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First Dakar 2026 initiatives to get underway on the ground in 2022 in the spirit of “teranga”

October 15, 2021
Friday, October 15, 2021 First Dakar 2026 initiatives to get underway on the ground in 2022 in the spirit of “teranga”     The third Coordination Commission meeting for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Dakar 2026 was held virtually on 15 October to take stock of the progress on the first sports development initiatives in […]

Olympians to join Ireland’s biggest youth regatta at the Investwise Irish Sailing Youth National Championships

October 14, 2021
28-31 October 2021, Cork After a gap of over two years due to the COVID pandemic, Ireland’s biggest youth regatta is back with a bang. Over 100 young sailors will gather together at the Investwise Irish Sailing Youth National Championships at the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Crosshaven, later this month. They’ll be joined by Olympic […]

Hockey - Irish men call on experience for World Cup qualifiers

October 12, 2021
Mark Tumilty reckons experience could be key at the win or bust men’s World Cup qualifiers which get underway next week in Cardiff. World number 14 ranked Ireland need to win their first two games – starting off against 23rd rated Russia on Thursday, October 21st in the quarter-final – to land a place at the […]

Hockey: Sean Dancer names new look side for women's World Cup qualifiers

October 11, 2021
Irish women’s coach Sean Dancer has named an 18-player central panel and two travelling reserves ahead next week’s vital World Cup qualifying competition which takes place in Pisa from October 21st to 24th. The eight-team competition will be played in a knock-out format with only one side earning a place at next summer’s World Cup which […]

Irish Eventing team finish fifth in FEI Nations Cup of The Netherlands at Boekelo

October 11, 2021
Sally Corscadden’s Irish Eventing team of Padraig McCarthy (MGH Tokyo Phil), Susie Berry (Ringwood LB (ISH), Felicity Ward (Regal Bounty (ISH) and Brian Morrison (Global DHI), have finished in fifth place overall of nine teams following the final jumping phase of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup of The Netherlands at Boekelo. Ireland were in sixth […]

Ireland’s Swail storms to second World Cup win in-a-row while Michael Duffy scores double of victories at HOYS

October 11, 2021
Co Down's Conor Swail and Vital Chance de la Roque have recorded their second straight victory in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup North American League. Having taking a win last weekend in Vancouver (CAN), the duo recorded a second straight World Cup victory in Sacramento (USA) in the early hours of this morning.  Swail […]

Top ten European Championship result for sailing’s Finn Lynch

October 11, 2021
Final results are in for the EurILCA Senior Laser European Championships that finished yesterday evening in Varna, Bulgaria with a top ten performance for Finn Lynch who finished in 7th place in the Men's Laser. Olympian Finn Lynch is from Carlow. He was the youngest sailor to represent Ireland at an Olympic Games, competing in […]

Hockey: Hannah Matthews retires from international hockey after stellar career

October 8, 2021
Olympian and 2018 World Cup silver medalist Hannah Matthews has confirmed her retirement from international hockey having been a crucial figure in the Green Army’s rise over the past seven years and 157 caps.  Since making her debut in 2014, the Loreto woman has been one of the first names on the team sheet, being […]

Owens wins All Ireland Championships for the second time in 21 years

October 4, 2021
Ger Owens has emerged overall winner of this year’s Irish Sailing All Ireland Championships held in Crosshaven, Cork. Owens, who is a three-time Olympian, represented the GP14 class as their national champion. He competed in the two day event with crew and fellow Olympian Ross Killian. This year’s All Irelands were hosted by the Royal […]

Irish Show Jumping team score excellent runner-up finish in Longines FEI Nations Cup Final

October 4, 2021
A thrilling finish to the 2021 Longines FEI Nations Cup Final at Real Club de Polo in Barcelona, Spain, saw defending champions Ireland produce an excellent performance to score a runner-up finish against eight of the world’s best teams. Michael Blake’s quartet of Denis Lynch, Eoin McMahon, Michael Duffy and Darragh Kenny finished the competition […]

Waszps and Olympians creating a buzz at the 2021 Irish Sailing All Ireland Championships

September 29, 2021
The Irish Sailing All Ireland Championships are back ! Previously known as the “Helmsman’s Championship”, the event has run every year since 1947 until 2020’s historic pause due to the COVID pandemic. One of the most unusual regattas in the world, the competitors represent sixteen of the thirty nine Irish Sailing affiliated classes (or types […]

Hockey: Junior Green Army accept invitation to women's FIH Junior World Cup

September 24, 2021
Hockey Ireland is delighted to accept an invitation to the Women’s FIH Junior World Cup which takes places in Potchefstroom, South Africa from December 5th to 16th 2021. It means the Junior Green Army will feature in the women’s competition for the first time and Irish Under-21 head coach Dave Passmore says it offers a […]

Figure Skater Conor Stakelum Seeks Beijing Olympic Berth

September 22, 2021
Conor Stakelum (28) is Ireland’s sole representative at the Nebelhorn Trophy 2021 this week in Oberstdorf, Germany which serves as the final qualifying competition in figure skating for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Stakelum joins athletes from 25 other nations who will be seeking to pick up one of the remaining seven […]

Michael Blake names Irish Show Jumping squad to defend Longines FEI Nations Cup Final title in Barcelona

September 20, 2021
Defending champions Ireland have named their squad for the 2021 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final, which takes place at Real Club De Polo in Barcelona from October 1 – 3. This will be the 109th edition of CSIO Barcelona, ​​the oldest international sporting event in Spain and host venue for the Show Jumping competitions […]

Hockey: Green Army icon Shirley McCay calls time on record-breaking Irish career

September 9, 2021
Shirley McCay has decided to call time on her international career following a ground-breaking 14-year spell with the Green Army. Since making her international debut in 2007, the Drumquin native has gone on to play for 316 times, a caps record for both hockey and for female sportswomen in general in Ireland. A diminutive defender […]
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