Baku 2015 News

EYOF Team Ireland Gymnastics Squad

July 19, 2019
GYMNASTICS IN EYOF   What to expect The gymnastics venue is the National Gymnastics Arena (MGA) which is a bit of a drive from the centre but is close to the Athletes Village. Team Ireland is represented by two young, talented gymnasts, Caoimhe Donohoe and Eve McGibbon who will compete in the All Around event […]

EYOF Team Ireland Cycling Squad

July 18, 2019
CYCLING IN EYOF What to expect The cycling in the EYOF take place in the Velopark BMX cycling complex located on the Caspian seaside, a venue surrounded with beautiful scenery and plenty of cycling lanes! The Individual Time Trials are timed events, and they take place near Shikhov beach, with the Girl’s event starting at […]


January 21, 2016
EOC President Hickey hails Mehriban Aliyeva’s leadership of Baku 2015 at first EOC meeting of 2016 Lausanne; 21 January 2016: European Olympic Committees (EOC) President Patrick Hickey today awarded the EOC Order of Merit to the First Lady of Azerbaijan, Mehriban Aliyeva, at IOC Headquarters in Lausanne in recognition of her work as Chair of […]

1st European Games – Baku 2015 and the Performance Grants from the European Olympic Committee (EOC)

December 1, 2015
At the first European Games in Baku from 12th -28th June 2015 Team Ireland Athletes achieved fantastic results.   Our medal winners Michael O’Reilly (Boxing) and Katie Taylor (Boxing)  – Gold and European Champions, Brendan Irvine (Boxing) – Silver,  Sam Magee (Badminton) - 2 Bronze,  Sean McComb (Boxing), Chloe Magee  and Josh Magee (Badminton) – […]

Team Ireland Baku 2015

July 1, 2015
There was a glorious homecoming for Members of Team Ireland at Dublin Airport, where Ireland’s six medal winners at the inaugural European Games in Baku passed through the arrival gates of Terminal 1. Well done to all of Team Ireland athletes and performance support team. Pictured: left to right, Sean McComb, Men's Boxing Light 60kg bronze, […]

Pat Hickey Presents Medal to Katie Taylor

June 28, 2015
Katie Taylor with EOC President and Olympic Council of Ireland President Pat Hickey after being presented with her Women's Boxing Light 60kg Final gold medal. 2015 European Games, Crystal Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan.   Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Double Gold For Team Ireland

June 28, 2015
Ireland have claimed two gold medals at the European Games with Katie Taylor winning the women's lightweight title, and Michael O'Reilly securing the men's middleweight crown, at the Crystal Hall, Baku. 28-year-old Taylor won gold with a unanimous decision against France’s Estelle Mossely in a performance of consummate class, prevailing 40-36, 40-36, 39-37 to claim an 18th […]

Young Swimmer to Carry Irish Flag at Closing Ceremony

June 27, 2015
The Olympic Council of Ireland has chosen 14 year old Mona McSharry from Co. Sligo as the Irish flag bearer at the Closing Ceremony in Baku’s National Stadium tomorrow (Sun June 28).   Mona, who swims with Ballyshannon S.C., is the youngest member of Team Ireland and will join flag bearers from 50 nations at […]

Double's Bronze Medals for Magee's

June 27, 2015
The Magee family will look forward to two medal ceremonies over the weekend. Sam Magee and sister Chloe lost their semi final today against the French pair Fontaine and Mittel 21-12, 23-21, but still earned a European Bronze Medal in the mixed doubles. Their medal ceremony will take place on Sunday afternoon. Sam and brother […]

Magee's Through But Evans Exits

June 26, 2015
Chloe and Sam Magee are through to the semi-finals of the mixed doubles after beating Polish pair Aneta Wojtkow and Pawel Pietryja. In a match that lasted 34 minutes, the Donegal brother and sister duo beat the Poles 21-18, 21-12. 26-year-old Chloe and 25-year-old Sam will face France’s Gaetan Mittelheisser and Audrey Fontaine in the […]

McComb Wins European Bronze Medal

June 26, 2015
Sean McComb won a bronze medal in Baku after losing his lightweight semi-final to Azerbaijan's  Albert Selimov. The impressive and vastly experienced number one seed Selimov won on a unanimous decision over the Belfast 22-year-old. McComb hopes took a blow in the second round with a bad cut on his right temple from a clash of […]

Taylor in European Games Final

June 26, 2015
Olympic champion and five-time world champion Katie Taylor beat Azerbaijan’s Yana Alekseevna on a split decision to reach the women’s lightweight final. It was a close-fought battle Taylor was pushed to the limit by Alekseevna who was roared on by the partisan home crowd. The three judges all scored the bout 38-38 but two of […]

Ireland Basketball lose out to Russia

June 26, 2015
The Irish women’s team took to outdoor court number two for their 3x3 basketball quarter-final against Russia.   The Russians,top seeds won in the end by 21-15. But Ireland gave them a hard fought game with the sides level at 7-7 midway through. “I’m disappointed we gave up the 21 points against them because we […]

Silver Lining for Irvine in Baku

June 26, 2015
Congratulations to Brendan Irvine who produced another big performance at the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan , but fell just short in the 49kg final to Russian southpaw Bator Sagaluev. The ex World Series of Boxing fighter was handed a split decision over the Irishman after three, three minute rounds at the Crystal Hall. The experienced Sagaluev, […]

Ireland Relay Team 6th in European Final

June 26, 2015
A final, two semi-finals, two Irish Junior Records and a World Junior Championships qualification saw Ireland’s swimmers complete their best day so far at the Baku Aquatics Centre on day three of competition at the European Games in Azerbaijan.   Ireland’s quartet of Danielle Hill, Mona McSharry, Emma Reid and Rachel Bethel qualified for the […]

