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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 BOXING TEAM NAMED

June 29, 2021
Seven Team Ireland Boxers Confirmed for Tokyo 2020 Two Time Olympian Brendan Irvine Named as Team Captain Team Ireland has officially selected a team of seven boxers to compete in the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. Six of the team are set to compete in their first Senior Games, Rio Olympian, Brendan Irvine, was […]

European Boxing Road to Tokyo - Paris Qualifiers

June 3, 2021
Team Ireland arrived in Paris on June 1st for the upcoming European Boxing Road to Tokyo Event taking place from June 4th-8th in Le Grand Dome in Villebon-sur-Yvette. This tournament marks the resumption of the Qualification process for European athletes after it was paused in London in March 2020 due to the onset of the […]

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT - BRENDAN IRVINE

May 12, 2021
THIRD Team Ireland Tokyo 2020 Team Announcement – Brendan Irvine Boxer Confirmed as Team Ireland Member for Tokyo Olympic Games Flyweight boxer Brendan Irvine has been officially selected to represent Team Ireland at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. The Rio Olympian from Belfast secured his Olympic berth at the European Olympic boxing qualifier […]

Hugh Russell - Olympic Bronze Medallist

March 17, 2021
Like the rest of us, Hugh Russell will be watching. When the Tokyo Olympics ignite later this year, the Belfast man will be looking on, riveted by the action, moved by the tears that flow every time an athlete stands on the podium – their dream finally realised. But unlike the rest of us, Russell […]

Irish Boxing Olympic Medallists

March 17, 2021
In the annals of Irish sport, their names will echo an eternity: 15 boxers who, between them, have won more than half the medals in Irish Olympic history. Some are names everyone will know – Katie, Conlan, Carruth – while others had their time and did their thing more than half a century ago, their […]

Tokyo 1964 Revisited - Irish Times

February 9, 2021
Lifelong Tales of Olympic Experience by Ian O'Riordan (Irish Times Sport) Sayonara – only instead of the farewell blessing to what should have been the end of 2020 Tokyo Olympics this weekend, it is the wishful thinking that hope and reason can rhyme by this time next year. What lifelong tales of experience may yet […]

Indeed Launches 'Indeed Career Coach'

February 5, 2021
Indeed teams up with the Olympic Federation of Ireland to launch 'Indeed Career Coach' programme, helping athletes develop skills for life outside sport.

EOC WELCOMES BOXING, SHOOTING TO EUROPEAN GAMES KRAKÓW-MAŁOPOLSKA 2023

February 2, 2021
The sports programme for the 3rd European Games in Kraków-Małopolska is taking shape rapidly, with boxing and shooting becoming the latest Olympic sports to sign on for Europe’s leading multi-sports event for elite athletes in 2023. The European Olympic Committees (EOC) reached agreements with the European Shooting Confederation (ESC) and European Boxing Confederation (EUBC) this […]

Tokyo 2020 Boxing European Qualifier update

February 1, 2021
The International Olympic Committee Boxing Task Force (BTF) is expected to confirm the host city and date for the European Olympic qualifiers on February 17. The event was scheduled to go ahead in London in April but was cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. “The BTF decided the European Qualifier for the Olympic Games Tokyo […]

Olympic Sport Weekly Update 28 Jan 21

January 28, 2021
This evening’s weekly update includes highlights of upcoming events for both our Tokyo 2020 athletes and our Beijing 2022 athletes. You will also note that this week we have updated the number of athletes who have achieved qualifying times or spots in the Tokyo Olympics to reflect the changes to the Swim Ireland policy. This […]

Harry Perry RIP

January 23, 2021
We are sad to learn of the passing of double Olympian Harry Perry who competed in boxing at the Olympic Games in 1956 and 1960. Harry was one of the most prominent boxers of the time, and his loss will be felt across the Irish boxing and Olympic community. Olympic Champion and President of the […]

European Boxing Road to Tokyo

December 3, 2020
The IOC Boxing Task Force is happy to announce that the resumption of the European Boxing Road to Tokyo event has now been officially scheduled to return to London on 22-26 April 2021. The event serves as the continuation (following the suspension of the event after its third day of competition on 16 March 2020) of […]

OFI STATEMENT Cancellation of Boxing European qualifier in London

March 16, 2020
The decision by the IOC Boxing Task Force to cancel the event in London, while very difficult for everyone, is being done for the right reasons – to protect the athletes from over 60 countries. The cancellation was decided in conjunction with the Local Organising Committee amid the increasing global travel restrictions and quarantine measures […]

