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Final Results from EYOF Banska Bystrica

July 30, 2022
FINAL RESULTS Athletics (11 top tens) BRONZE Boy’s 1500m – Sean Cronin Final 3rd with 4:02.81 4th Girl’s 800m Heats – Nicole Dinan Heats 2:12.27 (PB), Finals – 4th with 2:12.92 4th Girl’s 3000m Final – Clodagh Gill Final 9:47.25 (PB) 4th Boy’s 3000m Final – Cormac Dixon Finals 8:28.62 5th Boy’s 200m – Toby […]

Fourth For Clodagh Gill in 3000m

July 30, 2022
FOURTH FOR CLODAGH GILL IN THE 3000M FINAL AT EYOF Sprinter Jesse Osas Named as Flagbearer for Team Ireland at the Closing Ceremony The final day of competition at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Banska Bystrica saw further personal best performances, bringing to fifteen the number of top ten performances by Team Ireland at […]

DIXON PIPPED FOR MEDAL IN THE 3000M FINAL AT EYOF

July 29, 2022
A busy morning for Team Ireland at the Sport Park Athletics stadium in Banska Bystrica saw the cream of Ireland’s young athletes stamp their mark at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Slovakia. Throughout the competition athletes were fielded across seven sports, with all eyes on the athletics field for the remaining days of the […]

PBS FALL AND TOP CLASS PERFORMANCES

July 28, 2022
Another busy day for Team Ireland athletes at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Banska Bystrica, saw fifteen athletes compete across four sports, with 800m runner Nicole Dinan coming close to a medal, finishing in fourth, while Sam Coleman finished tenth in the sprint finish of the Boy’s Road Race, ensuring the cycling team […]

DAY THREE ACTION AT EYOF

July 27, 2022
Team Ireland Athletes Continue to Shine in Slovakia Following on from Sean Cronin’s sensational bronze medal run yesterday, a quieter day of action for Team Ireland saw Irish competition in athletics, badminton, gymnastics, judo and tennis at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Banska Bystrica which runs from the 25 – 30 July.  Athletics […]

MEDAL ALERT: BRONZE MEDAL FOR CRONIN AT EYOF

July 26, 2022
Full day of action for Team Ireland in Slovakia Sean Cronin stormed home in third place on the second day of racing for Team Ireland at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Banska Bystrica. In what was a full day of action for Irish athletes, top performances across the board saw athletes perform and […]

EYOF DAY ONE RESULTS AND REACTION

July 26, 2022
PBS AND TOP CLASS PERFORMANCES ON THE OPENING DAY OF THE EYOF Today saw a strong display of performances from Team Ireland athletes across the board at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Banska Bystrica. Personal Bests and qualification for finals were clocked throughout this first day of competition, in the multi-sport event for […]

EYOF Banska Bystrica - Schedule 25 July

July 25, 2022
BETHANY MCCAULEY AND SAM COLEMAN LEAD OUT TEAM IRELAND AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE EYOF TONIGHT Competition in the largest multi-sport event for youths in Europe begins Flagbearers Bethany McCauley (Judo) and Sam Coleman (Cycling) lead out Team Ireland in the Opening Ceremony of the European Youth Olympic Festival in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia last […]

Team Ireland Athletes at the EYOF Banska Bystrica 2022

July 24, 2022
Thirty three athletes have been selected across seven sports to compete at the European Youth Olympic Fedstival which takes place in Banska Bystrica in Slovakia from the 25-30 July 2022. Details on all the athletes can be found below: Name DOB Location Sport Event Club Coach Amy-Jo Kierans '03/10/2006 Monaghan Athletics Medley Relay (F) Oriel […]

Team Ireland at EYOF - the medallists

July 24, 2022
FROM 1991 - 2022 In the 21 years of Team Ireland competing at the European Youth Olympic Festival - Ireland has had significant success. There have been 69 medals won by Irish athletes in that time, and the most successful Games for Team Ireland was in Tibilisi in 2015, with a total of ten medals […]

Thirty-Three athletes across seven sports to compete for Team Ireland at the EYOF

