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Team Ireland Schedule - Youth Olympic Games

October 2, 2018
Irish Schedule Athlete Discipline Event Local Start Time (GMT -3) Irish Start Time (GMT+1) Venue 6th October OPENING CEREMONY 7th October Nhat Nguyen Badminton Men's Singles Tecnopolis Park Niamh Coyne Swimming Women's 50 Breaststroke 10:00 - 18:07 14:00 - 22:07 Youth Olympic Park Mona McSharry Emma Slevin Gymnastics Women's Floor 14:04 18:04 8th October Nhat […]

October Newsletter Sports Roundup

October 2, 2018
Hockey: The Irish women's team’s remarkable run to the Hockey World Cup final in London, the pinnacle of the sport outside of the Olympic Games, earned them an historic silver medal. Coached by Graham Shaw and captained by Katie Mullan, the hockey team's thrilling sequence of matches got the whole country behind them and their […]

Team Ireland Announced for Youth Olympic Games

September 15, 2018
The Olympic Federation of Ireland today named a squad of 16 athletes from 9 sports, to compete at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in October in Buenos Aires. Competition runs from October 6 to October 18 featuring over 4,000 athletes and over 32 sports. This will be the first outing for Team Ireland since the […]

Former EYOF Athletes bring home the silver!

July 16, 2018
Congratulations to the Irish athletes who won Silver medals at the recent IAAF World U20 Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland. The Irish women’s 4x100m relay team who set a new national U20 record of 43.90 seconds was comprised of former European Youth Olympic Festival athletes; Molly Scott, Gina Akpe-Moses, Ciara Neville and Patience Jumbo-Gula.  The […]

ONE TO WATCH - CIARA NEVILLE

April 16, 2018
Ciara Neville (Emerald Athletics Club, Limerick). When the Monaleen sprinter ran 11.52 seconds for 100m in the All-Ireland Schools final last summer, it was the joint seventh fastest time ever by an Irishwoman and she was still only 17. Neville went on to finish seventh in the European Junior final and debuted at the World […]

2018 First Quarter Sporting Round-Up

April 16, 2018
Sporting Round-UP ATHLETICS Cork sprinter Phil Healy was best of the small five-athlete Irish contingent at the World Indoor Championships, reaching the semi-finals of the 400m in her first season running the quarter mile. Ciara Mageean, Amy Foster, teenage sprinter Ciara Neville and hurdler Ben Reynolds are currently out battling for Northern Ireland in the […]

December Sports Roundup

December 22, 2017
  ROWING WORLD champions Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll have made the decision to sacrifice the possibility of winning more major international titles in the coming two years to try to fulfil their Olympic dream. The Skibbereen duo swept the boards as a lightweight pair this year, winning World and European titles as well as […]

Mixed weekend for Team Ireland

August 8, 2017
Irish competitors featured with mixed fortunes at IAAF World Championships in London over the weekend. Brian Gregan brought a successful weekend to a close in the semi-finals of the men's 400m. The 27-year-old Dubliner was simply outclassed as he came home sixth in 45.42 in a race won by Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk in […]

English and Gregan impress in Finland

June 26, 2017
Individual victories from Mark English and Brian Gregan helped seal Ireland’s European Team Championships First League status in Vaasa, Finland over the weekend, although they finished out of contention for promotion to the top-flight Super League. Finishing eighth among the 12 nations, with the top three promoted, Ireland  ended up ranked 20th overall among European […]

European Race Walking Bronze

May 22, 2017
Ireland took bronze medals over 20km at the European Race Walking Cup in Podebrady, Czech Republic over the weekend led home by Leevale’s Alex Wright, sixth in 1:21:48. Rob Heffernan finished 13th in 1:22:40, with Cian McManamon next home for the Irish in 26th, in 1:24:03, ensuring the team came home third with 45 points. In […]

Leinster Schools Athletics

May 17, 2017
An exciting day 1 of the Leinster Schools Track and Field Championships kicks off tomorrow (May 17) in Morton Stadium. It will predominantly see the minor and junior age groups in action with the majority of the intermediate and senior categories on Saturday (May 21st). There will be seniors competing in the steeplechase and Amy […]

McNamara High Performance Director

March 30, 2017
Congratulations to Paul McNamara named as the new Athletics Ireland Director of High Performance. He will take up the role on April 10th 2017. Paul joined Athletics Ireland in 2006 as a Regional Development Officer.  He is responsible for the Endurance programme in Athletics Ireland, is an IAAF Level 1V Endurance Coach and a certified Coach Education […]

