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Ryan Henderson excited for UCI Urban Cycling World Championships as he competes in BMX Freestyle Park 

November 7, 2022
Ryan Henderson at the European Championships in August (Photo: Drew Kaplan Photography) Ryan Henderson admits that competing in the BMX Freestyle Park at the 2022 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships will be a dream come true.  The east Belfast rider has been selected for Ireland after an impressive 10th place finish at the European Championships […]

Ireland Conclude Track World Championships With Busy Final Day in Paris

October 16, 2022
Ireland concluded their Track World Championships on Saturday in a busy day of racing as Kelly Murphy broke the Women’s Individual Pursuit National Record.  Murphy finished 7th in the Individual Pursuit Qualifying with an impressive time, while Orla Walsh raced in the Women’s 500m TT Qualifying and the duo of Mia Griffin and Alice contested the Women’s Madison […]

Lara Gillespie Hopes to Build on Performance after 17th Place Finish in Women's Scratch Race at Track World Championships

October 13, 2022
Lara Gillepsie has finished 17th in the 10km Women’s Scratch Race at the Track World Championships in Paris this evening.  The Team Ireland rider was amongst the leading riders with less than ten laps to go and finished in the bunch after a strong ride.   After a cagey start, the pace kicked into gear in the final ten laps as riders battled for […]

Ireland Narrowly Miss Out in Women's Team Pursuit Qualification at World Track Championships

October 13, 2022
Ireland have narrowly missed out on qualification for the first round of the Women’s Team Pursuit after recording a strong time of 4.19.934 at the Track World Championships in Paris.  The team of Emily Kay, Lara Gillespie, Alice Sharpe and Kelly Murphy enjoyed a fast start and were placed third in the live rankings in the 1000m and 2000m splits.  And in a final […]

Team Ireland Schedule - Track World Championships

October 11, 2022
Team Ireland are in action at the UCI Track World Championships from October 12th to 16th as a strong team travels to Paris.  Ireland will be represented by Emily Kay, Lara Gillespie, Kelly Murphy, Mia Griffin and Alice Sharpe competing in a range of endurance events while Orla Walsh will compete in the sprint and 500m TT […]

Cycling Ireland announces team for Track World Championships 

September 15, 2022
Cycling Ireland has announced a strong team for the UCI Track World Championships which take place in Paris from October 12th to 16th. Ireland will be represented by Emily Kay, Lara Gillespie, Kelly Murphy, Mia Griffin and Alice Sharpe competing in a range of endurance events while Orla Walsh will compete in the sprint event.   […]

Final Results from EYOF Banska Bystrica

July 30, 2022
FINAL RESULTS Athletics (11 top tens) BRONZE Boy’s 1500m – Sean Cronin Final 3rd with 4:02.81 4th Girl’s 800m Heats – Nicole Dinan Heats 2:12.27 (PB), Finals – 4th with 2:12.92 4th Girl’s 3000m Final – Clodagh Gill Final 9:47.25 (PB) 4th Boy’s 3000m Final – Cormac Dixon Finals 8:28.62 5th Boy’s 200m – Toby […]


July 28, 2022
Another busy day for Team Ireland athletes at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Banska Bystrica, saw fifteen athletes compete across four sports, with 800m runner Nicole Dinan coming close to a medal, finishing in fourth, while Sam Coleman finished tenth in the sprint finish of the Boy’s Road Race, ensuring the cycling team […]


July 26, 2022
Full day of action for Team Ireland in Slovakia Sean Cronin stormed home in third place on the second day of racing for Team Ireland at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Banska Bystrica. In what was a full day of action for Irish athletes, top performances across the board saw athletes perform and […]

EYOF Banska Bystrica - Schedule 25 July

July 25, 2022
BETHANY MCCAULEY AND SAM COLEMAN LEAD OUT TEAM IRELAND AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE EYOF TONIGHT Competition in the largest multi-sport event for youths in Europe begins Flagbearers Bethany McCauley (Judo) and Sam Coleman (Cycling) lead out Team Ireland in the Opening Ceremony of the European Youth Olympic Festival in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia last […]


July 24, 2022
TEAM IRELAND PARIS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT LARA Gillespie is definitely a ‘glass half-full’ person. As one of the 15 individual recipients of OFI Paris Olympic Scholarships she recently got the chance to do a photo-shoot, posing in her Irish skin suit, in front of the Eiffel Tower in the city where she hopes to fulfil her […]

Team Ireland Athletes at the EYOF Banska Bystrica 2022

July 24, 2022
Thirty three athletes have been selected across seven sports to compete at the European Youth Olympic Fedstival which takes place in Banska Bystrica in Slovakia from the 25-30 July 2022. Details on all the athletes can be found below: Name DOB Location Sport Event Club Coach Amy-Jo Kierans '03/10/2006 Monaghan Athletics Medley Relay (F) Oriel […]