BIG WEEK FOR IRISH BOXERS AS THEY FIGHT FOR TOKYO OLYMPIC SPOTS

March 13, 2020
BIG WEEK FOR IRISH BOXERS AS THEY FIGHT FOR TOKYO OLYMPIC SPOTS IN LONDON QUALIFIER The Irish Amateur Boxing Association will be well represented in London this week with a full team of thirteen boxers competing for Olympic berths at the European Olympic Qualifying Tournament in the Copper Box venue from the 14-24 March 2020.  […]

IRISH TEAM FOR TOKYO 2020 QUALIFIERS NAMED

February 18, 2020
Ireland’s 13-strong squad for the European qualifiers for Tokyo 2020 in London has been confirmed. Boxing begins on March 13 at the Copperbox Arena in the English capital. Dublin’s former (2018) World Elite lightweight champion Kellie Harrington is included on the Irish panel, along with Antrim’s and Roscommon’s current European Elite feather and middle champions […]

Irish Olympian Paddy Barnes Announces Retirement

November 22, 2019
The Olympic Federation of Ireland would like to wish three time Olympian Paddy Barnes the best of luck as he embarks on his retirement from the sport of boxing. Team Ireland's flagbearer at the Rio Olympics booked his place in the history books when he won two medals at consecutive Olympics, in the Men's Flyweight […]

Transparency highlighted in Tokyo 2020 Olympic boxing regulations

November 20, 2019
Following consultation with athletes, the IOC Boxing Task Force has confirmed today that the Technical & Competition Rules to be applied at the Olympic Boxing Qualifying Events and the boxing tournament at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will include the end-of-round display of scoring and other measures aimed at increasing clarity, transparency and integrity. In […]

WALKER BOWS OUT OF WORLD ELITE BOXING

September 19, 2019
Kurt Walker bowed out of the World Elites at the quarter-final stage to Tsendbaater Erdenebat in Ekaterinburg, Russia. A fiery battle between the current European champion and the 2018 Asian Games titlist ended on a unanimous decision to the Mongolian southpaw. Scores – 30-27,30-27,30-27,29-28,29-28. At his most effective when he closed down space, Erdenebat took […]

WALKER THROUGH TO QUARTER-FINALS AT WORLD ELITES

September 17, 2019
Kurt Walker is through to the last eight of the World Elite Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The Antrim stylist beat Canada’s Robin Basran today to move to within one win of at least bronze in the 57kg class. Scores – 30-27,30-27,30-27,29-28,29-28 to Walker The Irish No. 6 seed and current European champion on the Eurasia […]

NEVIN AND WALSH BOW OUT OF WORLDS ON 3-2 SPLITS

September 17, 2019
Michael Nevin and Aidan Walsh bowed out of the World Elites at the last 16 and last 32 stages in Exakerinburg, Russia today. Both men lost on identical 3-2 split decisions. One both occasions, one of the judges awarded Nevin and Walsh all three rounds. Nevin, who boxes out of the Portlaoise BC, landed some […]

Boxing Road to Tokyo 2020: Qualification Events

September 1, 2019
Boxing Road to Tokyo 2020: Qualification Events announced The Olympic Boxing Task Force today confirmed the names of the cities to host the five Qualification Events to be held on the Boxing Road to Tokyo 2020. The Task Force also announced the creation of an Athlete Ambassador Group, as well as the collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers […]

KELLIE HARRINGTON WITHDRAWS DUE TO INJURY

June 30, 2019
On the final day of the competition at the European Games a decision has been made to withdraw Kellie Harrington from her final fight in the Women’s Light -60kg today due to injury. Harrington sustained a hand injury in the semi-final bout with Agnes Alexiusson from Sweden, and she has been deemed unfit to box. […]

SOLID SHOWING FOR TEAM IRELAND ON DAY TWO IN MINSK

June 22, 2019
Team Ireland had six athletes in action across four sports on the second day of the European Games in Minsk. Two finals were contested by Team Ireland today with Alice Sharpe finished in 25th place in the Cycling Women’s Cycling Road Race and Nathon Burns was 7th in the Judo Men’s Half-light Weight 66kg. Boxers […]

TEAM IRELAND LAUNCH EUROPEAN GAMES CAMPAIGN TODAY

June 21, 2019
The second edition of the European Games officially opens in Minsk today. The Games run from the 21-30 June, and Team Ireland will be represented by 63 athletes across nine sports, including many of the top names in Irish sport, such as boxer Kellie Harrington, cyclist Ryan Mullen and Canoe Sprint racer Jenny Egan. Day […]

MINSK - BOXING AT THE EUROPEAN GAMES

June 20, 2019
The Team Ireland Boxing Team is made up of eleven athletes – seven male and four female. While this boxing tournament was initially part of the Tokyo 2020 qualification process, it is now a standalone event, following recent decisions by the IOC with regard to recognizing AIBA. Team Ireland field their strongest team at the […]
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