Irish team selected for European Indoors

February 21, 2017
An 11-strong Irish team has been selected for the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia on March 3rd-5th. This will be the first phase of the next four year Olympic cycle in Tokyo 2020 and European outdoor 1500m bronze medallist Ciara Mageean is one of the leading names on the team. The UCD athlete will […]

Top Athletes At National Indoor Arena

February 20, 2017
John Travers (Donore Harriers) thrilling sprint finish with Paul Robinson (St Coca's) to win the 1500m embodied a competitive and exciting  National Indoor Championships at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena. The weekend was full of drama and excitement in an arena that fit the bill for both athletes and spectators alike. John Travers pounced […]

McDaid to coach Team Europe

January 6, 2017
Letterkenny’s Teresa McDaid received her latest honour by being selected to be a part of the European Athletics coaching staff at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country in Holyrood Park this Saturday (January 7) where Fionnuala McCormack will be bidding for glory. Teresa McDaid has been part of Irish coaching set-ups for well over a decade […]

Barr named Athlete of the Year

December 1, 2016
Congratulations to Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) who was named  Athlete of the Year at the National Athletics Awards which took place on Wednesday 30th of November in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry. Barr grabbed the country’s attention with his sparkling performances at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro which culminated in a magnificent fourth place […]

Olympic Medal Presentation for Rob Heffernan

November 3, 2016
On 3rd November 2016, at 7-00pm Rob was presented with his London 2012 Olympic Bronze Medal in the Concert Hall, City Hall, Cork. The event was hosted by the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Des Cahill and the medal was presented by Acting President of the Olympic Council of Ireland William O'Brien. It was a tremendous occasion for Olympic Sport […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 16/16

August 21, 2016
Sunday August 21st, 2016 A photo posted by Team Ireland (@olympicsirl) on Aug 21, 2016 at 8:08am PDT

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 13/16

August 18, 2016
National records, olympic bebuts, In-form golfers and sword-wielding Irish athletes - It's been a memorable Day 13 at Rio 2016

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 12/16

August 17, 2016
Golf and 800m are the ones to watch for Team Ireland on Day 12 of Rio 2016 today

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 11/16

August 16, 2016
Live Blog and Recaps of Team Ireland's Day 11 at Rio 2016 including Annalise Murphy's Medal Race

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 10/16

August 16, 2016
A Recap of Team Ireland's Day 10 at Rio 2016 featuring Athletics, Boxing, Equestrian, Badminton and Diving.

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's 9/16

August 14, 2016
Athletics, Golf, Equestrian and Boxing were the sports to watch on Day 9 of Rio 2016

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 8/16

August 13, 2016
Follow the action for Team Ireland as the action enters Week 2 in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 7/16

August 12, 2016
Friday August 12th, 2016 12:52, Golf Men's Stroke Play, Seamus Power, Round 2: 67 (tied 10th overall on -4) 13:36, Golf Men's Stroke Play, Padraig Harrington, Round 2: 71 (tied 22nd overall on -1) 14:00, Equestrian Dressage Individual,  Judy Reynolds & Vancouver K, Grand Prix Special: 74.090%* (17th to qualify for Grand Prix Freestyle *PB […]

Rio 2016 - Team Ireland Profile

August 5, 2016
Pictures and Profiles of all 77 athletes competing for Ireland at the Olympic Games Rio 2016

Team Ireland adds to athletics lineup for Rio 2016

July 13, 2016
13 July 2016 – Dublin, Ireland: The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and Athletics Ireland are pleased to announce a further eight athletes, who will compete as part of the athletics squad and represent Team Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.   The athletes announced today join a 17-strong athletics team that will compete […]

Mageean Wins European Bronze Medal

July 11, 2016
Ciara Mageean  produced a magnificent performance to win the bronze medal in the women’s 1500m final in a tactical 4:33.78 on the final day of the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam (July 10). After years of injury troubles Mageean delivered on some of her huge potential even though she felt she could have finished even […]

Irish Race Walkers in Rome

May 6, 2016
Robert Heffernan competes at the IAAF Race Walking Team Championships in Rome this weekend. Heffernan, a former world champion over 50km, will drop down to 20km for tomorrow afternoon's race. After returning from a three-week training camp in Morocco, he will be looking to post a good performance prior to the Olympic Games in August.   Joining […]

Official statement from the OCI on Rob Heffernan

March 24, 2016
“Justice has been done for Rob and we are delighted that he will finally get his hands on the bronze medal he rightfully deserves from London 2012. But it’s important to remember that, like many athletes before him, Rob has still been denied the moment of glory that comes with climbing onto an Olympic podium […]
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