Team Ireland at EYOF - the medallists

July 24, 2022
FROM 1991 - 2022 In the 21 years of Team Ireland competing at the European Youth Olympic Festival - Ireland has had significant success. There have been 69 medals won by Irish athletes in that time, and the most successful Games for Team Ireland was in Tibilisi in 2015, with a total of ten medals […]

Thirty-Three athletes across seven sports to compete for Team Ireland at the EYOF

July 13, 2022
The Permanent TSB Flagbearers will be Bethany McCauley (Judo) and Sam Coleman (Cycling) The Olympic Federation of Ireland has today named thirty-three athletes who will compete across seven sports in the Summer European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) later this month. The multi-sport event that is aimed at athletes aged 14-17 years, will take place in […]

IOC launches new four-sport Olympic qualifier series for Paris 2024

April 4, 2022
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is launching a new four-sport Olympic qualifier series for Paris 2024. This is an  Olympic Agenda 2020+5  project, which was presented today to the IOC Executive Board. The new IOC-led Olympic qualifier series will include four sports – BMX freestyle, breaking, skateboarding, and sport climbing.  The series of three festival-style events […]

Nicolas Roche appointed to new role by Cycling Ireland

January 28, 2022
Elite riders prepare for European and World Championships In a significant development for competitive cycling in Ireland, Cycling Ireland is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicolas Roche as Director Sportif for the Cycling Ireland Senior Road Program. The role will include preparation of athletes and attendance at the European Championships in August and the […]

Women’s Team Pursuit Squad Set New National Record to Finish 5th at Track Cycling World Championships

October 22, 2021
Ireland’s Women’s Team Pursuit squad of Emily Kay, Kelly Murphy, Mia Griffin and Alice Sharpe finished 5th at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships on Thursday in a new National Record of 4:21.126. The result is Ireland’s best finish in the event at World Championship level and continues an upward trajectory for the Ireland’s track […]


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 […]


August 7, 2021
Evening report from Team Ireland on Day 15 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games There was disappointment for Madison duo Mark Downey and Felix English as they failed to finish the 200-lap event in the velodrome this evening.  Downey and English looked at home in the bunch for much of the race, however they lost […]


August 6, 2021
It was another jam-packed afternoon and evening in Tokyo for Team Ireland today, with a host of Irish athletes in action across a range of disciplines. Three-time Olympian Natalya Coyle got off to an impressive start in the Women’s Individual Fencing Round, and will now go into Day Two of her event lying in joint […]


August 6, 2021
It was a tough evening all around for Team Ireland athletes in Tokyo this afternoon and evening. In Modern Pentathlon, a stroke of bad luck on her horse draw, cost three-time Olympian Natalya Coyle on the main day of competition in Modern Pentathlon. Coyle finished out in 24th place overall at the end of the […]


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 […]


July 24, 2021
 Afternoon report from Team Ireland on Day One of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games The action continued in Tokyo this afternoon for Team Ireland with Dan Martin, Nicolas Roche and Eddie Dunbar all competing in the men’s cycling road race, while Ellen Walshe was the first Irish swimmer to hit the water this evening, winning […]

Team Ireland Track Cycling Team Officially Selected for Tokyo 2020

June 17, 2021
Four athletes to compete in the Madison and Omnium events Team Ireland has officially selected the track cycling team who will compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. Four athletes and two reserve riders have been named to compete in the Madison and Omnium for men and women. The team will compete in […]


April 21, 2021
The European Olympic Committees (EOC) and the Union Européenne de Cyclisme (UEC) have announced the inclusion of two cycling events -- Mountain Biking and Freestyle BMX -- on the sports programme for the third edition of the European Games in Kraków-Małopolska. This will be the third appearance for cycling at the European Games after featuring […]

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 […]

Olympic Weekly Update 10 Dec 2020

December 10, 2020
In the final flurry of competitions before Christmas, Irish athletes will be in action this week in a couple of sports. The focus of our interview of the week today is Felix English, the Irish track cyclist who together with Mark Downey qualified a spot for Ireland in the Madison earlier this year. He talks […]

Brian Nugent steps down after 15 years with Cycling Ireland

December 7, 2020
After 15 years with Cycling Ireland, Brian Nugent has made the difficult decision to resign from his role as Head Coach and Technical Director. Nugent was Cycling Ireland’s longest-serving staff member, joining in 2006 in a development and coaching capacity. In 2013 he took on the Head Coach and Technical Director role and led a […]

Olympic Sport Update - 3 December 2020

December 3, 2020
This week’s update includes a number of activities across our Olympic community – with international competitions taking place in Taekwondo, Golf and Cycling, all detailed below. Also, this week’s interview is with Judoka Megan Fletcher, who is currently sitting inside Olympic qualification in 14th place – she talks about training in her parent’s garden centre […]

Chris McGlinchey to race UCI Cycling Esports World Championships

December 2, 2020
Cycling Ireland is pleased to announce Chris McGlinchey has been selected to represent Ireland at the 2020 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships. The inaugural Cycling Esports World Championships will take place on Zwift, the global online training and racing platform for athletes, from 8-9 December 2020. Athletes will race virtually from their homes and will compete […]
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