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Sanita Puspure - the story

March 8, 2021
She's a double Olympian, a double World Champion, a double European Champion, and she has qualified for her third Games in Tokyo. Indeed Ambassador and champion rower Sanita Puspure has not had an easy road over the past few years, and her road to Tokyo has not been without its emotional battles. In this beautiful […]

International Women's Day 2021 - Moments of Reflection

March 8, 2021
In celebration of International Women's Day 2021, we spoke with a number of the female leaders in the Olympic Federation of Ireland, and asked them to reflect on the year that has passed, and asked them what we can look forward to in the coming 12 months. We asked Sarah O'Shea (Hon General Secretary of […]

Michael Blake names Irish team for first Nations Cup of the season in Florida

March 4, 2021
Irish Show Jumping team manager Michael Blake (pictured) has named his team for tomorrow’s (Friday) four-star FEI Nations Cup at Wellington in Florida, USA, which will be Ireland’s first team action of the 2021 season. Ireland have been drawn fourth to jump of the eight teams that take part and line out as follows: Cork’s […]

Irish team set to take to the track in Toruń for the 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships

March 4, 2021
A record 733 athletes from 47 countries are set to compete at the 36th edition of the championships which take place in the Arena Toruń from 4-7 March. The championships commence at 6.00pm lrish-time on Thursday March 4th with the qualifying pool of the men’s high jump. Team Ireland will have a 22 athlete squad […]

Liam O'Brien Lines Up For Short Track Worlds

March 4, 2021
Liam O’Brien (22) is back flying the flag for Ireland this weekend as he makes his debut at the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Dordrecht, The Netherlands (5-7 March). The championships are being held in accordance with the Guidelines for International Skating Union (ISU) Events during the COVID-19 Pandemic with comprehensive testing, hygiene, […]

Green Army take on Great Britain in SoftCo Series: March 13th, 14th, and 16th.

March 2, 2021
Hockey Ireland is excited to announce the SoftCo Series which will take place in Queen’s University Belfast, with the Irish Women taking on Great Britain on Saturday the 13th, Sunday the 14th and Tuesday the 16th of March. The uncapped series matches against Great Britain are the first international matches for the team on home […]

McCallion Named Team Ireland Head of Performance Support for Beijing 2022

March 2, 2021
The Olympic Federation of Ireland is delighted to announce that Ciara McCallion has been appointed as the Head of Performance Support for the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, which run from the 4-20 February 2022. McCallion will play an integral role in supporting the athletes during the Winter Games and will be operating under the […]

Records, European Indoor Standards, and Personal Bests Order of the Day at Irish Life Health Elite Micro Meet

February 25, 2021
Day 2 of the Irish Life Health Elite Micro Meet followed a similar theme to day 1 with an Under-20 record smashed as Irish athletes continued to claim European Indoor Championships Standards on a day of PBs at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena. Israel Olatunde (UCD A.C.) broke the Under-20 and Under-23 records when […]

National Records fall at Irish Life Health Elite Micro Meet

February 25, 2021
Irish athletics returned with a bang at the Irish Life Health Elite Micro Meet at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena today. The event which received Government approval via the Sport Ireland Expert Group saw athletes compete for European Indoor qualification, as well as Category E World Ranking points for all those athletes working towards […]

Bertram Allen and Castlefield Vegas (ISH) lead Irish domination of Florida Grand Prix

February 25, 2021
Wexford’s Bertram Allen and The Irish Sport Horse Castlefield Vegas continued their excellent run of from, by taking a superb victory in Sunday’s €137,000 three-star Grand Prix at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, USA. From a start list of 45 combinations, 18 made it into the jump-off and at the finish Irish horses and […]

Irish Athlete Alex Byrne wins World Indoor Championship

February 24, 2021
Rowing Ireland congratulate Alex Byrne on winning the Under 23 Men’s 2,000-meter race on Tuesday 23rd of February. Alex won the Gold Medal with a time of 5.55.3 Last week, Alex was on training camp with the Senior High-Performance Team in Varese, Italy and returned home on Sunday evening to prepare for the World Indoor Rowing […]

Team Ireland Launch Don't Scroll By Campaign - Tackling Online Hate Speech

February 23, 2021
The new initiative by the Olympic Federation of Ireland calls on the public and sporting stakeholders to take a zero-tolerance approach to online hate speech and to #DeleteBanReport it Team Ireland athletes have collectively taken a stand against online hate speech this week as the Olympic Federation of Ireland launched their new campaign ‘Don’t Scroll […]

Irish Sailing Awards 2021

February 11, 2021
The Irish Sailing Awards, held online this year, is the annual awards event celebrating the achievements of inspirational people in the sailing community. This year, the awards presented the perfect opportunity to show that despite the Covid-19 pandemic, our sports were able to return to the water in a safe and responsible way, and marked […]

New Irish Indoor Shot Put Record for Eric Favors

February 10, 2021
Eric Favors (Raheny Shamrocks AC) smashed his own National Record by adding 19cm to his record Indoor shot put throw while competing for the University of South Carolina in the early hours of this morning. The 24 year old threw a 19.68m (64'5ft) which was the biggest throw by an Irish athlete in 28 years. […]
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