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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 Kurt Walker […]

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 […]

IOC EB Recommends Boxing Keeps on Tokyo 2020 Programme, AIBA Suspension

May 22, 2019
IOC EB recommends boxing keep its place on the Tokyo 2020 sports programme and suspension of recognition of AIBA Boxing is set to maintain its place on the sports programme of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, but the recognition of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) should be suspended. This […]

Adidas becomes official Team Ireland Kit Supplier for 2019

March 28, 2019
The Olympic Federation of Ireland today announced that Adidas will be the official 2019 kit supplier to Team Ireland through Irish distributor, McKeever Sport. Adidas will supply a range of training apparel, village and competition wear for the athletes of Team Ireland at the European Games in Minsk, June 2019, and the European Youth Olympic […]

Harrington Guaranteed Silver at Worlds

November 22, 2018
Kellie Harrington upgraded her guaranteed bronze to at least silver at the AIBA World Women’s Elite Championships in India today. The Dublin lightweight beat Kazakhstan’s Karina Ibragimova on a unanimous decision to book her ticket into Saturday’s 60kg final in New Delhi. Harrington, who rocked the Kazakh southpaw with a two-punch combination in the first, boxed well […]

Kellie Harrington Guarantees Ireland at least one bronze in Boxing World Championships

November 20, 2018
Kellie Harrington guaranteed Ireland at least one bronze medal at the AIBA World Women’s Elite Championships in New Delhi, India. The Dublin lightweight beat Canada’s Caroline Veyre on a unanimous decision in this morning’s 60kg quarter-final  to take her place in Thursday’s semi-finals. Harrington, a silver medallist at light-welter at the 2016 World Elites in […]

TEAM IRELAND BOXER, DEARBHLA CLAIMS BRONZE AT YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

October 17, 2018
Manorhamilton boxer Dearbhla Rooney has won bronze in the Women’s Feather (54-57kg) Bronze Medal Bout in Buenos Aires, beating the New Zealand boxer Te Mania Rzeka Tai Shelford-Edmonds in a unanimous decision 0:5.   “I’m absolutely over the moon,” said Rooney after the competition, “if you told me this last year I’d never have believed […]

IRISH BOXERS TO FIGHT FOR BRONZE AT YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

October 17, 2018
Dean Clancy and Dearbhla Rooney will now fight for bronze in the men’s and women’s flyweight categories respectively following losses in today’s bouts while Miriam Daly achieved 62.15 in the women’s 400m hurdles.   Boxing: Dean Clancy was defeated by Team GB's Ivan Price in the men’s fly (49-52kg) semi-finals today. The Ballinacarrow native looked to […]

FIFTH PLACE FOR GALWAY GYMNAST AT YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

October 16, 2018
Fifth place for Slevin in the balance beam, 14th for Miranda Tcheuthchoua in the women’s 3kg hammer throw while Team Ireland golfers Kitt and Crowley Walsh finished up T13 in the Mixed Team event.   Gymnastics: Emma Slevin has finished fifth in the balance beam finals at the Youth Olympic Games with a score of […]

DAY NINE: BOXER DEARBHLA ROONEY QUALIFIES FOR WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT SEMI FINAL

October 15, 2018
Dearbhla Rooney qualified for the Women’s Feather (54-57kg) semi-finals after a dominant win over Roma Linda Martinez from the USA. Manorhamilton’s Rooney had not met the American fighter previously and was relieved to progress to the next round.   Speaking after her fight she said, “I’m absolutely delighted with it. I was happy with how […]

Athlete Schedule - Youth Olympic Games

October 2, 2018
ATHLETICS   BADMINTON BOXING   DIVING KARATE GOLF GYMNASTICS SWIMMING TENNIS

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 […]

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 […]

World Boxing Silver for Joe Ward

September 4, 2017
Congratulations to Joe Ward who won a silver medal after losing out to Julio La Cruz in the light-heavyweight final at the World Elite Championships in Hamburg, Germany. The Cuban, who has now won four World gold medals on the bounce and whose defence mechanism is right up there with Floyd Mayweather, beat the Irish […]

European Union Championship Boxing

August 8, 2017
An Irish trio posted decisions over Moldova, Denmark and Wales and are each guaranteed at least bronze. Grainne Walsh was involved in the bout of the day against European Elite bronze medallist Lauren Price. The Welsh welter took the first round on three cards, but Walsh claimed the second on three cards to leave it […]
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