two runs finishing well inside the top half of the field. On a very difficult course thirty four skiers including Ireland’s Ben Anselmi and Gary Skinner did not finish […]

Top 20 for Arbez at EWYOF 2015

Tess Arbez broke new ground today for Snowsports in Ireland. Following on from Seamus O’Connor’s top ten place at the recent Snowboard World Championships, Tess finished 20th overall in Ladies Slalom with an overall time of 1.57.33 and +8.15 behind winner. Its another breakthrough and a credit to the support given to young winter sports men […]

European Winter Youth Olympic Festival Update

Congratulations to Enda Bolger completed the European Youth men’s giant slalom on a very demanding course  finishing 68 of 110 on the start list. Chef de Mission Anne O’Connor said “The team are highly motivated to finish as high as they can against the more established nations in Europe. They are doing a great job in promoting […]

European Winter Youth Olympic Festival Update

Tess Arbez will be competing today in the giant slalom after finishing in the top 35 of 95 on the start list in slalom on Monday. Her target today is to finish in the top 30. Team Ireland Chef de Mission Anne O’Connor said “The team are motivated and are competing well against the top […]

2015 Nordic World Ski Championship

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 in Falun, Sweden from the  18th February – 1st March 2015. Jan Rossiter and Dominic McAleenan have been selected by Snowsports Association of Ireland. Rossiter competed for Ireland in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.       TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT Team Ireland:  FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 in Falun, […]

O’Connor reflects on World Top 10

Seamus O’Connor reflects on his superb performances at the 2015 World Snowboarding Championship. O’Connor produced the best slopestyle performance of his career in the semi-finals and in doing so qualified with the second highest score, 90.33, for the final. On reflection today he said, ” I was really happy with how I rode in the slopestyle qualifiers; being able to […]

2015 World Ski World Championships

Conor Lyne will be back in action for Ireland at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek from 4th – 16th February 2015 will showcase over 700 athletes from more than 70 nations. He will be joined by talented young skiers Maxime Arbez and Pat McMillan. These World Championships represent the largest and most […]

O’Connor’s top 10 in World Slopestyle

Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor has made a major breakthrough by finishing in the top 10 of the 2015 Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle World Championships in Kreischberg (AUT) this morning. O’Connor is coached by New Zealander Sam Wilkinson and since Sochi 2014 they have been working on a number of new routines. In the semi finals O’Connor  produced the best […]

O’Connor into Slopestyle Final

Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor has produced the best slopestyle performance of his career so far and in doing so has qualified ( with the second highest score – 90.33 ) for the final of the Snowborad Slopestyle World Championship in Kreischberg . Prior to the event O’Connor’s coach Sam Wilkinson said ” In this post Olympic year Seamus has […]

Sochi’s first events have started

Sochi’s first events have started with snowboarding, our athlete Seamus O’Connor was in action. Seamus has now got the qualification round out of the way.   See the offiical results at the following link http://www.sochi2014.com/en/snowboard-men-s-sbs-qualification   The opening ceremony will take place tomorrow 7th February.   Team Ireland were out an about on practice runs. […]
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