YOG Nanjing 2014

Buenos Aires 2018

Nanjing have handed the baton over to Buenos Aires – the Argentinian capital will become the third summer version of the Youth Olympic Games in 2018. Lionel Messi is an ambassador of the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. As a 21-year-old Messi won a gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games as a leading member […]

Golfer Mehaffey named as Flag Bearer

Golfer Olivia Mehaffey has been chosen as Team Ireland Flag Bearer for this evenings Nanjing 2014 Closing Ceremony (1pm Irish Time – http://www.olympic.org/) . Chef de Mission Martin Burke said that “Mehaffey has been a great asset to the overall team during the Games as an individual performer and within the team context” Mehaffey said […]

Team Ireland in Nanjing 2014

Team Ireland returned home to Dublin Airport on Saturday 30th August at 12.00 noon to a fantastic reception. The Youth Olympic Games aim to bring together talented young athletes aged from 15 to 18 from around the world and featured over 3,500 athletes in 28 sports over a 12-day period. Ireland were represented by 16 athletes […]

Silver Medal for Robert Hendrick

Robert Hendrick just missed out on Gold this morning in the C1 men’s Canoe final, but can be very proud of a hard fought silver medal. Only 0.08 secs separated the pair. After winning his semi-final comfortably, Hendrick was up against the much-fancied French paddler Lucas Roisin. Watch the final races her http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzxtNsPTOLA&feature=youtu.be&list=UUTl3QQTvqHFjurroKxexy2Q Hendrick is a […]

Hendrick into C1 Canoe Semi-Final

Congratulations to Ireland’s Robert Kendrick who has qualified for the semi-final of the men’s C1 Obstacle slalom. He will now face Slovenia’s Leon Breznik for a place in the final on Wednesday 27th August at 08.23am Irish Time. Watch it live on Olympic TV http://www.olympic.org/ Race Number Start Time Course Bib Name Birth Date 2 15:23:00 1 […]

Ciara Ginty wins Youth Olympic Silver Medal

Congratulations to Ciara Ginty on winning a silver medal in the Nanjing 2014 women’s lightweight boxing competition. It was a brave performance from a very talented young women but on the day Gonzales of the USA deserved her victory and the Gold Medal. All of our Team Ireland boxers, their coaching team and Olympic Council […]

Team Ireland results to date

Results to date for Team Ireland can  be viewed here. In action tomorrow 26th August: Kevin Le Blanc and Olivia Mehaffey in the mixed golf competition, Robert Hendrick in Slalom C1 heats and Ciara Ginty boxing for Gold in women’s light weight.      

Nanjing Young Ambassador Role

As the young ambassador for Team Ireland Leah Ewart’s role throughout the games is to encourage the athletes to participate in the Culture and Education Programme (CEP) which gives them the opportunity to make new friends, to learn about other cultures and backgrounds and to experience the Olympic values. Furthermore, she is there to help the athletes […]

Mixed Golf Round 2

Kevin Le Blanc and  Olivia Mehaffey are in 27th position on +5 over par after two rounds of the Youth Olympic Games mixed golf competition. The current leaders are  Emily Pederson and Alex Pultz on -7 under par. Teams are made up of one male and one female player. Players are primarily from the same NOC, […]

Athletes perform well in Nanjing

Michaela Walsh (Swinford AC) produced a fine performance in the Shot Put final at the World Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China throwing a personal best of 15.69 to place 6th. This improved on her personal best of 15.59m she set when qualifying for the A final. Adam King (Iveragh AC) was 8th in the Hammer […]
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