July 13, 2022
The Permanent TSB Flagbearers will be Bethany McCauley (Judo) and Sam Coleman (Cycling) The Olympic Federation of Ireland has today named thirty-three athletes who will compete across seven sports in the Summer European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) later this month. The multi-sport event that is aimed at athletes aged 14-17 years, will take place in […]

Tom O'Riordan RIP

June 21, 2022
The Olympic Federation of Ireland is saddened to learn of the passing of Olympian Tom O'Riordan, who competed in the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games for Ireland in the 5000m. Tommo, as he was known to athletes, was not only a hugely successful athlete, he was one of Ireland's most respected sports journalists for many years, […]

Ronnie Delany Inducted to NCAA Hall of Fame

June 11, 2022
Marking the recent 100th staging of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) track and field championships, Ronnie Delany was one of 30 past winners to be inducted to the inaugural Collegiate Athlete Hall of Fame. The Irish Olympic Champion's name stands strong alongside global stars such as Jesse Owens, Wilma Rudolph, Jim Ryun, Henry Rono, […]

Paris Scholarship Recipients in Profile

June 8, 2022
Rhasidat Adeleke (Athletics)Rhasidat (who doesn’t turn 20 until August 2022) is from Tallaght and is already blazing a trail for Irish sprinting. In 2018, aged just15, she became the European Youth (U18) 200m champion in Hungary. In 2019 she won double sprint gold at the European Youth Olympics in Baku. In July 2021 she became […]

Raymond Flynn RIP

April 27, 2022
Team Ireland Race Walking Coach Ray Flynn passes away suddenly. The Olympic Federation of Ireland is saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Ray Flynn, coach and friend to the race walking community. The Sligo native most recently coached the Team Ireland race walkers at the Tokyo Olympic Games based out of Sapporo. Raymond […]

Dual Olympian: Terry McHugh

February 3, 2022
THIRTY years ago Terry McHugh did something unique in Irish sporting history. He didn’t just compete in a Winter and Summer Olympic Games – something that only two other Irish athletes have ever done - he did both in one year. 1992 was the last time that the Summer and Winter Olympics were held in […]

TOKYO 2020 REVISITED

September 21, 2021
BY IAN O’RIORDAN Nothing can and never will rival that moment you first step inside an Olympic Stadium. Nothing can prepare you for it either, especially not one as magnificently set and well ordained as presented to us in Tokyo for the Games of the 2020 Olympiad. Only this being July of 2021, the postponed […]

KELLIE HARRINGTON WINS GOLD FOR TEAM IRELAND IN TOKYO

August 8, 2021
Kellie Harrington wrote her way into the history books in Tokyo this morning, as she overcame Beatriz Ferreira of Brazil in stunning fashion by unanimous decision in the Women’s Light final. Harrington came into the bout having never met the Brazilian before, and Ferreira had proven herself as a force to be reckoned with in […]

MARATHON AND GOLF TAKE CENTRE STAGE IN TOKYO THIS MORNING WHILE COYLE ANNOUNCED AS FLAGBEARER FOR CLOSING CEREMONY

August 7, 2021
Morning report from Team Ireland on Day 15 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games All focus for Team Ireland was on the marathon and golf this morning as the women’s marathon got underway in Sapporo, while the final day of the Women’s Individual Stroke Play was held in Tokyo. With the Games now in their […]

GOLF, MODERN PENTATHLON, CYCLING AND ATHLETICS ROUND OUT BUSY DAY 13 FOR TEAM IRELAND

August 6, 2021
It was another jam-packed afternoon and evening in Tokyo for Team Ireland today, with a host of Irish athletes in action across a range of disciplines. Three-time Olympian Natalya Coyle got off to an impressive start in the Women’s Individual Fencing Round, and will now go into Day Two of her event lying in joint […]

BOYCE AND WRIGHT IMPRESS IN RACE WALK WHILE DAY OF MIXED FORTUNES FOR GOLFERS

August 6, 2021
Team Ireland’s 50km Race Walkers took to Sapporo Odori Park this morning with Brendan Boyce putting in one of the performances of his career to finish 10th in a time of 3:53:40, less than three minutes outside the medals. His Team Ireland teammate Alex Wright also impressed in 29th, his highest finish ever at a […]

