London 2012

Dublin City Council presented with Torch

The Lord Mayor, Naoise Ó Muirí was presented by our President Pat Hickey with an Olympic Torch at City Hall in Dublin yesterday for their tremendous assistance during the visit of the Torch on 6th June to Dublin. Pat Hickey advised that “The welcome that Dubliners gave to the arrival of the Olympic Torch in our […]

P and G celebrate Olympic Success

Team Ireland’s Katie Taylor, who won a gold medal for boxing in the women’s light 60kg division, with her mother Bridget, at a celebration for Katie Taylor on behalf of P&G London. P and G along with the Olympic Council of Ireland and Electric Ireland have invested in the athlete family ticketing programme to add […]

Season’s best for relay team

A season’s best time of 3:30.55 was not enough to advance the Irish women’s 4 X 400m Relay Team into the Olympic  final and the Irish quartet of Marian Heffernan, Joanne Cuddihy, Jessie Barr and Michelle Carey finished sixth of eight countries in the second of two qualifying rounds won by the USA in 3:22.09. […]

Cuban defeats Conlan

Ireland’s Michael Conlan was beaten in his Olympic flyweight semi-final bout, losing 20-10 to the classy Cuban Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana. Conlan battled bravely, always looking to come forward and take the fight to his opponent but he struggled against the watertight defence of Carrazana, who used his superior hand speed to pick off the Belfast […]

Barnes historic win

Paddy Barnes has become the first Irish boxer – and only the second Irish sportsperson – to win medals at separate Olympic Games after he beat India’s Devendro Singh Laishram in their light flyweight quarter-final. A win against Laishram guarantees the Belfast fighter at least a bronze medal at this year’s Olympics. In what was […]

Taylor into Olympic Final

Katie Taylor is through to the women’s Olympic lightweight final after a 17-9 win over Mavzuna Chorieva this afternoon. Taylor guaranteed at least a silver medal with a comfortable victory over the Tajikistani boxer, winning every round of the semi-final at the ExCel. The Bray boxer took a 3-1 lead in round 1, attacking from […]

Conlan Secures Medal

Michael Conlan who can fight orthodox started with a southpaw stance against Nordine Oubaali. The French man appeared to enjoy a slightly better round, unleashing some strong right leads and left hooks. However, the judges scored the round 5-5. Oubaali’s work rate has been truly exceptional, but Conlan has counterpunched brilliantly. It’s delicately poised at 12-12 […]

O’Connor waits

Cian O’Connor narrowly failed to qualify for the Olympic show jumping final when his gelding Blue Loyd had three fences down, giving the rider a total of 20 penalties over three qualifying rounds, leaving him as the first reserve for the final. O’Connor will have to wait to see if any of the qualified horses […]

Taylor outstanding

The four-time world champion from Bray, Co. Wicklow was roared on to victory by thousands of Irish fans in the ExCel Arena and with Jonas getting the backing of the home fans, it led to a superb atmosphere that was more akin to a football match. Both women came to fight and Liverpool’s Jonas also […]

Murphy 4th in Laser Radial

Annalise Murphy suffered heartbreak as she narrowly missed out on an Olympic medal in the Laser Radial class after finishing fourth. She went into Monday’s decisive double points medal race in third position, but took fifth place in that event to drop out of a medal spot. Murphy, the youngest competitor in the field, had excelled […]

Burnett finishes fourth round

Derek Burnett has finished his fourth round in the Men’s Trap, scoring 23. That brings him to a tally of 93 out of 100. It leaves him in 27th place behind Michael Diamond. Michael Diamond of Australia has completed all five rounds of the Men’s Trap with a perfect score of 125. The standard of […]
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