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Olivia Mehaffey ready to take on the world of professional golf

May 7, 2021
Arizona State University Senior and Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey today announced her intent to turn professional and will make her debut on the Symetra Tour’s Mission Inn Resort and Club Championship in Orlando in three weeks’ time. The 23 year old will turn professional after she aims to win a second NCAA title with her Arizona […]

Olympic Weekly Update 21 Jan 21

January 21, 2021
The Tokyo Olympic qualification status of the athletes can be found AT THIS LINK which will be regularly updated. While many athletes are currently training from home, with little competition, see below a summary of relevant updates from sports to kick off the new year. To date 52 Olympic athletes have secured Olympic qualification spots […]

Golf Ireland Appoints Neil Manchip as High Performance Director and National Coach

December 21, 2020
Golf Ireland has appointed Neil Manchip as its High Performance Director and National Coach. A recipient of the John Jacobs Award for Coaching and Teaching, awarded by the PGAs of Europe, in 2015, Manchip has presided over Ireland’s male amateur players during an unprecedented period of team and individual successes since 2005. Some highlights include […]

Olympic Weekly Updates 17 Dec

December 17, 2020
In our final update for 2020 we have a few competition updates for you from our Olympic family. The focus of our interview of the week today is three time Olympian Chloe Magee in Badminton. Chloe competes with her brother Sam Magee in the Mixed Doubles and is currently just outside Olympic qualification. Competing is […]

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 […]

Mehaffey ready for US Women’s Open

December 10, 2020
US Women’s Open, December 10 - 13 Olivia Mehaffey will make her second US Women’s Open appearance as an amateur this week at Champions Golf Club, Houston, Texas. The 23-year-old from Royal County Down Ladies gains an exemption into the field by virtue of being in the top 20 of the World Amateur Golf Rankings.  […]

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 […]

Olympic Sport Update - 26 November 2020

November 26, 2020
Last weekend we had a number of highlights from Equestrian and Golf, with a round up of those medal winning performances from Eventer Cathal Daniels and Golfer Stephanie Meadows. This weekend will be another relatively quiet one, and we have also included an interview with Jack Woolley who is preparing for his first competition since […]

Vacancy at Irish Ladies Golf Union

February 7, 2019
Championships & High Performance Administrator Role and Responsibilities: Responsible for all aspects related to the coordination, management and running of specific ILGU tournaments Responsible for teaching and supporting districts in the use of ILGU competition software Responsible for maintenance of the Golfnet website (member queries, tournament uploads, website upgrades etc.) Administration and maintenance of ILGU […]

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 […]

SUCCESS FOR TEAM IRELAND’S NIAMH COYNE ON DAY FOUR OF THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

October 11, 2018
A day of mixed results for Team Ireland at the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games; huge excitement as Tallaght’s Niamh Coyne medals in the women’s 100m breaststroke. Nhat Nguyen is knocked at the quarter final of the men’s badminton singles after a tight game against Shifeng Li from China while Emma Slevin qualifies for two […]

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 […]

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 […]

From the Roads of Bergen to the Rapids of South Africa and Much More in Your Sports Roundup

October 31, 2017
  CYCLING MASSIVE crowds flocked to cycling’s World Road Championships in Bergen in September where the huge attendances and support saw it favourably compared to when Norway hosted the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer in 1994. Best of the Irish over some demanding courses were Olympian Nicholas Roche and Mark Downey.  Roche’s 12th in the 31km […]

Irish Olympian Harrington Ryder Cup Bound

September 26, 2016
Great to see 2016 Irish Olympian Padraig Harrington add his experience to the background team under the leadership of Captain of Europe, Darren Clarke. Both teams of 12 will take part in 28 separate matches over the three days.. Each match is worth a single point, with the winning team needing to earn 14.5 points […]

Ireland make history with world bronze in Mexico

September 26, 2016
Ireland secured their best ever finish at the World Amateur Team Championships and captured a medal for the first time. Bronze was Ireland's reward for a magnificent performance in Cancun as Jack Hume, Stuart Grehan and Paul McBride combined for a podium finish. Ireland tied for third alongside Austria as Australia romped to a 19-stroke […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 15/16

August 20, 2016
Live updates and reaction from the penultimate day for Team Ireland at Rio 2016

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 13/16

August 18, 2016
National records, olympic bebuts, In-form golfers and sword-wielding Irish athletes - It's been a memorable Day 13 at Rio 2016

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 12/16

August 17, 2016
Golf and 800m are the ones to watch for Team Ireland on Day 12 of Rio 2016 today

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's 9/16

August 14, 2016
Athletics, Golf, Equestrian and Boxing were the sports to watch on Day 9 of Rio 2016

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 8/16

August 13, 2016
Follow the action for Team Ireland as the action enters Week 2 in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 7/16

August 12, 2016
Friday August 12th, 201612:52, Golf Men's Stroke Play, Seamus Power, Round 2: 67 (tied 10th overall on -4)13:36, Golf Men's Stroke Play, Padraig Harrington, Round 2: 71 (tied 22nd overall on -1)14:00, Equestrian Dressage Individual,  Judy Reynolds & Vancouver K, Grand Prix Special: 74.090%* (17th to qualify for Grand Prix Freestyle *PB & NR14:32, Rowing […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 6/16

August 11, 2016
Live Blog, Results and Imagery of Day 6 from Rio 2016 for Team Ireland

Rio 2016 - Team Ireland Profile

August 5, 2016
Pictures and Profiles of all 77 athletes competing for Ireland at the Olympic Games Rio 2016

Stephanie Meadow joins Team Ireland golfers at Rio 2016

July 19, 2016
19 July 2016 – Dublin, Ireland: The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and The Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI) are today pleased to confirm that Stephanie Meadow has been chosen to represent Team Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.   Stephanie Meadow, from Jordanstown, becomes the fourth golfer competing for Team Ireland at […]

Team Ireland select three golfers for Rio 2016

July 14, 2016
14 July 2016 – Dublin, Ireland:       The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and The Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI) are delighted to announce that Padraig Harrington, Seamus Power and Leona Maguire will represent Ireland at the Olympic Games in Rio this August. Redmond O’Donoghue, Chairman of the Confederation of Golf in […]

Statement on Graeme McDowell’s unavailability for Rio 2016

June 23, 2016
OCI Statement on Graeme McDowell’s unavailability for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 23 June 2016 – Dublin, Ireland: The Olympic Council of Ireland respects the decision taken by Graeme McDowell to make himself unavailable for consideration for the Irish Olympic Golf Team. It is important to re-emphasise that Graeme’s decision was taken for personal reasons […]

OCI Statement on Rio McIlroy's Decision Concerning Rio 2016

June 22, 2016
There is an opportunity for another Irish golfer to take up the chance to become an Olympian and participate in golf’s historic return to the Olympic Games after a 112-year absence.
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