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SWIMMERS IMPRESS IN OLYMPIC DEBUT, SAILORS REACT TO FINISH POSITION

July 27, 2021
Tonight, all Irish interest at the Tokyo Olympic Games took place in the pool, with Team Ireland swimmers impressing across the three events on offer this evening. Meanwhile sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove reacted to their winning start to the 49er class Race 1. SAILING (QUOTES) Sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove reacted to […]

SAILORS MAKE A SPLASH AT TOKYO GAMES WHILE RUGBY SEVENS DOMINATE TO BOOK ANOTHER SHOWDOWN WITH KENYA

July 27, 2021
Sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove announced their arrival at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games with a splash this afternoon as they finished in first place in their opening 49er class race, edging out Great Britain and Germany. There’s still a long way to go in this competition though, with 12 races in total in […]

ACTION-PACKED MORNING FOR TEAM IRELAND ON DAY FOUR OF TOKYO 2020

July 27, 2021
Mona McSharry became the first Irish swimmer in 25 years to compete at an Olympic final today, and put in a solid performance this morning in her 100m Breaststroke final, placing 8th overall in a time of 1:06.94. Earlier in the day, a superb performance from Carolyn Hayes in the women’s triathlon saw her finish […]

NGUYEN ANNOUNCES OLYMPIC ARRIVAL IN STYLE WITH IMPRESSIVE WIN ON GAMES DEBUT

July 26, 2021
Nhat Nguyen announced his arrival at the Tokyo Olympic Games in style this evening with an impressive straight set win over Niluka Karunaratne of Sri Lanka in his opening group game. Nguyen was one of a host of athletes in action this evening, with Ireland’s men’s rugby sevens coming agonizingly close to their first group […]

MAGNIFICENT MCSHARRY SECURES OLYMPIC FINAL SPOT

July 26, 2021
Mona McSharry continued her impressive form at this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games as she secured a coveted final spot in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke today. Finishing fourth in her semi-final today in a time of 1:06.59, she become the first Irish swimmer to qualify for an Olympic final in 25 years.  Elsewhere, both of Team […]

PUSPURE POWERS INTO OLYMPIC SEMI-FINAL

July 25, 2021
In her third Olympic Games, the current World Champion in the Women’s Singles Sanita Puspure won her quarter-final in impressive style in today’s race in Tokyo, and will now compete in the semi-final A/B next Tuesday.  The Women’s Pair of Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley and the Lightweight Women’s Double of Margaret Cremen and Aoife […]

MCSHARRY THROUGH TO SEMI-FINAL WHILE BOXER BRENNAN BOWS OUT

July 25, 2021
Team Ireland’s swimmer Mona McSharry secured her slot in the 100m Breaststroke semi-final in Tokyo Aquatic Centre today with a strong swim of 1:06.39 for third place in her heat today – just shy of her PB of 1:06.29 – to finish 9th overall and qualify through to tomorrow’s semi-final swim.  McSharry’s teammate Danielle Hill […]

CANOEING, SAILING AND EQUESTRIAN ALL IN ACTION THIS AFTERNOON FOR TEAM IRELAND IN TOKYO

July 25, 2021
Both Liam Jegou (canoeing) and Annalise Murphy (sailing) had a second race this afternoon in Tokyo, with Jegou putting in a superb second run display to qualify for the Men’s C1 Canoe Slalom semi-finals. A solid race from Annalise Murphy in the Laser Radial also saw her finish in 12th place, while Team Ireland Dressage […]

MCCLENAGHAN QUALIFIES FOR FINAL, HOCKEY OPENS OLYMPIC CAMPAIGN WITH A WIN

July 24, 2021
GREENE ROUNDS OUT THE ACTION IN THE POOL ON DAY ONE FOR TEAM IRELAND Gymnast Rhys McClenaghan has made history today as he became the first Irish gymnast to qualify for an Olympic final following an incredible performance on the Pommel Horse earlier today. Indeed, it was another busy evening all round for the Irish, […]

ACTION-PACKED MORNING FOR TEAM IRELAND ON DAY ONE OF TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES

July 24, 2021
Morning report from Team Ireland on Day One of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games It was a jam-packed morning of action for Team Ireland at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, with athletes from rowing, gymnastics, boxing and taekwondo all in action, while the men’s road race is currently still taking place in cycling. BOXING Kurt […]

BIG AFTERNOON PERFORMANCES FROM TEAM IRELAND ATHLETES ON DAY ONE OF THE TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES

July 24, 2021
 Afternoon report from Team Ireland on Day One of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games The action continued in Tokyo this afternoon for Team Ireland with Dan Martin, Nicolas Roche and Eddie Dunbar all competing in the men’s cycling road race, while Ellen Walshe was the first Irish swimmer to hit the water this evening, winning […]

Olympic Report - Day Zero

July 23, 2021
ROWERS FIRST IRISH ATHLETES IN ACTION AS THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES GET UNDERWAY FOR TEAM IRELAND Today was the opening day of action in Tokyo for Team Ireland athletes this morning, with all attention firmly focused on rowing as Sanita Puspure in the Women’s Single (W1X) and Philp Doyle and Ronan Byrne in the […]

Who’s Who in Team Ireland at Tokyo 2020

July 21, 2021
Team Ireland Guide and Updated Games Page Launched With a record number of Irish athletes set to compete at the Tokyo Olympics this year, the Olympic Federation of Ireland has developed a Team Ireland Guidebook designed as an introduction to the athletes who will compete for Ireland in Tokyo, as well as an explainer about […]

Two Team Ireland Flagbearers Selected for Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony

July 20, 2021
Boxers Harrington and Irvine to carry flag as the Olympics drive towards gender balance Team Ireland has named the two flagbearers who will carry the Irish flag in the athlete’s parade at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. Boxers Kellie Harrington and Brendan Irvine have been selected in what is a […]

TEAM IRELAND JUDO TEAM NAMED

July 13, 2021
Fletcher Siblings Officially Selected to Represent Ireland in Tokyo 2020 Team Ireland has officially selected the Judo team who will be competing at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. For the first time Irish athletes will be competing in both the male and female events, as siblings Megan Fletcher and Ben Fletcher will compete in what […]
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