Sam and Josh Magee into semi-final

June 26, 2015
Congratulations to Sam and Joshua Magee who created history by securing at least a bronze medal in the first ever European Games. The Irish pair beat Mayijs Dierickx and Freek Golinski of Belgium in the quarterfinals. They now face the current European champions Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov. On the other side of the draw […]

EOC President Hickey visits Baku Street Athletics

June 26, 2015
EOC President Patrick Hickey today visited the street athletics event in Baku's Fountains square. Today's street athletics event featured mens high jump and was the focus of attention in Baku's historic fountains square where Andriy Protsenko (UKR) and Aleksandr Shustov (RUS) both popped out at 2.30m. EOC President Patrick Hickey was on hand to witness the competition accompanied […]

European Final for Irish Swimmers

June 25, 2015
Best wishes to Mona McSharry, Emma Reid,  Danielle Hill and Rachel Bethel who will be on this evening in their first Final of the European Games. Hill led the team off with the Backstroke turning at the 50m mark in 5th place, swimming her third event of the morning she then pulled it back in the […]

Dean Walsh celebrates 21st Birthday

June 25, 2015
Dean Walsh celebrated his 21st birthday in Team Ireland HQ in the Baku 2015 athlete village with performance staff and athletes. Happy birthday Dean!

Evans and Magee's in Medal Playoffs

June 25, 2015
Congratulations to Sam Magee and Chloe Magee who have booked a place in the quarterfinals today after beating Samuel Cali and Sadowski Fiorella Marie of Malta. The Magees took out their opponents with a comfortable two game victory. Scott Evans also progressed to the quarterfinals of the men’s singles after a classy two game victory […]

Women's 4 x 100 Medley Relay Final

June 25, 2015
Team Ireland swimmers have produced excellent results this morning at the Baku 2015 European Games. The highlight being the 4x100m relay team qualifying for this evenings final in a time of 4:19:56 and Emma Reid qualifying for the 100m Fly semi-final in a time of 1:02:66, Rachel Bethel qualifying for the 200m freestyle semi-final.   […]

Team Ireland Schedule June 25th

June 25, 2015
Thursday 25 June (Baku Time)             Badminton   EVANS Scott 12:40 Men's Singles Round of 16 Court 3 Against Blagovest Kisyov from Bulgaria     MAGEE Chloe and MAGEE Sam 10:40 Mixed Doubles Group Play Stage A Against Samuel Cali/Fiorella Maire Sadowski from Malta   MAGEE Sam and MAGEE Joshua […]

Ireland to play Czech Republic

June 25, 2015
Ireland will play the Czech Republic this evening at 19.30pm (Baku Time) Women's Eighth Finals Basketball Arena - Day 14: Thursday, June 25th - Central Court Details here:

EOC President Patrick Hickey visits the Baku Athletes Village

June 25, 2015
Yesterday, EOC President Patrick Hickey paid a visit to the European Games Athletes Village (AVL). During the visit President Hickey met with village operational staff and took a tour of the facilities available to athletes. He was accompanied by Olympic Silver medalist and CEO of the Irish Sports Council, Mr. John Tracy. The President took […]

Ireland defeat Slovakia 20-12

June 24, 2015
Ireland secured third place in Group C of the Women’s 3x3 Basketball Competition of the Baku 2015 European Games with a dominant 20-12 win over Slovakia. The result means Ireland will avoid a top seed in Thursday’s Round of 16 in the Azeri capital. The draw is to be confirmed later this evening. Chasing their […]

Irvine in European Games Final

June 24, 2015
Team Ireland's Brendan Irvine has beaten Ukraine's Dmytro Zamotayev to book a spot against Russia's Bator Sagaluev in the Baku 2015 light flyweight final. Belfast's Irvine lost the opening round against Zamotayev, but fought back to secure the win and a place in Thursday's final on a unanimous 3-0 decision. The first round went the way of the Ukraine fighter but […]

Taylor and O'Reilly in Semi-Finals

June 24, 2015
Congratulations to Team Ireland's Katie Taylor and Michael O'Reilly as they are each guaranteed at least a bronze medal at the European Games in Baku.Disappointment though for Darren O'Neill. Taylor defeated Sweden's Ida Lundblad in the quarter-finals and was on the attack from the opening bell. Taylor took the opening round on all three judges’ […]

James Brown 200m Semi-Final

June 24, 2015
James Brown has finished in 16th place overall in the semi-final of the 200m Individual Medley at the European Games in Baku. Having swam a lifetime best in this morning’s heats of 2:06.55 the Ards SC swimmer was unable to match that time in the semi-final touching in 2:07.15. Speaking after his swim, the 18 […]

Positive Day for Badminton

June 24, 2015
Scott Evans continued his unbeaten start in the men’s badminton singles last night , although not as easily as his first match. He lost the first set to Yuhan Tan from Belgium, 14-21, but then promptly avenged that in the second, 21-13, before winning the third set 21-13, too. The sister and brother pair of […]

Team Ireland Schedule June 24th

June 24, 2015
Schedule for Team Ireland Wednesday 24 June             3x3 Basketball   17:10 Women's Pool C Spain vs Ireland Lineups   19:30 Women's Pool C Slovakia vs Ireland Lineups   Badminton     EVANS Scott 11:00 Men's Singles Group A Scott Evans vs Gergely Krausz (HUN)   DARRAGH Rachael & BOYLE […]
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