Youth Games


It was a busy day for Team Ireland at the EYOF in Baku with Athletics, Swimming and Tennis all featuring on the schedule: 06:00 SWIMMING Ellie McKibbin 100m Freestyle SWIMMING | EYOF Ellie McKibbin finishes the 100m Freestyle Heat with a time of 59.10 and tenth in her heat, this was just short of her […]

EYOF Schedule – Day by Day for Team Ireland

Ireland has entered thirty two athletes in five sports at the EYOF in Baku. Daily Schedule: DAY ONE Sport Name Event Date Session Start Time Session End Time Round Opponent Venue Athletics Diarmuid O’Connor Decathlon 110 Hurdles 23-Jul 09:00:00 FINAL Tofig Bahramov Stadium (TBS) Swimming Molly Mayne 200m Breaststroke 23-Jul 09:00:00 11:30:00 Round 1 Baku […]

WHO’S WHO at the EYOF #TeamIreland

Thirty three athletes will be competing across athletics, cycling, gymnastics, swimming and tennis at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) next week. Here’s a list of who they are, where they’re from, and what they’re competing in:   Athletics   Aimee Hayde  (Co. Tipperary) 800m Aoife O’Sullivan (Co. Cork) High Jump Ava O’Connor (Co. Offaly) […]

Thirty-Three Team Ireland Athletes to Compete in EYOF in Baku

Thirty-three athletes across five sports will compete as part of Team Ireland in the Summer European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Baku, Azerbaijan this month. The EYOF is a multi-sport event aimed at athletes aged 14-18 years of age and plays an important role in preparing athletes for future Games, run in a similar format […]


150 days from today the best young athletes of Europe will gather in Baku, Azerbaijan for the Summer European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF)!   To mark this milestone @eyof2019 has unveiled its official #mascots   Jirtdan the little boy and Babir the Caucasian leopard!   They are #ReadyToShine and will inspire the young generations along […]

Lausanne 2020 mascot Yodli unveiled on “One Year to go”

In just one year the third Winter Youth Olympic Games will kick off in Lausanne, Switzerland. To celebrate the milestone, the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Organising Committee (YOGOC) unveiled its mascot “Yodli”, designed by students from a local art school.   How Yodli came to life is a perfect example of how Lausanne 2020 will […]

IN FOCUS: Team Ireland at the Youth Olympic Games 2018

What a year it was for Team Ireland at the Youth Olympic Games in 2018. A team of 16 athletes and a support team from the OFI and Sport Ireland Institute, under the lead of Chef de Mission, Martin Burke, travelled to Buenos Aires for the third official Youth Olympic Games.   Across the team […]

HOMECOMING: Team Ireland will return from Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games on Sunday

What: Team Ireland will be returning from the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games to a homecoming in Dublin Airport on Sunday. Bronze medallists, Sean McCarthy Crean (Karate) and Dearbhla Rooney (Boxing) will be in attendance.   Where: Dublin Airport – Terminal 1   When: Sunday 21 October 2018   Arrival Time: 09:50am   Flight Detail: BA […]

McCarthy Crean Through to Semi Finals – Karate

Corkman Sean McCarthy Crean has qualified for the semi-finals of the Men’s Kumite +68kg Semi Finals at the Youth Olympic Games today. The Cloghroe Karate Club member won two of his three rounds in Pool B of the Elimination Rounds, moving to the semi-finals with a bronze medal now guaranteed.   Speaking after his round […]


Team Ireland Announced for Youth Olympic Games

The Olympic Federation of Ireland today named a squad of 16 athletes from 9 sports, to compete at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in October in Buenos Aires. Competition runs from October 6 to October 18 featuring over 4,000 athletes and over 32 sports. This will be the first outing for Team Ireland since the […]
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