Bobsleigh News

IRISH WINTER SPORTS HIGHLIGHT OPPORTUNITY FOR PRIVATELY FUNDED PERMANENT ICE-FACILTY

September 8, 2022
CHL CONSULTING FEASIBILITY STUDY PUBLISHED AND STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS UNDERWAY WORLD GOVERNING BODIES IN DUBLIN TO GIVE BACKING Today the Irish Winter Sports Strategy Coordination Group, strengthened their case for the construction of a National Winter Sports Centre in Ireland by publishing  the findings of a feasibility study conducted by CHL consulting and presenting a private […]

Irish Winter Sports Strategy

April 12, 2022
The Olympic Federation of Ireland, today launched the Irish Winter Sports Strategy, together with the National Winter Sports Federations. This is a significant strategy which aims to overhaul and energise the winter sports environment in Ireland, and calls for a strategic approach to be taken in supporting and developing Winter Olympians, winter athletes and winter […]

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 […]

Introduction to Bobsleigh & Skeleton

July 16, 2018
Bobsleigh consists of three events in the Olympic programme; the male four-man and two-man and female two-man. Each event consists of four heats, held on two consecutive days. The four runs are timed to 0.01 seconds. The final standings are determined by the total time over the four runs; the winner is the sled with the lowest aggregate time. If two teams complete the competition in a tie, they are awarded the same place. For contact details of Irish Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association please click Full story

Shannon to improve on top 30 Skeleton world ranking

February 16, 2010
Ireland's Pat Shannon, will be one of thirty world class skeleton sliders taking part in the Men's Skeleton event at the Olympic Sliding Centre,Whistler on the 18,19th February.

Women's Bobsleigh and Mens Skeleton qualify for Vancouver Winter Olympics

January 16, 2010
Ireland will be represented for the first time at the Winter Olympics in the Women's Bobsleigh. Following this afternoon's successful run in San Moritz by pilot Aoife Hoey and brakewoman Clare Bergin. Ireland took the final qualifying spot and will be one of 20 x 2 women bob teams in Vancouver.

Bobsleigh Team still in contention

January 11, 2010
Three young Irish women enter the final stages of qualifying for the Vancouver Winter Games in February. It's a sport that appeals to one's adventurous side, while also inducing a shake of the head as teams of men and women somehow fit themselves into a tiny pod and hurtle down the ice at alarming speeds.

Hornlein's Olympic experience key to Irish Bobsleigh Team

December 23, 2009
Ireland's Olympic Bobsleigh coach Horst Hornlein will play a crucial role in his team's performance in Whistler.

Irish Bobsleigh Team will compete on World Cup Series

November 27, 2009
Ireland's prospects of qualifying for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games were enhanced today after confirmation by FIBT that Aiofe Hoey's x2 bob will now be able to compete in the 2009/10 World Cup circuit.

Pat Shannon awarded Olympic Scholarship

November 24, 2009
Pat Shannon, Skeleton Bob, has become the 5th Irish athlete to receive an Olympic Scholarship to help him qualify and compete at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. For the first time in the history of Olympic Winter Games, some of the Vancouver hopefuls are recipients of individual scholarships from Olympic Solidarity to help cover their travel, training and coaching costs during the preparation and qualification process.

OCI boost for women bobsleighers

February 3, 2009
Ireland's women bobsleighers have received a major boost from the Olympic Council of Ireland as they attempt to qualify for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.
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