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Gender Balanced Athletes' Commission Elected by Team Ireland Olympians

January 20, 2022
GENDER BALANCED ATHLETES’ COMMISSION ELECTED BY OLYMPIANS Olympic Medallists and World Champion Amongst New Members A new Olympic Federation of Ireland Athletes’ Commission has been elected by Irish Olympians. The impressive list of athletes includes Olympic silver medallist in sailing, Annalise Murphy and two-time Olympic bronze medallist in boxing Paddy Barnes, as well as multiple […]

Introducing...Seamus O'Connor (Snowboard)

January 17, 2022
SEAMUS O’Connor may only be 24  but the halfpipe snowboarder is already a two-time Olympian and the eminence gris of Irish snow sports. Raised in California, with paternal grandparents from Drogheda and Dublin, he made history in Sochi eight years ago when he wasn’t just Ireland’s first Olympic snowboarder but also, aged 16, the youngest […]

IRISH SAILING PERFORMANCE UPDATE, JANUARY 2022

January 14, 2022
Welcome to the first Performance Update of 2022. The team are already in Year 2 of a compressed Olympic cycle leading to Paris 2024 (with the sailing taking place in Marseille). Quick recap - Finishing 2021 in style 2021 ended on a high with Finn Lynch winning Silver at the Laser World Championships in Barcelona […]

THIRTEEN CANDIDATES TO CONTEST ELECTION TO OFI ATHLETES’ COMMISSION

January 14, 2022
Voting set to close on Sunday 16 January An impressive list of thirteen candidates across ten sports have been nominated to run for election for the Olympic Federation of Ireland Athletes’ Commission. The recruitment process opened for the 2022-2024 term before Christmas and Olympians from any of the last four Olympic cycles, winter, or summer, […]

Stage Set for Memorable Games on Thirtieth Anniversary

January 12, 2022
Team Ireland celebrates 30 years at the Winter Olympic Games Official Qualification Allocations to be Confirmed in Coming Days Over the coming days the final allocations for Team Ireland at the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing 2022 will be confirmed. The Olympics run from the 4-20 February across three zones in Beijing, the first city […]

History of Team Ireland at the Winter Olympic Games

January 12, 2022
Team Ireland first competed at the Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France in 1992, when Ireland entered two bobsleigh teams. Summer Olympians Terry McHugh and Pat McDonagh finished 32nd in the 2 Man event, and Gerry Macken and Malachy Sheridan finished 38th in the same event. Terry McHugh is the Irish athlete who to date […]

Introducing...Bubba Newby (Freestyle Halfpipe Skier)

January 10, 2022
A SPECIAL childhood memory and the introduction of his sport into the Winter Olympics meant Brendan ‘Bubba’ Newby (25) achieved his childhood dream in PyeongChang  four years ago. “My dad took me to a couple of the events at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City and since then I always wanted to be an […]

Introducing...Alec Scott (Alpine Skiing)

January 4, 2022
ALEC Scott’s Irish grandad Thomas taught him many invaluable life lessons and sport skills except in the one in which he now excels. “My grandpa is honestly the fittest man I know. He was born in Dublin but grew up in Belfast and moved to Australia when he was around 21. “Right into his 80s […]

Introducing...Claire Dooley (Freestyle Skiing)

January 4, 2022
Most ‘holiday’ skiers prefer groomed slopes and get the collywobbles at the sight of the ‘bumps.’ When you enter a slope with bumps or ‘moguls’, turns come thick and fast and you pick up speed swiftly with little room to control it. If your technique is poor there is usually only one way it ends […]

Introducing...Tess Arbez (Alpine Skiing)

December 21, 2021
What’s seldom is wonderful as Tess Arbez found out in 2020 when she took a year out of competitive skiing to concentrate on her biomedical studies in Geneva. The talented 24-year-old French-Irish skier was only 20 when she made her Olympic debut in PyeongChang in 2018. She was only the sixth woman to represent Ireland […]

OFI Dare to Believe - Road to Beijing Schools Challenge

December 20, 2021
The official poster for the latest schools challenge from the OFI Dare to Believe programme has been revealed. Road to Beijing will run in schools nationwide next February, to coincide with the Winter Olympic Games. Modelled on the successful Road to Tokyo, which saw 55,000 students take part, the aim of the Road to Beijing […]

4th place for Eve McMahon at the Youth Sailing World Sailing Championship, Oman

December 17, 2021
Eve McMahon of Howth has finished in 4th place in the Women’s ILCA6 (Laser Radial) at the Youth Sailing World Championships in Mussanah, Oman. A 3rd, 6th and 8th place in the final three races secured Eve’s 4th place in the fleet of 46. Her result rounds off a highly successful year of competition, winning […]

Winter EYOF 2022 – Vuokatti, 2021 Chef de Mission Seminar

December 17, 2021
The Winter European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) for 2022 will take place in Vuokatti, Finland from 20-26 March. The EYOF is an event organized by the European Olympic Committee for young athletes, typically aged between 15-18, giving athletes the taste of multi-sport competitions. Originally known as the European Youth Olympic Days, the event has been […]

OLYMPIANS INVITED TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS FOR OFI ATHLETES' COMMISSION 2021-2024

December 16, 2021
Applications for membership to the 2021-2024 Olympic Federation of Ireland Athletes’ Commission are being sought. Olympians from any of the last four Olympic cycles, winter, or summer, can apply for a position on the commission, in the role that runs through to 2024. To be eligible for election, the successful candidates must complete THE FORM […]

The Irish Amateur Wrestling Association Bull Run /Walk

December 15, 2021
The Bull Run /Walk is an annual fundraising event and is suitable for all the family. The Irish Amateur Wrestling Association along with Dollymount Sea Scouts are once again delighted to announce our St Stephen's Day Annual Fun Run/ Walk 26th December 2021 on the Bull Island Dollymount, Dublin. This event is suitable for all […]
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