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WATCH: Tokyo 2020 - the Gold Medal Moments of Ireland

September 2, 2021
Who doesn't love the sound of the National Anthem? In the history of Team Ireland at the Olympic Games, Ireland's National Anthem was played a total of seven times in almost 100 years. In Tokyo 2020 Amhrán na bhFiann got two more airings, bringing tears of joy to athletes and supporters of Team Ireland right […]

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 […]

HARRINGTON TO BOX FOR GOLD IN TOKYO AFTER DETERMINED SEMI-FINAL WIN THIS MORNING

August 5, 2021
Kellie Harrington will box for gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games this coming Sunday as she put in a tough and gritty performance in her semi-final bout against Sudaporn Seesondee of Thailand this morning, to take the win – and a minimum silver medal – on a 3-2 split decision. They were neck-and-neck throughout, […]

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 […]

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 […]

AIDAN WALSH SETTLES FOR OLYMPIC BRONZE FOLLOWING WITHDRAWAL

July 31, 2021
The decision has been made to withdraw Aidan Walsh from the semi-final of the Men’s Welterweight competition at the Olympic Games. The Belfast boxer was due to fight in Sunday’s semi-final against Pat McCormack (GB), but due to an ankle injury sustained during his quarter-final bout with Mervin Clair (MRI), the decision to withdraw him […]

AIDAN WALSH BECOMES IRELAND’S LATEST OLYMPIC MEDALLIST AS HE GUARANTEES HIMSELF AT LEAST A BRONZE IN TOKYO

July 30, 2021
“I would cut my medal in half and give her half of it,” said a beamingAidan Walsh of his sister Michaela this morning, as he put on a fantastic quarter-final display to guarantee himself at least a bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Walsh was composed throughout the Men’s Welter bout with Merven […]

WOMEN’S FOUR ROWERS SECURE IRELAND’S FIRST MEDAL AT TOKYO 2020, O’DONOVAN AND MCCARTHY POST WORLD’S BEST TIME WHILE BOXER KURT WALKER CAUSES MAJOR UPSET IN THE RING

July 28, 2021
Ireland’s first medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was secured in rowing this morning as the superb Women’s Four of Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty won an Olympic bronze in thrilling fashion. The Irish quartet were lying fifth at the halfway mark and, as they passed the 1000m mark, they […]

BUSY AFTERNOON FOR TEAM IRELAND AT TOKYO 2020

July 28, 2021
Team Ireland cyclist, Nicolas Roche powered through a tough and gruelling 44.2-kilometre men’s Olympic Time Trial today to finishing 28th in a time of 1:01:23. Roche was amongst the early starters tasked with laying down a marker for the field of 35 riders to measure themselves against. The 37-year-old paced his effort well and finished strong […]

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 […]

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 […]

AFTERNOON ROUND-UP FOR TEAM IRELAND ON DAY THREE OF TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES

July 26, 2021
Three Irish athletes were in action in Tokyo this afternoon, with boxer Michaela Walsh defeated by long-time foe Irma Testa of Italy in her Women’s Feather Round of 16 bout earlier. Canoeist Liam Jegou also lost out in the semi-finals of the Canoe Slalom, finishing out in 15th place – outside of the top 10 […]

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 […]
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