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World Ice Skating Day

December 8, 2022
The first official World Ice Skating Day took place on Sunday, December 4th. Skaters from around the country alongside the Ice-Skating Association of Ireland came together to celebrate. The day featured an Ice Parade of Nations and Figure Skating at Dundrum on Ice.   The origins of ice-skating in Ireland date back to the Victorian times. […]


December 8, 2022
Just under a week until Ireland Women take part in the Inaugural FIH Women’s Hockey Nations Cup, coach Sean Dancer has announced his squad. Ireland travelled to the Netherlands ahead of the tournament for some final preparation before arriving in Valencia, Spain for the competition which runs from December 11-17. Ireland will be looking for […]


December 6, 2022
It took a final quarter penalty stroke to separate Ireland and South Africa in a pulsating FIH Hockey Nations Cup final that didn’t go Ireland’s way in Potchefstroom this afternoon. Ireland had almost double the shots on goal that South Africa did, but it was the cutting edge that the Irish were missing while the […]

Ireland Women Earn Best Ever Finish At Dubai 7s

December 5, 2022
Tullamore youngster Megan Burns was part of the Ireland Women's Sevens squad that finished sixth at the Emirates Dubai 7s ©INPHO/Martin Seras Lima While disappointed with a brace of defeats on the final day, the Ireland Women’s Sevens team (sponsored by TritonLake) still managed their best ever finish at the Emirates Dubai 7s. Ireland ended up sixth […]

Ireland Men Deliver Second World Series Silver In Desert

December 5, 2022
Captain Harry McNulty and his Ireland team-mates celebrate with their silver medals following the Cup final at the Emirates Dubai 7s ©INPHO/Martin Seras Lima Showing impressive coolness in the intense Dubai heat, the Ireland Men’s Sevens team (sponsored by TritonLake) picked up their second silver medal in five HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournaments. Hard-fought wins over […]


November 30, 2022
OFI Paris Scholarship Recipient and Modern Pentathlete Sive Brassil MODERN Pentathlon's Sive Brassil sent out the most emphatic marker yet of her progress when she bagged her highest finish (eighth) at the European Championships in Hungary in mid-September.Her previous best placing at Euros was 16th so what helped the 28-year-old from Ballinasloe make such a […]

Head coach Mark Tumilty has announced his travelling squad for the Inaugural FIH Hockey Men’s Nations Cup

November 27, 2022
Ireland men’s Head coach Mark Tumilty has announced his travelling squad for the Inaugural FIH Hockey Men’s Nations Cup next week. Ireland will compete in Pool A of the Nations Cup in Potchefstroom, South Africa from November 28th until December 4th.Eight teams will contend for the top spot with the winning side qualifying for the […]

Success from Team Ireland Kickboxers at the European Championships

November 23, 2022
Below is the roundup from Team Ireland's participation at the recent WAKO European Kickboxing Championships for Seniors and Masters which was held in Antalya, Turkey 12th-20th November. "This European Championships was one of the most important championships to date for the kickboxing world as it was a decider/qualifier to qualify for a spot on the forthcoming European […]

Athletes' Commission Social Event

November 23, 2022
Enjoying the Journey - 14th December, Sport Ireland Campus The Team Ireland Athletes' Commission are calling on all Olympians (past and present) and high performance athletes on their sports national team (Junior and Senior) to join them for a social event to discuss the importance of 'Enjoying the Journey'. The event will be brought by […]

Dare To Believe: Olympians Live Webinar

November 22, 2022
On Wednesday, November 16th, Dare to Believe hosted their first official Olympians Live! nationwide webinar event for both primary and secondary schools.  Over 12,000 students tuned in from all over the country to watch two of Ireland's top Olympians, Tokyo bronze medallists, rowers Aifric Keogh and Eimear Lambe. The two 30minute shows were hosted by […]

Ireland's Rocco Wright wins European Championships in France

November 22, 2022
After battling at the top of his 60 boat event all week, Ireland’s Rocco Wright (Howth Yacht Club) held his nerve and emerged overall winner of the ILCA6 Men's European Championship on the Côte d'Azur today (Monday 21st November 2022, Hyères, France). The 16 year old also won the U21 division and this event is […]

OFI completes addition of Independent Directors to its Board

November 21, 2022
Nigel Cowman and Sean Hawkshaw appointed The Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) has now completed the appointment of two independent directors to its Executive Committee board. The additions to the Executive Committee represent the latest Governance reforms at the organisation and follow on from the introduction of gender equality reforms to ensure a minimum gender […]


November 14, 2022
Breaking is a style of dance that originated in the United States in the 1970s. It took form in the lively block parties in the Bronx, emerging from hip hop culture, and is characterised by acrobatic movements, stylised footwork and the key role played by the DJ and MC (master of ceremonies) during battles. International […]

Ryan Henderson excited for UCI Urban Cycling World Championships as he competes in BMX Freestyle Park 

November 7, 2022
Ryan Henderson at the European Championships in August (Photo: Drew Kaplan Photography) Ryan Henderson admits that competing in the BMX Freestyle Park at the 2022 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships will be a dream come true.  The east Belfast rider has been selected for Ireland after an impressive 10th place finish at the European Championships […]

Rhys McClenaghan - On top of the world

November 5, 2022
Gymnastics Ireland star Rhys McClenaghan has become the first Irish World Champion in the sport of Gymnastics! Rhys hit a stellar 15.300 on pommel horse in Liverpool today at the 2022 World Gymnastics Championships in front of a packed out arena and broadcast live to a huge global TV audience. At the same time in […]
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