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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 […]

Snowboarder O’Connor on Sochi 2014

Teenager Seamus O’Connor will become Ireland’s first-ever Olympic competitor in the snowboard halfpipe and slopestyle events in Sochi. Seamus, 16, was born into a diverse family – his mother is from Russia, his father grew up in England, and his grandparents are Irish. When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) chose Sochi for the 2014 Olympic […]

1 Month to go – Sochi 2014

January 7, exactly one month before the start of Russia’s first ever Olympic Winter Games, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has announced the opening of the Main Media Center. The two-story Media Center has a total area of over 158,000 sq. m and is located in close proximity to the Olympic Park. While the Olympic […]

Cross Country Skiing at Sochi 2014

The first Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix, France, in 1924, included men’s cross-country skiing on 18 km and 50 km courses. A women’s 10 km cross-country ski competition first featured in the 1952 Games in Oslo, Norway. Soviet athlete Lyubov Baranova (Kozyreva) took first place in the 10 km race. Other distances and race formats […]

World Snow Day 20th January

Following the success of last year’s event, The Ski Club are delighted to again host World Snow Day in conjunction with the S.A.I and F.I.S. World Snow Day begins at 13.30 on Sunday 20th January. Attractions at the Club will include a Freestyle Airbag, Tubing, and a specially-imported Norwegian Ski Hill. There will also be […]

Sochi’s Olympic Park Concept

Work on the venues that will be used during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games is progressing well, with the Olympic Park on schedule for completion next year. During the 2014 Games, events will be focused around two different areas – a coastal cluster in Sochi consisting of the Olympic Park and ice venues, and […]

World Alpine Skiing Bulgaria

Pat Hickey in his capacity as an International Olympic Committee Member and President of European Olympic Committees attended the World Alpine Skiing competitions in Bansko (Bulgaria) last weekend.  He visited the Museum of History in Sofia and made a presentation of the IOC Trophy to Mr Boyan Radev – Double Olympic Gold Medalist  in Wrestling, […]

O'Connor aspires to Sochi 2014

SnowSports Ireland have found a snowboarder capable of representing Ireland at the World Youth Olympic Games 2012 Innsbruck and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi 2014.

McGarry balancing study and Super G

Ireland’s double Winter Olympian Kirsten McGarry mounted the highest step on the podium last weekend

Irish snowboarder Seamus O'Connor wins World Rookie Fest Grom division with amazing run!

Cab five,front seven,back seven, huge clean back nine was enough to clinch the first place from amongst the best riders in Europe today in Livigno Italy.

Griffin dream still alive

Sunday Tribune's Malachy Clerkin talks to Paul Griffin about his bid to make the qualifying standard for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.
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