WALSH COLLECTS BRONZE WHILE IRISH SHOW JUMPERS GET CAMPAIGN OFF TO A FLYING START

August 3, 2021
There was big excitement in Tokyo this evening as Team Irelandboxer, Aidan Walsh, officially received his Olympic bronze medal for the Men’s Welter (63-69kg). Having made his Olympic debut at this year’s Games, the Belfast boxer was thrilled to finish with a coveted Olympic medal: “When I walked into the club at eight years of […]

KELLIE HARRINGTON SECURES IRELAND’S FOURTH MEDAL OF THE GAMES, WHILE COSCORAN AND REID ADVANCE TO SEMI-FINALS

August 3, 2021
Boxer Kellie Harrington put in a great morning’s work in Tokyo this morning against a tricky opponent in Imane Khelif of Algeria, to win by unanimous decision and guarantee at least a bronze medal. Despite a good opening minute from Khelif, Harrington got the measure of her quickly and from the midway point of the […]

WALSH COLLECTS BRONZE WHILE IRISH SHOW JUMPERS GET CAMPAIGN OFF TO A FLYING START

August 3, 2021
There was big excitement in Tokyo this evening as Team Irelandboxer, Aidan Walsh, officially received his Olympic bronze medal for the Men’s Welter (63-69kg). Having made his Olympic debut at this year’s Games, the Belfast boxer was thrilled to finish with a coveted Olympic medal: “When I walked into the club at eight years of […]

DAY 10 UNDERWAY FOR TEAM IRELAND IN TOKYO WITH ATHLETICS THE FIRST IN ACTION

August 2, 2021
It was another busy morning at the Olympic Stadium for Irish athletes, with Ciara Mageean and Sarah Healy in action in the first round of the Women’s 1500m heats, while Phil Healy was in action in the heats of the Women’s 200m. Mageean and Healy finished 10th and 11th respectively in their heats, but fell […]

ACTION-PACKED MORNING FOR TEAM IRELAND AS THE HEAT CRANKS UP IN TOKYO

August 1, 2021
It was another action-packed morning for Team Ireland in a sweltering Tokyo this morning. There was disappointment for boxer, Kurt Walker, who lost out in his quarter-final bout with USA’s Duke Ragan by the finest of margins, a 3-2 split decision after a pulsating contest. In athletics, there were fantastic performances from Eilish Flanagan and […]

BARR RUNS SECOND FASTEST TIME OF HIS CAREER IN TOKYO SEMI-FINAL

August 1, 2021
All eyes were firmly focused on the Olympic Stadium this evening, as Thomas Barr was the sole Team Ireland athlete in action in the Men’s 400m Hurdles semi-final.  It wasn’t to be for the Waterford man though, as his second Olympic Games came to a close following a 4th place finish in his semi-final (and […]

HISTORY-MAKING RELAY TEAM FINISH 8TH IN FINAL WHILE THERE’S HEARTBREAK FOR HOCKEY IN FINAL GROUP GAME

July 31, 2021
Team Ireland’s 4x400m Mixed Relay team put in another stellar performance at the Olympic Stadium this evening, recording a time of 3:15.04, the second fastest ever by an Irish quartet, only behind yesterday’s stunning national record. Chris O’Donnell brought the team home with a characteristically strong finish in 8th, making history as the first Irish […]

TEAM IRELAND SMASHES RECORDS ON THE TRACK AND IN THE POOL ON SIZZLING EVENING OF ACTION IN TOKYO

July 31, 2021
It was a blistering evening of action for Team Ireland this evening, with two records broken in style in athletics and swimming. Team Ireland’s 4x400m Mixed Relay Team performed out of their skins to secure a place in tomorrow’s final, setting a new national record by almost four seconds. The Irish quartet of Sophie Becker, […]

BIG DAY AHEAD FOR TEAM IRELAND IN TOKYO AS DAY EIGHT OF THE 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES GETS UNDERWAY

July 31, 2021
It was a busy morning once more for Team Ireland in Tokyo, with Mark English and Sarah Lavin both in action in athletics, while Sarah Ennis and Horseware Woodcourt Garrison (ISH) completed the dressage phase of eventing. Play is currently underway for golfers, Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry, in Round 3 of the Men’s Individual […]
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